Parallel ports

By steeve
Apr 9, 2009
  1. is it common for motherboards to have parallel ports these days?
    is it something that will die out before too long?

    i am looking to buy an oldish but wide format printer which has no usb connection and i'm wondering if i will stil be able to use it when i upgrade someday.
  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    They have been phasing the parallel port out for some time now. Your best bet in the future would be to either buy a parallel port card or a usb to parallel adapter.
  3. steeve

    steeve TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 146

    thanks for that. at least adapters are available
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