LaserWriter Plus

The LaserWriter Plus, introduced on January 16, 1986 along with the Mac Plus, built on the success of the networkable, Postscript-based, 300 DPI LaserWriter by adding 22 more fonts to the 13 included with the original LaserWriter.

With its 12 MHz 68000 CPU, the LaserWriter was 50% more powerful than any Mac, and with the 1.5 MB of memory necessary to download Postscript fonts and print a page at full 300 dpi resolution, it had three times as much memory as the top-end Mac.

The LaserWriter Plus was built around the same Canon LBP-CX engine as the first LaserWriter and the HP LaserJet. With the LaserWriter and LaserJet using the same print engine, toner cartridges for them became a commodity item.

The LaserWriter and LaserWriter Plus were replaced by the LaserWriter II family in January 1988.

History of LaserWriter Plus is provided by LowEndMac

LaserWriter Plus – General Information

Overview
Introduced January 1986
DiscontinuedFebruary 1988
Price$6,798
Model NumberN/A
Weight77 Ibs.
34.926 KG
Demensions11.5” H x 18.5” W x 16.2” D
29,20 cm H x 47 cm W x 41.15 cm D
Printer
TypeElectrophotography
Colors1
Pages Per Minute8
DPI300
LanguageDiablo 630
PostScript
CartridgeM0180
HP 92285A
Hardware
ProcessorMotorola 68000
Processor Speed12 MHz
ROM Size512 KB
Maximum Memory1.5 MB
Memory Slots1
Minimum SpeedUnknown
Connections
ConnectionSerial and LocalTalk
Power
Maximum Continuous Power760 W
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Source: LowEndMac, Museum Victoria, Apple

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