Dulmont Electronic Systems (New South Wales, Australia)

The Dulmont Magnum was unusually small for an MS-DOS portable when new. It achieved this by sacrificing on screen size and storage. It had a dinky eight-line display (a U.S. version had a 16-line display) and no disk drive, relying instead on ROM packs. The system was later sold by Time Office Computers as the Kookaburra.

Dulmont Magnum (Nov. 1983, laptop PC)
Original Retail Price: $2,995
Base Configuration: 80186 CPU, MS-DOS 2.0, expansion slot, 96K RAM (256K max), 128K ROM (384K max), 256K ROM pack storage, integral monochrome LCD, integral keyboard, two serial and one parallel port, application suite in ROM, battery pack, AC adapter
Video: 8-line x 80-column text
Size/Weight: 12 x 11 x 1 inches, 8.6 lbs.
Important Options: dual external 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, modem, BASIC 86


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