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Laptop computer by Dulmmont Electronic Systems

    The Dulmont Magnum laptop computer is an example of a particular style of early laptop (being similar to the HP 110 and the Sharp PC-5000) but it is also one of the very few Australian PCs ever marketed. It is definitely the first and only Australian produced laptop personal computer.

    The Dulmont Magnum had some market place success in Australia (especially in Canberra where is appears to have been recommended for Government departments) and achieved some success overseas, where it was …


    Object No.


    Object Statement

    Dulmont Magnum laptop computer, plastic / metal / glass / electronic components, designed and made by Dulmont Electronic Systems Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1985

    Physical Description

    Laptop computer comprising dark green outer shell (case), with integrated keyboard and monitor.



    255 mm


    325 mm


    285 mm



    This early laptop computer was made by Dulmont in Sydney in 1985. It was PC-compatible, with Intel 80816 chip and 16-line LCD screen. The software held in read-only memory included a spreadsheet, so the computer could perform a range of user-generated calculations.

    Cite this Object


    Laptop computer by Dulmmont Electronic Systems 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 May 2021, <https://ma.as/369347>


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    This object is currently on display in Technology & Innovation at the Museums Discovery Centre.