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It might not be the right group to ask, but I couldn't find a more qualified one...: It is time to replace my old HP Deskjet 870Cse. Do any of the newer deskjets (around $150.00) come with USB 2.0 ? Does it really matter in printing wheter it is USB 2.0 or 1.1 ?? I noticed that the newer deskjets (of HP) come with smaller cartridges. That makes it all more expensive game... Any suggestions before I go "shopping" ? Thanks....

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    Default Deskjet printers - USB 2.0 or 1.1 ?

    It might not be the right group to ask, but I couldn't find a more
    qualified one...:

    It is time to replace my old HP Deskjet 870Cse.

    Do any of the newer deskjets (around $150.00) come with USB 2.0 ?

    Does it really matter in printing wheter it is USB 2.0 or 1.1 ??

    I noticed that the newer deskjets (of HP) come with smaller
    cartridges. That makes it all more expensive game...

    Any suggestions before I go "shopping" ?

    Thanks.
    ZR Guest

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    Default Re: Deskjet printers - USB 2.0 or 1.1 ?

    I've got an epson 1280 ($499) and its USB 2.0.

    But I run it on USB 1.1 ports anyway...

    I'm not overly concerned as to what speed - I don't have USB 2 ports on my
    laptop, only 1.1

    "ZR" <zvipipeline.com> wrote in message
    news:8a70jvsjvq13jf6nrr07nod5s1u8cc1d6d4ax.com...
    > It might not be the right group to ask, but I couldn't find a more
    > qualified one...:
    >
    > It is time to replace my old HP Deskjet 870Cse.
    >
    > Do any of the newer deskjets (around $150.00) come with USB 2.0 ?
    >
    > Does it really matter in printing wheter it is USB 2.0 or 1.1 ??
    >
    > I noticed that the newer deskjets (of HP) come with smaller
    > cartridges. That makes it all more expensive game...
    >
    > Any suggestions before I go "shopping" ?
    >
    > Thanks.

    Lisa Duskis Guest

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    Default Re: Deskjet printers - USB 2.0 or 1.1 ?

    ZR wrote:
    > It might not be the right group to ask, but I couldn't find a more
    > qualified one...:
    >
    > It is time to replace my old HP Deskjet 870Cse.
    >
    > Do any of the newer deskjets (around $150.00) come with USB 2.0 ?
    >
    > Does it really matter in printing wheter it is USB 2.0 or 1.1 ??
    >
    > I noticed that the newer deskjets (of HP) come with smaller
    > cartridges. That makes it all more expensive game...
    >
    > Any suggestions before I go "shopping" ?
    >
    > Thanks.
    I'll stick my neck out here: Hi-Speed USB (formerly USB 2) will only
    provide benefits with printers that have sufficient internal RAM to
    permit fast transfer of the totality of print data. Otherwise, the
    print data will be held in the computer spooler RAM and trickled out to
    the printer at the speed of the print head. Many new printers have
    little if any internal RAM so that the page printing speed controls the
    transfer rate from computer spooler to printer. The effective data
    transfer rate is a fraction of USB (formerly USB 1.1) data transfer
    rates. Hi-Speed USB (formerly USB 2) transfer rates are immaterial to
    performance in the case of RAM-less printers (as is USB [formerly USB
    1.1]).

    Moreover, printers without internal RAM will by necessity slow the
    performance of the host computer since the host must allocate CPU as
    well as RAM (spooler) to the printing. Even with a fast CPU and
    adequate XP memory, users report that printing appears to "take over"
    the computer, especially when printing large color doents at high
    resolution, until the print job is completed.

    If you shop for a printer, look for internal RAM, and lots of it -
    several megabytes. In the long run, if you do much printing -especially
    color- the extra cost is justified by the increase in apparent computer
    performance.

    Concerning printer carts, I have seen several semi-tongue-in-cheek
    yses promoting the concept that buying a new printer when the carts
    run dry is cost-equivalent to buying replacement carts for an existing
    printer.

    Q


    Quaoar Guest

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