• 1983

Hardware Description

Codenamed "Bonsai" (after the small Japanese tree), the 2688A and 2687A (Series 1200) were HP's first desktop laser printers. Both had a print speed of 12 pages per minute, with a resolution of 300 dots per inch. The 2687A was priced significantly lower at $12,800. This machine came standard with an RS-232-C interface and was a text-only printer. The 2688A came standard with an HP-IB interface and could print both text and graphics on the same page.