||Gary Starkweather, at Xerox's research facility in Webster,
New York, demonstrates using a laser beam with the xerography process to create a laser
||IBM introduces the IBM 3800 laser printer, capable of
printing 20,000 lines per minute.
||Xerox unveils the Star 8010, at the National Computer
Conference. Many features that were developed on the Alto are incorported. It includes a
bitmapped screen, WYSIWYG word processor, mouse, laser printer, Smalltalk language,
Ethernet, and software for combining text and graphics in the same document. At a starting
price of US$16-17,000, the computer is not a commercial success. During its lifetime,
100,000 units are produced.
||Apple Computer gives LaserWriter printer prototypes to Lotus
Development, Microsoft, and Aldus, in hopes of their developing application support for
||Hewlett-Packard introduces the LaserJet laser printer,
featuring 300dpi resolution, for US$3,600.
||Apple Computer releases the Apple LaserWriter laser printer.
||Apple Computer introduces the LaserWriter Plus printer.
||Hewlett-Packard's introduction of the LaserJet IIP breaks the
US$1000 street price barrier.
||Hewlett-Packard introduces the HP LaserJet 4 laser printer.
||Hewlett-Packard introduces the LaserJet 4ML laser printer.
||QMS introduces the ColorScript Laser 1000 color laser
printer, for US$12,499.
||Apple Computer introduces its first color laser printer, the
Color Laser Printer 12/600PS. The 600x600 dpi printer comes with 12 MB of RAM, uses a
Canon-based engine, and costs about US$7,000.
||Hewlett-Packard begins shipping the HP LaserJet 5 line of