What all-in-one printer in 2017 best combines quality output and low per page cost?
Quality-wise for documents and some graphics quality is pretty high nowadays regardless of the printer. For photography it a whole nother story. The most economical are any that incorporate laser printing rather than ink because ink is incredibly expensive byparison. I don think laser printers can do bleeding (edge-to-edge printing) so I think youre stuck with ink and based on your desire for this sort of printing my guess is that you want to print photographs. MFC (Multi-function center - that what theyre called) aren the best for photography. However if you want to do bleeding on a laser you can get away by using a larger format printer (11 x 17) and feed letter-sized pages short-edge-first (it not really rmended though). My guess since you mentioned bleeding and it in an office setting is that you want to print fliers and brochures. To be honest you might get better results frompanies such as for 4-color short runs. But if this is to happen casually any color printer that does bleeding should do the trick. If youre interested in photography (and want it to be stunning) you need to start looking at printers with 6 or more inks (Canon and Epson are my preferences there). The only Epson printer I consider from their ECO line is the $1 model because the scanner has a sheet feeder. Its price is high probably because the scanner is of better quality but that just a guess. And I still wouldn consider it for photography. With regards to printing statistics theyre based on 5% page coverage. This means roughly a letter-sized page with 1u233 cartridges and about 26 lines of Times New Roman at 12 points. Having said this I use the statistics to calculate the cost per page and chose accordingly. Also if youre going to print photographs or documents with solid backgrounds those same statistics just fly out the window and the only parameter to consider would be the price of the ink per liter (or whatever unit you chose in order topare). You seem to like Epson ECO. Im pretty sure their quality is excellent but theyre likely to be pricier because there little hope for Epson of milking you for ink cartridges after the sale so it up to you whether youll experience high enough savings in consumables to justify the price difference.
Scrolling button on touchpad is not working on my HP ENVY, can anynoe help me with it?
SINCE YOUR TOUCHPAD IS NOT WORKING YOU NEED ANOTHER MOUSE FOR 5 TO 6 MIN. TO RECOVER THIS CAN BORROW FROM YOUR FRIEND. First update windows. just go to setting=updates & security=update now then restart your pc italic If still not working follow the folling step How do I fix Touchpad not working on HP Here are the solutions you can try . just work your way down until your problem is solved. Enable the Touchpad service for your laptop s#Method2 Troubleshoot the hardware issue s#Method4 ordered-list Fix 1 Enable the Touchpad service for your laptop If the Touchpad is disabled your laptop Touchpad stops working. So you can check and enable the Toucpad in your laptop to fix it. There are two ways to enable Touchpad in your HP laptop Way 1 Check the dot at the upper left corner There is generally a dot at the upper left corner on the Touchpad pane so you can double tap the dot on the upper left to enable the HP Touchpad. Way 2 Enable the Touchpad in Settings You can go to the Mouse settings in your laptop to enable the Touchpad Note The screenshots below are from Windows 1 but the fixes apply to Windows 8 & 7. 1) On your keyboard press the Windows key and X at the same time. 2) Click Settings in the popup menu. 3) Click Devices . 4) Click Mouse and touchpad and click Additional mouse options. 5) Select the Touchpad tab (or Hardware tab or Device settings tab ) and make sure your Touchpad is enabled . 6) Reboot your laptop and try your Touchpad. Fix 2 Update the Touchpad driver The missing or outdated Touchpad driver can cause your laptop touchpad not working issue so you can update your Touchpad driver to fix the issue. There are two ways to update the Touchpad driver manually and automatically . Manually update the Touchpad driver 3 You can update the touchpad driver by searching the driver from the manufacturer then download and install the driver into yourputer. Ensure to download the driver that ispatible with your Windows OS. This requires time andputer skills. Automatically update the Touchpad driver 3 If you are not familiar with playing around with drivers you can do it automatically with Driver Easy s . Driver Easy will automatically recognize your Windows system and find the correct driver for your video adapter. You don need to risk downloading the wrong Touchpad driver. You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only a few clicks (and you get full support and a 3-day money back guarantee ) 1) Download s and install Driver Easy. 2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan yourputer and detect any problem drivers. 3) Click the Update button next to the flagged Touchpad device name to automatically download the correct version of the driver (you can do this with the FREE version ) then install it in yourputer. Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version s whiches with full support and a 3-day money back guarantee. Youll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.) 4) Restart your laptop and try your Touchpad. Note You can also try to uninstall and reinstall the Touchpad driver with Driver Easy (Pro version required). This is useful especially when you are trying to remove any driver causing troubles and reinstall it. If your touchpad issue still persists don worry. There something else to try. Fix 3 Troubleshoot the hardware issue If touchpad on your HP laptop is still not working you can try the troubleshooting utility in Windows to automatically fix the hardware issue detected. Follow these steps 1) Open Control Panel in your laptop and click Troubleshooting . 2) Click Hardware and Sound . 3) Click Hardware and device . 4) Click Next then wait for the troubleshooting process to finish. 5) Follow the on-screen wizard to automatically fix the detected issues. 6) Reboot your laptop and try your Touchpad. Thesere the effective solutions to fix HP Touchpad not working . Which methods helps you through? If you have any questions feel free toment below and well see what more we can do to further help.
