The LaserWriter 8500 is a printer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1997 to 1999 as part of the Apple Printer series. The new LaserWriter has been introduced on August 5, 1997, and its price started at $3099.
The new printer features a 60 MHz AMD 29040 processor, 8 MB of ROM, one printing color, a printing resolution of up to 600 dpi, a printing speed of up to 20-pages per minute, a LocalTalk connection, a Bi-Directional Parallel port, and an Ethernet connection.
This printer has been discontinued on January 5, 1999.
Today LaserWriter 8500 is 26 years old!
LaserWriter 8500 Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||August 5, 1997|
|Discontinued||January 5, 1999|
|Weight||70.4 Ibs. |
|Dimensions||16.2” H x 23.2” W x 17.9” D |
41.14 cm H x 58.92 cm W x 45.46 cm D
|Pages Per Minute||20|
|Language||PostScript Level 3|
|Processor Speed||60 MHz|
|ROM Size||8 MB|
|Maximum Memory||48 MB|
|Memory Slots||1 – 72-pin SIMM|
|Minimum Speed||70 ns|
|Maximum Continuous Power||840 W|
Apple Support – LaserWriter 8500: Technical Specifications