Printers Compatible With a Dell

by Lee Johnson

Dell was founded in 1984 and has since been producing computers, laptops and printers for users across the world. Printers communicate with your computer through "Drivers," which can be thought of as translators, turning your commands into something the printer understands. Drivers are particular to your operating system (e.g. Windows Vista) and not your laptop. As a result, most printers are compatible with Dell computers, and drivers are often released for unsupported operating systems.

Dell V313 All-In-One Printer

The Dell V313 All-In-One is a printer, scanner and copier, which is manufactured by Dell itself. You can even use the V313, independent of your PC, by printing directly from a memory card. If you're looking to print photos to frame, the V313 can print borderless pictures, and it can print 30 color photos per minute. Windows Vista and 7 are supported, and the V313 connects via a USB cable. The printer also features an "Eco" mode, which automatically dims the display screen light after two minutes of idle time, and the printer itself goes into "Power Save" mode if not in use for 10 minutes.

Epson Stylus SX125 Multifunction

The Epson Stylus SX125 is an inkjet printer that also serves as a scanner and copier. It is capable of pumping out 15 A4 color pages per minute. It is also compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. It comes with Epson Easy Photo Print software, which allows you to enhance and edit your photos prior to printing. The Stylus SX125 comes with four ink cartridges and connects to your computer via a USB cable. The scanner gives you 600x1200 dpi resolution, ensuring clear and accurate captures of your documents and photographs.

HP Photosmart Premium CC335B Multifunction Inkjet Printer

The Photosmart Premium CC335B is an inkjet printer with wireless connectivity. It has four different ink cartridges and can print up to 32 color pages per minute. It also serves as a scanner, copier and fax machine, and, as a result, is well suited for the home office. You can print double-sided pages and is set up to print on envelopes, labels, cards and DVDs, as well as regular paper. It is compatible with Windows Vista and XP, and it connects via wireless, Bluetooth or USB. You can also insert memory cards directly into the Photosmart Premium CC335B and use it independent of a PC with the aid of the color LCD display screen. It also comes with HP's Photosmart Essential 3.5 software, used for editing and managing your photos on your PC.

About the Author

Lee Johnson has written for various publications and websites since 2005, covering science, music and a wide range of topics. He studies physics at the Open University, with a particular interest in quantum physics and cosmology. He's based in the UK and drinks too much tea.

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