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Laser printers all depend on static electricity to transfer the image. In a damp environment, you tend to get gray print on a very gray background, and clumping toner problems. Not a good idea on a small craft, unless you keep it in a sealed container and constantly dessicate that.

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Plenty of tablets can be used as cell phones but there's this universal conspiracy thing in the US: All the good tablets with cellular connectivity, are not sold by the carriers. They sell a very small selection at stiff prices. Like AT&T, still selling the 10" Galaxy S3 tablet in the 2012 version, and refusing to carry the 2014 version, which blows it out of the water. Of course you can buy the 2014 version on the open market, but then, that's an "international" version that doesn't use the US's proprietary "4G-LTE-ish" bands at all.

But there are cellular tablets out there nd some can be used as cell phones. The rest can be used "with" your cell phone, or a "MiFi" type wifi hotspot connecting them to the cellular system.

Welcome to America, one of the largest third world countries?
 

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If Verizon offers the LG "Optimus Pro G" that's a 5.5" screen, and you might want to see how that feels before trying to hold anything bigger up to your ear. Or in your pocket.

Of course if you plan to use a bt earset all the time, size won't matter. Otherwise...
 

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The cabin heat won't bother them, the humidity will. Lasers these days are better about stirring and drying the toner in the cartridge, but like all electrostatic copiers (i.e. Xerox machines) a highly humid environment will interfere with the static charge/transfer.
And of course the high impulse power draw while the fuser section is operating may be more than some inverters can supply.

Many of the HP inkjets are using cartridges with a "counter" built in. After so many pages, they go dead whether there is ink in them or not. and they can't be refilled, because the counter says they've been used up. Which also means that if you're stuck somewhere and the carts you need aren't on the shelf, you're totally SOL.
So for a traveler it might pay to buy an NCR refill kit (<$20 at WalGreen's) and see what make and model printers you can use it with. There are many that aren't "protected" as meanly as the HPs. Refill kits are messy, but if you aren't staying near an "inks-r-us" store....they can be useful.
 

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H&E, you are obviously beloved by the Gods of Ink, because even HP will tell you their cartridges only have a two year shelf life, factory sealed, which goes down to just one year after opening.

Apparently the "ink" is pigment based now, and after a year or two the pigments solidify and clog the print heads, or block the internals of the cartridge. That's what HP claims, but then again, they are the same folks who put the suicide (counter) chips in their carts.

It was a sad day when my then ancient-but-venerable Epson FX80 finally joined the Great Dot Matrix In The Sky.
 

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It is hard to resist the Gillette model (give away the razor, sell the proprietary refills dearly) but you are of course aware that almost all the printers ship with just a "starter" set of ink in them? Often well less than what "normal" cartridges contain, to make sure you need refills quickly. (Clever.)

And HP found another trick last year, they reduced the size/capacity of some "XL" extra-large capacity refills by 1/3 and advertise them as "New lower price!". So the folks who were willing to pay more in order to futz around changing cartridges less often...now have to change cartridges twice as often again. Hmmm....Not all pyrats be at sea?
 
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