How long does it take for a lifelong Windows user to become comfortable using a MacBook Pro?
There is tl;dr at the end At work under my desk I have two workstations. One Windows Workstation one MacPro (from the time they made professional workstations with dual-CPU Xeon CPUs). Two years ago I decided to make an experiment and only use Mac for 4 days no matter what the task is. I have been using Windows since ; I used OS X since 25 occasionally for mail or some work-specific-tasks but then I would move files to Windows do the rest and finish the work there. Those 4 days I have tried to do everything on Apple hardware including my work research design and general experimenting with software and tools which I would otherwise do on Windows PC. I tried to use a Windows machine just for tasks there was no way to use Mac on that occasion. Apple MacBook Pro 3 Three Generations I used multiple MacBooks and they are different generations. If you don see much of the difference take a look at how MacBook Pro is written at the bottom of the screen. Model Name MacBook PronProcessor Name Intel Core i7nProcessor Speed 2.4 GHznNumber Of Processors 1nTotal Number Of Cores 4nMemory 8 GBnHDD SSD 256 GB MacBook Pro retina at that time costed $ for just bare 15 device. Missing DVD drive is not that big deal since I can buy $79 external DVD drive and carry it with me and plug it in USB port when I need it. Missing Ethernet port is a big deal for me but I could buy Apple USB Ethernet adapter for $29 and carry it around. The first thing I am missing is enough USB ports; there are only two. So if you plug in your USB DVD drive and USB Ethernet adapter there is no place neither for my External USB HDD nor USB thumb drive to copy a colleague several files. Even two USB Flash drives can not fit because ports are too close. I use W graphic tablet and 3DConnexion 3d mouse but there were no free USB port for those so I would need to buy additional USB hub for $29 with 4 ports . That would not be that bad if the that hub supported USB 3. so I could use my drives with full performance. Today they support USB 3 I believe. I had a presentation to show using projector but there was no jack for external DVI DisplayPort or VGA monitor. Luckily I can buy Apple mini-DVI to DVI adapter for only $19 . Touchpad is large and much morefortable than any touchpad I used by that time even though I am more of a mouse user. Keyboard is the mostfortable one I used on a laptop but I missed a numeric keypad some of my older laptops had. Keyboard would be better if the light came only from the letters and not also from the gap around keys. Retina display looks really good in some applications but most applications had even more jagged fonts and UI elements than any other laptop I have seen. UI elements in most applications were way too small forfortable usage and the eyestrain from working more than 3 hours was horrible. I was frowning for hours. Atop of that it has reflective screen and I am not a fan of it unless it is necessary as in case of touchscreen laptops which is by now on almost every laptop out there and it probably costs additional $3 to add. Since I sketch sometimes I need a laptop with stylus support and Apple does not give it to me (iPad Pro does not count its Pencil performs worse than styluses on Windows TabletPCs and iPad Pro lacks full Photoshop filesystem external display support and cost more than HP Spectre x36 2-in-1...) I also have to mention that this MacBook Pro retina was a cheaper version with speed of 2.3 GHz and has only 256GB drive so I needed a space in the bag for an additional external Hard Drive. It runs very hot even with just web surfing so placing it on a lap did not work out. I could not wear a watch while working on is as the Aluminum finish makes a noise people around me protested. I expected it to be quiet but I was disappointed. MacBook Pro with i7 is as loud as my laptop from 25 when doing something more processor intensive. Even copying files from HDD to USB Flash drive made it sound like a jet engine. On idle it is very quiet though. One day I forgot the power adapter at home and I have found out that the power connector is notpatible with previous generation of MacBook Pros. Verdict is It is OK if you are going to a place with solid WiFi connection where you won need DVD drive or external periphery external hard-drives or work with large files and you don need to connect it to external non-apple monitor or a projector and you are not using it in your lap or wear a wrist watch. It does not have that minimal look with all these adapters dangling from it. Otherwise bring a USB to Ethernet Adapter USB Hub External HDD or USB Flash drive USB DVD SuperDrive Apple mini-DVI to DVI adapter and don forget the mouse I also used Apple MacBook Pro 15u233 Model Name MacBook PronProcessor Name Intel Core i7nProcessor Speed GHznNumber of Processors 1nTotal Number of Cores 2nMemory 8 GB The other 15 inch MacBook pro I used had a DVD drive SD