On January 1st, 1993, Apple introduced the LaserWriter Pro 600, a printer that quickly became a staple in offices and homes around the world. As part of the Apple Printer series, the LaserWriter Pro 600 was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1993 to 1994.
The LaserWriter Pro 600 was a powerful and versatile printer, featuring a 25 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, 2 MB of ROM, and a printing resolution of up to 600 dpi. It was capable of printing at speeds of up to 8 pages per minute, and had a variety of connectivity options including a Serial connection, a LocalTalk port, and a Centronics Parallel port.
However, despite its popularity, the LaserWriter Pro 600 was discontinued on September 1st, 1994, after a relatively short run of just over two years. Today, the LaserWriter Pro 600 is 30 years old, but it remains a fondly remembered piece of technology for those who used it during its heyday.
In the years since its discontinuation, the LaserWriter Pro 600 has become a beloved piece of nostalgia for tech enthusiasts and Apple fans. Its legacy can be seen in the many printers that have followed in its wake, as well as in the continued popularity of the Apple Printer series as a whole.
Whether you were a fan of the LaserWriter Pro 600 or not, there’s no denying the impact it had on the world of printing. Even 30 years later, it remains a testament to the innovative and forward-thinking design that has always been a hallmark of the Apple brand.
LaserWriter Pro 600 Release Date
|Introduced||January 1, 1993|
|Discontinued||September 1, 1994|
|Weight||39 Ibs. |
|Demensions||12.1” H x 16.8” W x 16.9” D |
30.73 cm H x 42.67 cm W x 42.92 cm D
|Pages Per Minute||8|
|Language||PostScript Level 2|
|Processor Speed||25 MHz|
|ROM Size||2 MB|
|Maximum Memory||32 MB|
|Memory Slots||2 – 72-pin SIMM|
|Minimum Speed||80 ns|
|Maximum Continuous Power||560 W|
Apple Support – LaserWriter Pro 600: Technical Specifications