Over the past decade, the line between a business machine and a home printer has blurred. This is quite apparent with the HP OfficeJet 7100. It is a color inkjet printer that has a compact form factor and uses inexpensive printer ink, but it has many of the features one would expect in a business laser. Print speeds are up to 22 pages per minute, and HP 7100 ink is very cost-effective.
The 7100 is certainly not tiny, but its frame is not bulky, so it will be a good fit for small office spaces. The chassis measures 15.8 inches by 21.9 inches by 16.3 inches, and the overall weight is 32.4 pounds. Some of its height is taken up by the inclusion of both a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder (ADF) which comes in very handy for scanning, copying, or faxing multiple pages of a document at once. A network port is included for sharing the machine between many users.
This unit uses two HP 7100 ink cartridges. One holds black printer ink and the second is tri-color, replacing the need for multiple OfficeJet 7100 ink cartridges when it comes to color printing. This simplifies the replacement of OfficeJet 7100 ink, though it can be more expensive over time. Using compatible HP 7100 ink is a good alternative when budgets are a concern.
User reviews of the 7100 are mixed. Some reviewers praised the device for its robust feature set and its excellent print quality. Others mentioned hardware failures and other issues with reliability.
Overall, there are many great features packed into the relatively compact frame of the HP 7100. It is a solid performer and a good value for the price. Running costs may be a bit higher, but are a bargain compared to many business-class machines.
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