Memory and Storage
Lots of Memory The standard and maximum amount of RAM is a common entry in printer spec sheets, but unless you know what it's used for-holding print jobs in a queue, rasterizing additional pages while other pages print, or something else altogether-it doesn't tell you much. More important, it doesn't tell you what you'll gain from adding the maximum amount.Hard drives will almost always show up in a spec sheet if a printer includes one, whether as standard or as an option. As with memory, however, drives can be used for any number of different functions. Unless the spec sheet tells you what the printer uses the drive for, it's not telling you anything useful. Prints from USB Key Printing files from a USB key is a useful convenience, but it's important to know which file formats the feature works with. Printing JPG files, for example, won't be as useful in most offices as printing PDF files. On the other hand, printing JPGs may be the better choice for businesses that use photos, including, for example, real estate.