Personal LaserWriter 300

Earlier in 1993, Apple had introduced its low-end LaserWriter Select line, which seemed like a replacement for the Personal LaserWriter family – but here was the Personal LaserWriter 300, another low cost 4-page-per-minute serial-only QuickDraw printer similar to the Personal LaserWriter LS. Color me confused by two competing product lines!

Personal LaserWriter 300Like the LS, the Personal LaserWriter 300 uses data compression and has only 512 KB of memory, but it is not expandable, unlike the LS. Like the Personal LaserWriter LC, it does not include a CPU; everything is handled by the host computer.

The second generation of Personal LaserWriters has a smaller footprint than the first generation models, is not as tall, and weighs less, but it prints at the same 4 page-per-minute with 300 dot-per-inch resolution.


  • Introduced 1993.06; discontinued
  • CPU: none
  • ROM: none
  • RAM: 0.5 MB, not expandable
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Speed: 4 pages per minute
  • Engine: Canon LBP-PX
  • Interfaces: RS-422 serial
  • Languages: QuickDraw
  • Accessory Port: none
  • SCSI Drive Support: no
  • Size (H/W/D): 6.3″ x 15.2″ x 14.9″
  • Weight: 15.4 lb.
  • Power Supply: 600W
  • Upgrade Path: none

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