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Title: Teen computer equipment
Post by: Megan on November 15, 2014, 07:04 AM
How likely is it these days for a teenager to have a printer in their room at home, as opposed to needing to print off school assignments etc. on a shared printer elsewhere in the house (which was the set-up my family had when I was a teen)?
Title: Re: Teen computer equipment
Post by: Shauna LaVoy Reynolds on November 15, 2014, 07:42 AM
A single networked computer that can be accessed by various household laptops and other devices seems more likely.
Title: Re: Teen computer equipment
Post by: ruecole on November 15, 2014, 12:22 PM
We only have one shared printer (and scanner) in our house, but if you need the kid to have their own printer, I can't see why you couldn't come up with a valid reason to have one in their room.

Hope that helps!

Rue
Title: Re: Teen computer equipment
Post by: AnneB on November 15, 2014, 02:28 PM
It could be the old inkjet before the family bought the wireless all-in-one laser printer.
Title: Re: Teen computer equipment
Post by: ruecole on November 15, 2014, 02:39 PM
Yes. This. Until they bought they're own computer last year, my kids always had the hand-me-down stuff. That could definitely include a hand-me-down printer. Or, maybe your teen has saved up to buy their own because Mom and Dad's isn't good enough? Maybe they wanted a photo printer or a 3D printer or somesuch?

Hope that helps!

Rue
Title: Re: Teen computer equipment
Post by: Megan on November 15, 2014, 02:44 PM
Thanks, that does help!  :)
Title: Re: Teen computer equipment
Post by: dewsanddamps on November 15, 2014, 03:03 PM
Our daughter bought herself a refurbished laptop that came with a printer (and maybe a mouse). She never used the printer--something  made it difficult (paying for the ink?)  :naughty  So she always used the family printer--but if she'd been trying to sneak-print something, she could have done it.

(She also could have printed at the community college.)