Any device that connects to the computer, such as a printer, scanner, monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Tom is scanning black/white documents, but he gets a lot of black dots on them. How can he get better quality documents? Leo says that it depends on the software you’re using. There’s a utility called “DeScreen” in some scanner software. A third party program called VUESCAN is a good utility for boosting contrast to get high quality document scans. Also check out ScanTips.com.
Tim needs an all in one printer. Leo likes the Epson Workforce printers. Very affordable. HUGE paper bins. Excellent quality. If you need a home model, the Epson Artisan is the one to get. Both can also be hooked up wirelessly to your network which is great because every computer in the house can use them.
(Disclaimer: Epson is a sponsor)
Leo says he highly recommends this webcam. The only issue Leo has found with Logitech cameras is that some of them do not have Mac drivers. But since Don is using it with Windows, it should work great.
She's going to be using this printer for scanning and printing documents along with photos. Leo likes the Canon Pixma because it's really good for photo printing. They tend to go through ink fairly quickly though, and ink cartridges are fairly expensive.
Jim wants to scan some pages and then edit the text. Leo says that’s called Optical Character Resolution (OCR) and it will give you various results. It’ll never be perfect. ReadIris is the best OCR program out there.
Jeff runs Linux of his machine, but he can’t print. Leo suggests using CUPS. It supports most recent printers. So install CUPS, then your drivers and that should clear it up.