Goupil Golf 286-10-HD40

 The Goupil Golf is a 16-bit portable computer launched 1989

The GOUPIL GOLF has been designed to satisfy the requirements of professional Users. There are two different configurations, the "office" version and the "portable" version, both based on the same system unit.

Your GOUPIL GOLF system unit is very compact (67 x 335 x 370 mm) and light (3.7 kg), and includes:

a 10 MHz Intel 80286 microprocessor;
a VGA type video controller built into the mother board, with an
analog output and 256 kbyte video memory;
640 k 100 nsec 16-bit access no wait state RAM, built into themother board;
a real-time clock calendar with battery backup;
a loud speaker;
a hard disk (20, 40 or 80 Mbytes) with built-in controller;
a 3 1/2 1.44 Mbyte diskette drive;
a 50 Watt power supply;
an asynchronous serial communications interface;
a parallel interface;
an "Inport" type mouse connector;
an external auxiliary mass  memory connector (5 1/4 inch
360 kbyte or 1.2 Mbyte diskette drive or a magnetic tape drive), without the need to add an adaptor card;a support for a 10-MHz 80287 coprocessor; four special connectors for expanding RAM memory by 1,2 or 4 Mbytes;two expansion slots for short PC option Keyboard Typewriter with 102 keys, QWERTYOperating system (s) MS-DOS 3.21 (optional OS / 2
)Mass storage 3.5 "FDD 1.44 MB, 40 MB HD, External: 5.25" FDD, tape driveGraphic / Text max. 640 x 480 graphics (VGA), text mode 80 x 25, 256KB of VRAM

A technically exciting portable unit of the French manufacturer Goupil, very elegant design in black. Exact price is unknown, but in any case, 5 digits. Internal power supply, no battery operation possible. Separate keyboard and high-quality, detachable liquid crystal screen (25cm diagonal color version also available). Another unusual feature: two internal ISA slots.

Our machine was very kindly donated by Robert Burford.

Manufacturer: Goupil
Date: 1989

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH16195. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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