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The LaserWriter Select 310 was an entry-level monochrome laser printer from the LaserWriter series that was released by Apple Computer for the small office market. It was announced at Macworld Expo Tokyo on February 9, 1993 and began shipping in March.[1]

Description[]

Though it retains similar exterior dimensions as early models of the Personal LaserWriter series, the Select 310 featured increased speed and reduced weight by switching from a Canon LBP-LX to a Fuji Xerox P series print engine. It could print at a resolution of 300-dpi at 5 pages-per-minute with a rated life of 150,000 pages.[2][3]

The 7.25 MHz AMD Am29205 processor could rasterize images from PostScript Level 1 printer data. The data could be transmitted through its RS-422 serial port at 57.6 kbps (slower than LocalTalk's maximum of 230.4 kbps), or a direct serial PC connection to its parallel port. Costs were reduced by eliminating LocalTalk networking support.[1][2][4][5]

Included fonts[]

13 PostScript Type 1 fonts from the original LaserWriter are included in ROM.[4]

Discontinuation[]

The Select 310 was discontinued in January 1994 and was superseded by the significantly faster and networkable LaserWriter Select 360.[2][6] A more compact alternative was the Personal LaserWriter 320, though it lacked PC connectivity.[7]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Apple Introduces LaserWriter Select Series of Midrange Laser Printers by Apple Computer, Higher Intellect Vintage Computing Wiki. 1993-02-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 LaserWriter Select 310, Low End Mac. 1993-02-01.
  3. Personal LaserWriter NT, Low End Mac. 1990-07-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 New LaserWriters by Adam Engst, TidBITS. 1993-02-08.
  5. LaserWriters Select 300 and 310, Computer and Information Services Newsletter vol.2, no.9, p.221-222. University of Minnesota. 1993-03.
  6. LaserWriter Select 360, Low End Mac. 1993-10-01.
  7. Personal LaserWriter 320, Low End Mac. 1993-10-01.

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LaserWriter series
LaserWriter | LaserWriter Plus
LaserWriter II : SC | NT · NTX | f · g
Personal LaserWriter : SC · LS | NT · NTR | 300 · 320
LaserWriter Select : 300 · 310 | 360
LaserWriter Pro : 600 · 630 | 800 · 810
LaserWriter 16/600 PS | 12/640 PS · 12/640 PS Plus | 4/600 PS | 8500
Color LaserWriter : 12/600 PS · 12/660 PS
Discontinued in 1999
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