Amstrad PCW9256 / 9512
The PCW9512 was launched in 1987 as a replacement for the Amstrad PCW8512. The configuration of the package was changed. The dod-matrix printer was swapped for a daisy-wheel printer, which produced better quality letter documents, but of course did not support graphics. The system however came equipped with a centronix parallel port, that allowed non Amstrad printers to be connected. The PCW9512 came with version 2 of the Locoscript Word Processor, which inluded a spellcheck module and mail merge capabilities. The CRT screen was replaced as well, the green-screen was swapped for a white-on-black type. Besides these changes, the PCW9512 remained functionally similar to the PCW8512.
In 1991 the PCW9512 was replaced by the PCW9256 and the PCW512+. Both of these machines had a standard 3.5" 720KByte double density and double sided disk drive. The machines came with multiple printer options, the standard Amstrad daisy wheel printer, but also a canon inkjet printer for much better quality documents. The PCW9256 was a bit of a reversal, it came with the older dot matrix printer, only 256KByte of RAM and the older Locoscript V1 word processor, making it not much different than the older PCW8256.