• 1972

Hardware Description

The 9866A was designed for the 9830A computer. Because of its versatility, this printer was also connected to other HP computers including HP 1000 systems, 9825 and 9845. It was a character-only printer with a maximum print speed of 250 lines per minute. It printed characters (upper case only) in a 5 x 7 dot cell matrix. The 9866B was introduced in 1976 at a price of $3350 (by which time the price of the 9866A had increased to $3145). The 9866B had a 95-character set (including lower case characters), compared to the 65-character set on the 9866A. The 9866B could also print graphics at 400 dots per row.