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Apple LaserWriter Plus Datasheet

On January 16th, 1986, Apple introduced the world to the LaserWriter Plus as part of their Apple Printer series. This innovative piece of technology was designed, manufactured, and sold by the company for a brief two-year period, ending on February 1st, 1988.

The Apple LaserWriter Plus was a revolutionary device for its time, boasting a 12 MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 512 KB of ROM, and the ability to print in one color with a resolution of up to 300 dpi. It also had a speedy printing speed of 8 pages per minute, making it a popular choice for businesses and professionals. In addition, the printer had both a Serial connection and a LocalTalk port, allowing for easy connectivity with other Apple devices.

Despite its impressive capabilities, the LaserWriter Plus was discontinued after only two years on the market. However, its impact on the printing industry can still be felt today, as it was one of the first printers to feature advanced technology and high-quality printing capabilities.

Today, the LaserWriter Plus is 38 years old and may be considered a vintage piece of technology, but it will always hold a special place in the history of Apple and the printing industry as a whole.

LaserWriter Plus Details

Introduced January 16, 1986
DiscontinuedFebruary 1, 1988
Original Price$6,798
Model NumberUnknown
Weight77 Ibs.
34.926 KG
Dimensions11.5” H x 18.5” W x 16.2” D
29,20 cm H x 47 cm W x 41.15 cm D

Printer Specs

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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Last updated: April 8, 2023