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

Introduced January 1986
DiscontinuedFebruary 1988
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
Pages Per Minute8
LanguageDiablo 630
HP 92285A
ProcessorMotorola 68000
Processor Speed12 MHz
ROM Size512 KB
Maximum Memory1.5 MB
Memory Slots1
Minimum SpeedUnknown
ConnectionSerial and LocalTalk
Maximum Continuous Power760 W
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Source: LowEndMac, Museum Victoria, Apple

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