Fast print speeds up to 8.4 ipm* in black, up to 4.8 ipm* in color
Creates a 4" x 6" borderless photo-quality print in as little as 43 sec.*
Prints, copies, scans and faxes for convenience.
Built-in wireless connectivity
Requires a working network with 802.11b/g capability.
Dual color gamut technology
Automatically optimizes your originals for high-quality copies.
Auto Photo Fix II technology
Categorizes your images into portrait, scenery, night scenery, snapshot with scenery and snapshot with night scenery modes for optimal image and multizone exposure correction.
Apple® iPhone® printing technology
Print your photos wirelessly from compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod® touch models (requires Canon Easy Photo Print for iPhone app).
Color resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
To produce clear, vibrant images.
Produces frame-ready 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" and letter-size photos
Quickly print and frame just-taken or saved photos.
Direct printing from PictBridge-enabled digital cameras, DV camcorders and camera phones
For convenient printing without a computer. Also print from the BU-30 wireless Bluetooth unit (not included).
Copies up to 3.4 ipm* in color
To generate copies quickly.
Flatbed scanner with 48-bit color and 8.5" x 11.7" scan area
Plus a scan resolution up to 1200 x 2400 dpi (19,200 x 19,200 dpi interpolated) to reproduce exact colors and large images.
Super G3 fax with 33.6 Kbps modem and up to 50-page fax memory
To meet all your office needs. Color faxing to and from color fax machines.
Automatic sheet feeder
For unattended faxing, scanning and copying.
EasyPhoto-Print EX technology
Crops images, corrects red-eye, smoothes facial lines and skin tone and brightens and sharpens faces.
USB 2.0 connectivity
For simple connection to your computer.
*Print speeds vary with use. See manufacturer for info on print speeds.
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.
Tablets have grown immensely in popularity over the past several years. This has caused a variety of manufacturers to begin making them. At the same time, it has made buying one a more difficult task as there is more to choose from. With some simple tips for buying a tablet, however, you can feel more confident about your decision.
1. What will you use it for?
Tablets are very multifunctional devices that can be used for a variety of different purposes. For example, some businesses rely on tablets to make inventory-taking a much easier process. And some people buy tablets just to watch movies in bed. Knowing what you'll use your tablet for will help you to decide what features are important to you. For example, is constant access to the internet a necessity? Will you want to someday increase the storage capabilities of the tablet? When you shop with the answers to these questions in mind, it can make ruling out tablets that won't work for your purposes much easier.
2. What apps does it have?
Although the answer to this question is constantly changing, if you have certain apps or types of apps that you know you'll want to use, make sure they're offered on the operating system your tablet uses. More apps can mean more functionality from your tablet, so go with an operating system that has a wide selection. More isn't always the best, however, so you shouldn't simply choose the manufacturer with the most apps (Apple, right now) and go with them. Just make sure you have the variety you need in the type of apps you plan to use.
3. Price doesn't always predict quality
As is the case with most products, just because you pay more for a tablet doesn't mean it's of the highest quality. Some companies, like Amazon, have been able to offer tablets for a low price because they know they'll make money from additional purchases (e.g. books, apps, etc.). Yet their tablet is still a very high-quality product.
4. Size matters
It will matter to you in one way or another, whether it is that you want a tablet of a certain size or want to pay a certain price for your tablet. The smallest tablets are around 7 to 8 inches across. They are very portable and lower-priced than larger models. Medium tablets range from 9 to 10 inches; most tablets fall into this size category. They have higher resolutions screens than the smaller tablets and are better for watching movies or television. There aren't many tablets over 10 inches available now but they are becoming more popular. Many manufacturers call them hybrids because they offer the processing power of a PC but the touch screen of a tablet.
5. Screen resolution
The highest resolution available right now is 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, but you don't need to go that high to have a clear picture. You should test your tablet out, however, and make sure the resolution is to your liking before you make the purchase.