I have adviced friends to buy a new Dell computer, P4 and 1 gig memory, XP Pro SP2. They use it for their bussiness, so I thought of a nice sturdy, decent and quiet computer, ready for many years of hard labor, (mainly office)
Problem is now that this Dell doesn't have an on-board LPT1 connector, and this is needed for their needle-printer. For their bussines they must print out multiple double forms (you know, white-pink-green)
I wonder what is best to do.
I think I have two options,
1. Installing an PCI-card with an LPT1 port, (two free PCI slots easily installable)
2. Connecting an USB-to LPT1 connector.
I do wonder if a Dell can easily cope with extra added hardware, maybe it should be Dell-origin?
And the program that is being used is originally Dos-Based, but the new version has been ported decently for XP.
What are the pro's and contra's I'm missing at this moment?
I have to decide quick, the program is going to be installed april 5th, and printer-connection for this is needed.
any help appreciated.