card reader and Ethernet port but did not have Retina display. It still had small keyboard only two USB ports and had other IMHO bad properties of MacBook Pro Retina mentioned before. It also did not have SSD drive but regular SATA HDD. It costed the same as retina but had .3GHz higher CPU speed. This is the first time I have seen a burn-in effect on a non-plasma screen. I would have a window on a screen for a few minutes and when I switched to something else I would still see the ghost of that window for the next several minutes. That was horrible for the design work as the slight shift of colors was always there by something that was on the screen a moment ago. Sometimes I would try to smooth the edge of something and later realize that it was just a ghosting from something before and that I have just created a new edge. The third MacBook I used had bad angles of viewing where the screen colors would almost invert when it is angled a bit too much down or up. I have seen that before only on cheap $25-$35 range laptops. Magic Mouse 3 $69 - Buttonless cordless mouse. I have found it to be very unergonomic with its flat shape and sharp corners. It was easy to get it because nobody in the office wanted it. Finger touch scroll is fine on websites or lists but I prefer a scroll-wheel with bumps so when I know I need to scroll exactly 7 items I can feel bumping over item 7 times. I use this for example when switching tabs in Firefox and it is hard to switch x tabs down without over- or under-scrolling. The direction of scroll is reversed but is easy to get used to and the settings can change. New Magic Mouse has been ridiculed on the web for having the charging port on the bottom so a mentioning it is enough. No middle click so there is no one-hand convenient way to open tabs or use panning in 3d applications or click to autoscroll etc. I am also missing two side buttons from my Logitech mouse. I decided after 3 days of usage that I would not be able to last through 4 days if I had to use that mouse but luckily it supported my Logitech mouse. DVD drive is not a drawer like with windows laptops but a slice unless you have MacBook Pro Retina or Air then it is a external box with slice which costs $79 and does not have an eject button so forget about using it on a Windows. Form over Function... or not? Everything Apple is too much a form over function... or is it actually cheapest-way-to-manufacture something over function. When you see something with straight vertical edges that can be made in 3d program using basic primitives and simple Boolean operations that was definitely not a decision based on usability research and definitely not based on aesthetics. Menu Bar One day I connected a Cintiq display as a second monitor. Now imagine drawing something on a Cintiq but you have a menu bar only on primary screen. I would put the pen down take a mouse move it to primary screen and click menu item then take the pen again and continue drawing. After 3 minutes you do not want to do it any more. Luckily in recent versions of OS X they added a menu bar on secondary screens also but I returned to Windows a long time since. OS X MacOS The only thing OS X excels is design of system settings. All settings are sorted in a logical manner and all you need is within 3 clicks and without scrolling required. Windows Control Panel was a mess but Windows 1 settings displayed linearly in a vertical list is even worse. Even though I used Mac for a long time I felt crippled by OS X. There are so many small things missing. Cut-Paste for files does not work; copy current path from explorer is easy but not from Finder; Not possible to paste files into the open dialog; drag&drop did not work as expected missing shell con menu extensions for everything one can think of... ...but then started the real problems like finding out that the software I wanted to use did not exist for Mac. 3ds Max does not exist there for example. Many experimental software does not work (for 3d UV uring work that I used a lot at that time) I wanted to use Kinect to scan something for a project and I also could not... Today Oculus Rift is not any more supported for Mac; Inability to choose nVidia GTX 97 or better on a mac will also leave it without VR headsetes support for now. After the 4 days I switched back and that is the biggest reason to try OS X for a week or two. After returning to Windows I have noticed how much it is easier to use and my productivity increased dramatically. The only thing I was missing when I returned was the Columns View from a OS X Finder which I got used to a lot but then in a few weeks I made a file manager with the similar columns view but I also went a step further and made all columns fit into the available space - so no more scrolling left-right to access ancestor folders. Now nothing else was missing. Bash Some people can not live without it so if that would be your reason for Mac it should not be. Windows 1 has beta version of Native Bash and