Hi, My old HP5P has given up the ghost and I have replaced it with a PCA recommended Brother HL5050. This can be either connected via parallel or USB2 port. Please could anyone tell me which would be the better option, re speed, functionality etc. System OS XP Pro, AMD 1.3GHZ, 512MB. Thanks
If the laser printer has usb2 technology and your motherboard has usb2 sockets. Use the latest thing.
If on the other hand you have to spend to achieve this, stick with the parallel port. I would of thought that usb2 will be marginally faster, but not by much. usb2 comes into it's own on large data transfers, eg hard drives, digital cameras. The file sizes sent to a printer are usually small and the minuscule wait over extra expenditure may not be worth it.