Portable printers for laptops are a great device for travelers and for those who do a lot of their business while on the road. They are also great for students who live in a dorm or anyone who lives where space is an issue.
Technology has changed the way we live and we are now able to do things practically anywhere that at one time we could only do from our homes or offices. If you are mobile a good part of your day, it is nice to have a small, portable and compact printer to go with your laptop.
Most portable printers for laptops are inkjet printers. Some can only print in black ink but most are now capable of printing in color as well, and some can print photos. Before you purchase one of these printers you should ask yourself a few questions.
Which printer will best fit your needs? What features do you need? What are the pros and cons of each printer you are considering purchasing? How reliable is the manufacturer? How important is the way the printer looks? What is the best size for you? How much are you willing to spend?
If the specifications of a portable printer for laptops fit your needs, then you know you are purchasing the one that is right for you. If you need to print hundreds of pages per day, you will need to go with a laptop printer that is heavy duty and therefore, it will weigh more, be a little larger of a device and not be as easy to transport. If, however, this type of volume is not necessary, you will be able to go with a lighter, more portable printer.
Many of the portable printers for laptops come from very reliable manufactures like Canon and Hewlett Packard who offer a warranty and the opportunity to return the printer if you find it is not exactly what you are looking for.
Some of these printers are small enough to fit easily into your laptop bag and they are so lightweight that you will not even know you have added them to your bag. This type, of course, will be more expensive with some costing approximately four hundred dollars or more. Even these smaller printers are capable of full page printing that will give you sharp text and crisp graphics. Some also offer wireless operation allowing you to print wirelessly from popular handheld devices.
One feature to be on the lookout for is the type of paper used in the printer you choose. Some of these portable printers for laptops need special paper. If you purchase this type, be absolutely certain to always have enough paper with you as you would not want to run out of paper at a critical moment. Since most of these laptops run off of batteries be certain to check the life of the battery – especially if you travel a lot. For example, if your job takes to from the United States to Asia, you will want to make sure that the battery in your printer lasts for a twenty plus hour trip (including layovers). Or you will want to make sure that you pack an extra battery.
You can do an online comparison of features to ensure that you are getting the portable printer for laptops that will fit all your needs – as well as your pocketbook!