with it support for Linuxmand-line tools which run directly on Windows in an environment that behaves like Linux! TL;DR; It depends on what you do on aputer If you only use Google services gmail google docs or other browser based work it will take you 1 minutes. Most shortcuts are the same. But if you do creative work it varies. I was mostly bothered by hardware that favors form over function and performance. I did it a-few-tasks-at-a-time and it took me years but I never switchedpletely because I think it would not be worth it. By switching to Mac I would actually loose a lot by investing my time into a closed ecosystem and abandoning much more exciting technology-rich future. There is more closed ecosystem than Apple and we want more freedom not less. If I wanted do switch ever and my job allowed it I would switch to Linux. OS X is used by only 7% of users instead of 9%+ market share Windows OS. As a software developer I would loose a lot of potential clients. As a 3D Artist and designer I want OS that will provide me with widest array of tools and technologies to do my work and I would loose a lot of programs and tools available only for Windows... and there is also DirectX for 3D acceleration that is better for 3D programs than OpenGL plus for games once VR technology ripens I plan to start playing. If you wanted to be IOS developer a Mac is what you need (although Visual Studio with Xamarin (now free) also supports writing one code andpiling for iOS+Android+Windows UWP at the same time). Apple has abandoned their servers and 3D professionals by canceling their 2-CPU systems and removing nVidia GPUs from all their products so also no CUDA performance increases. I would be also loosing a lot of freedom to do things my way and be forced to use devices in a way some dudes at Apple imagined that I should. Today I use a laptop made of aluminum with reflective screen and also without Ethernet port or DVD drive... but at least it has a touchscreen can be flipped and used as a tablet supports pressure sensitive stylus and costs less than MacBook Pro although it looks like MacBook Air (HP Spectre x36) and is much faster. The most importantly it runs the same OS as a smartphone my 8-inch tablet the Xbox and HoloLens. Switching to the darkside as you call it makes it harder to switch back. Once you want to use Oculus Rift or other VR headsets or other new technologies you will wish you did not do it. EDIT 216 In latest MacBook Pro Apple removed SD card slot HDMI port miniDP port regular USB ports ESC and other function keys drivers for the printers we have are also gone in the latest Mac OS and I am glad I never switched.
Are new automobiles today superior to those from 25 years ago?
Yes to all of the above and much more. Cars today can easily go 1 miles and much much more without doing much more than regular maintenance. Cars today are much much safer when in an accident than 25 years ago. They have crush zones air bags collision avoidance systems collapsable steering wheels padded dashes engines that move under the car rather than into the passengerpartment and much much more. Cars today get far better mileage than anything in their class from 25 years ago. fort is an individual things but climate control systems are much better the cars today are much quieter even basic cars sometimes have things like cabin filters and much more. Power is over the top today. It took a big heavy V8 way back when to get 3HP. You can get that out of a 4 cylinder these days - the Ford Turbo Ecoboost 4 cylinder in the Mustang gets 31HP. Of course the price of all that technology has increased too. A 1992 Mustang GT 5.L retailed for around $15. A 217 Mustang GT 5.L retails for $33.
What is your favorite small computer printer (including brand) that has been proven reliable and long-lasting?
Is there a home printer that I can rmend? I have an HP Photosmart 651 printer and I can't say that I've had anyts. It was easy to set up. It's easy to use. The print quality is excellent. The scan & copy functions are excellent. And I've had it for 4 or 5 years with no problems. Lastly when I purchased it the price was right. If I needed to purchase a new printer and I could find an HP Photosmart printer on sale andpetitively priced I would buy another HP. (Full disclosure - I do not work for HP nor am I connected to HP in any way. I do not sell home printers. I do not rate or rank home printers professionally. I've simply given you my own opinion about the printer I personally own. I hope you find it helpful.)
Which multifunction printer (fax, scan, print) will work with linux?
I have a HP Officejet 65A which works fine for all functions but it five years old so there are almost certainly newer machines. A rule of thumb as with a lot of Linux support is not to go with the newest and look for a product from apany with good Linux support - HP Canon and Epson are all pretty good and it easy enough to search for a model number to see if there is explicit support.