The Kodak Hero 7.1 includes the standard features buyers would expect from an all-in-one multifunction inkjet printer, but includes some extras to make sharing and printing to and from the web easier. Print speeds are a little on the slow side, at 8.5 pages per minute for black and 5.5 pages per minute for color. Printer ink costs are where the machine really shines, however, as Kodak 7.1 ink is very affordable.
One of the most interesting features of the device is its support for Google Cloud Print. This web service allows computers, tablets, and other devices to send documents and photos to the printer over the internet, for immediate printing. This allows the machine to support platforms such as iOS that might not otherwise be supported. The scan and copy functions are very well-designed, with quick access to both features via the front control panel, and wireless connectivity is built right in for printing without the hassle of wires.
Printer ink costs don't always have to be high for an inkjet, as the low price of Kodak 7.1 ink cartridges proves. The large capacity of Hero 7.1 ink cartridges makes for a low cost per page with significant savings over competing models, and compatible Hero 7.1 ink is a cost-saving alternative to the more expensive OEM versions.
In their review of the Hero 7.1, PC Magazine praised its wide range of features, and liked its web-enabled features and wireless support. They also liked the low cost of Kodak 7.1 ink. They disliked its text and graphics output quality, and found its printing speeds to be somewhat slow.
Overall, the Kodak 7.1 has an impressive combination of solid features and great output quality. The ability to integrate it with Google Cloud Print and other web services adds a high degree of flexibility, especially when it comes to smartphones and tablets.
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