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Rhetorical Functions in Academic Writing: Comparison and contrast

Exercise 3

Product feature comparison: Printers

Write a short text (between 250 and 300 words) on the subject of:

“Computer printers for students”

Use the information in the table below:

 

Epson Stylus Photo R200

Canon PIXMA iP4200

Epson AcuLaser C1100

Epson Stylus Photo R1800

HP LaserJet 1020

 

Epson Stylus Photo R200

Canon PIXMA iP4200

Epson AcuLaser C1100

Epson Stylus Photo R1800

HP LaserJet 1020

 

Price range: £26 - £28.00

Price range: £53 - £61

Price range: £199 - £345

Price range: £318 - £355

Price range: £80 - £117

Printing Technology

Inkjet

Inkjet

Laser

Inkjet

Laser

Output type

Colour

Colour

Colour

Colour

Monochrome

Connectivity technology

USB 1.1

USB 2.0

Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0

FireWire IEEE-1394, USB 2.0

USB 2.0

Printer type

Personal printer

Personal printer, Photo printer

Workgroup printer

Personal printer, Photo printer

Personal printer

Max B&W Printing Speed

15 pages per minute

29 pages per minute

25 pages per minute

1 page per minute

14 pages per minute

Max Colour Printing Speed

15 pages per minute

19 pages per minute

5 pages per minute

1 page per minute

4 pages per minute

Max media size

A4 (216 mm x 356 mm),

A4 (216 mm x 356 mm),

A4 (210 mm x 297 mm)

A3 (297 mm x 420 mm),

A4 (210 mm x 297 mm)

Media Capacity

120 pages

300 pages

180 pages

100 pages

150 pages

Cartridges/Toner

Uses 6 cartridges

 

Black x 2, Magenta x 1, Cyan x 1, , Yellow x 1

1 toner cartridge

 

Black x 1; Colour x 3

 

HP LaserJet Q2612 Print Cartridges

Cartridge Price

£18.00 all together

£9.99 each

£159.00

£11.90 each.

£50.00

Pages per cartridge

430 pages colour; 630 pages B&W

360 pages, B&W;

400 pages, colour

B&W: 4,000 pages; Colour: 1,500 pages

B&W: 440 pages; Colour: 440 pages

2000 pages

Width

46.2cm

41.9cm

44.5cm

61.5cm

37cm

Depth

26.3cm

29.9cm

44.5cm

31.4cm

23cm

Height

19.6cm

16cm

43.9cm

21.9cm

20.8cm

Weight

5.2kg

6.5kg

25kg

11.7kg

5kg

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