LaserWriter 12/640 PS

The LaserWriter 12/640 PS was one of Apple’s last LaserWriter printers.

Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS

Like many later LaserWriters, it was built around a Fuji/Xerox print engine and was the first LaserWriter to support double-sided (duplex) printing, which requires a RAM upgrade. With a 64 MB memory ceiling, it can use more RAM than any previous LaserWriter.

Details

  • introduced 1996.06; discontinued 1997
  • CPU: 30 MHz AMD 29040
  • ROM: 4 MB
  • RAM: 4 MB, expandable to 64 MB using 80ns 72-pin RAM
  • resolution: 600 dpi
  • speed: 12 pages per minute, 8 in duplex mode
  • engine: Fuji/Xerox P893
  • interfaces: LocalTalk, Ethernet, Parallel
  • languages: PostScript Level 2, PCL 5
  • accessory port: none
  • SCSI drive support: no
  • size (H/W/D): 9.25″ x 15.94″ x 16.65″
  • weight: 26.5 lb.
  • power supply: 790W

Online Resources

  • LaserWriter 12/640 Specifications, Apple

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