Kookaburra Portable Computer

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Date Introduced
1983
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 11 in.
Manufacturer
Dulmont Electronic Systems, Pty. Ltd.
Credit Line
Gift of Darryl Smith
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Australia
Keywords
DOS
Object ID
X1519.98
Speed
8 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
96K
Memory Width
16-bit
Cost
$2,495

The Australian Kookaburra Laptop (the “Dulmont Magnum”) had MS-DOS, a word processor, spreadsheet, and appointment programs permanently in ROM. It weighed “only” 10.5 pounds. Design, begun in 1979, included novel power-management circuitry developed at the University of New South Wales.