Back to School 2012: Best Printers for Mobile-Minded Students

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Mobile printing is the hot new trend in the print world but it also serves a practical application for students who want to work on projects outside their home or dorm room.  Our top five picks for Back to School 2012 all offer consumers plenty of mobile print options including mobile print applications, Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint!

Also, make sure you check out the TechnologyGuide Back to School 2012 Buyer’s Guide for more of our top tech picks now!


Kodak Hero 9.1 


The Kodak Hero 9.1 offers Kodak’s newest services – Google Cloud Print and Kodak Email Print – allowing both new and current customers to print from mobile devices on the go.  The flagship 4-in-1 HERO 9.1 has a sleek new design with a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, 30-page ADF, 100-sheet paper tray with a 40-sheet photo tray and print speeds up to 8.5 ipm in black and 5.5 ipm in color.  Oh, and did we mention it won our Editor’s Choice Award?

Kodak Hero 9.1 review

HP Photosmart 7510


The HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One is reasonably priced at $149.99 and offers families creative options that no other product in its class can top as of this writing. Other features include: print speeds of up to 13.5 ppm in black and 9 ppm in color, a 4.33-inch touchscreen, 125-sheet input tray with 20-sheet dedicated photo tray and 25-sheet ADF.

HP Photosmart 7510 review

Dell V725w


The Dell V725w is a 4-in-1 device with ISO print speeds up to 10 ppm, a print resolution up to 4800 x1200 dpi, 50-page ADF, 2.4-inch color LCD, wireless connectivity and more. In other words, a solid choice for the more technical student who is more interested in getting things done than creative options.

Dell V725w review

Samsung ML-2165w



The ultra compact Samsung ML-2165w aims to bring small office, home office customers quality laser prints in a more economical offering thanks to the new 1500-page all-in-one toner cartridges and ECO features reducing toner and paper usage automatically.  This is for the student who only needs/wants to print black and white text documents fast and often.

Samsung ML-2165w review

Canon Pixma MG8220


The flagship Pixma MG8220 Wireless Photo All-in-One offers many of the same features we first saw on the Pixma MG8120: identical print speeds and print resolution, Intelligent Touch system with 3.5-inch LCD, two-way paper feeding, automatic duplexing and built-in wireless connectivity as well as a new CD/DVD/Blu-ray tray and the Pixma Cloud Link feature.  Perhaps the best printer on this list as far as photo quality goes, but a little light on mobile features and applications compared to the Kodak and HP models.

Canon Pixma MG8220 review

Looking for more?

Whether you’re shopping for your student or just looking to land a great deal, back to school season is a great time to check out what’s next in tech. Let our editors help you pick the right notebook, desktop, camera, smartphone, tablet, or printer with our Back to School Buyer’s Guide.

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