1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 8:52 AM by varjak paw
koy59agi Level 1 Level 1

Hello, I need to buy a new printer but when shopping how can I tell if its compatible with my new MacBook Pro?  This is my first Mac computer so please accept my apologies for my ignorance.  At least I have finally bought a Mac.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Reply by varjak paw on Jan 4, 2013 8:52 AM Helpful

Read the specifications for the printer - usually they're printed on the box and will list Mac OS X (and the specific versions) if it's supported - or ask the dealer or printer manufacturer. They should be able to tell you if the printer is compatible with your Mac. Apple also has a list of printers for which they include drivers in Mac OS X here:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669

 

though that list may not be completely current nor all-inclusive of every printer for which there are drivers.

 

If there's a particular model of printer that you're considering, you can also do a web search or post the printer model here and ask for opinions.

 

Regards.

 

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Read the specifications for the printer - usually they're printed on the box and will list Mac OS X (and the specific versions) if it's supported - or ask the dealer or printer manufacturer. They should be able to tell you if the printer is compatible with your Mac. Apple also has a list of printers for which they include drivers in Mac OS X here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669

     

    though that list may not be completely current nor all-inclusive of every printer for which there are drivers.

     

    If there's a particular model of printer that you're considering, you can also do a web search or post the printer model here and ask for opinions.

     

    Regards.

     

    Message was edited by: varjak paw