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Is USB 1.1 printer compatible with laptop that has USB 2.0 ports?

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What the question says, I have a IBM Laptop and I wanna buy a printer online but I'm not sure if the USB 1.1 connectivity of the printer will be compatible with 2.0 USB port in my computer.


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Yes, USB 2.0 is downward compatible with USB 1.1.

Of course, your printer will only run at USB 1.1 speeds, not the 10 times faster USB 2 speed (assuming the printer could print the data that fast, which is *most* unlikely - in practice you probably won't see any difference)
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