The lowdown on portable printers

What is it? Portable printers are battery-powered models that let road warriors print documents from their notebook PCs or PDAs.

Other options? This guide covers printers that are useful for generic office applications including faxes, e-mail, text documents and spreadsheets. There are also small-format portable printers, available from digital camera or other specialty manufacturers, that are designed for limited applications such as photography or printing out labels, bar codes and invoices.

Must-know info? Make sure your printer connection matches that of your laptop or handheld.

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