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Current output devices


Current output devices

inkjet printer printing photo quality pictures


A table showing the function of different output devices.

Output deviceFunction
Laser printerHigh quality output. Fast and quiet. Laser printers, especially colour laser printers are very expensive to buy but the running costs are low. This means it doesn’t cost much to print each page.
Inkjet printerUsually colour, slow but quiet. Inkjet printers are cheap to buy but generally more expensive to run than laser printers. It costs a lot more to print a page compared to laser printers.
PlotterUses pens to draw fine high definition lines used in plans. Used mainly for CAD.
(Visual Display Unit) monitorScreen to view output from computer

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