Reply to post: Re: I want to know

Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Peter2 Silver badge

Re: I want to know

HP Laserjet 1320 desktop printers (about ten years ago) had 130MHz processors. That's about 5 times more power than most people had playing it to start with.

My network printers in use now have 500MHz processors. I do occasionally wonder why they need this level of power, but presumably this comes about because it's cheaper to buy and integrate a cheap mobile phone processor than to create a fab to knock out 486 chips.

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