LaserWriter IIg

Introduced: October 1, 1991
Terminated: October 1, 1993


The LaserWriter IIg used a Motorola 68030 processor running at 25MHz.  It had the upgraded PostScript Version 2 as well as PCL4+.  It could produce eight pages a minute with a DPI of 300.  The 2MB RAM was expandable to 32MB.

Communication with the LaserWriter could be through LocalTalk, the serial port or Ethernet.


The LaserWriter IIg was the first Apple printer to be shipped with an Ethernet port, making it the first true Apple network printer.  The fast processor and expandable RAM made this the top-of-the-line LaserWriter of its time.


Type: Electrophotography
Processor: Motorola 68030
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Language: PostScript Level 2, PCL 4+
Colors: 1
Connection: LocalTalk, Serial, Ethernet
Pages Per Minute: 8
DPI: 300
Cartridge: M6002
Power: 900 W
Weight and Dimensions (US): 45 lbs., 8.7” H x 20.2” W x 18.7” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 20.4 kg, 22.1 cm H x 51.3 cm W x 47.5 cm D
ROM Size: 2 MB
Maximum RAM: 32 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 8, 30-pin SIMMs
Minimum RAM Speed: 80 ns


The LaserWriter IIg was introduced in October of 1991 and terminated two years later in 1993.



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