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Goupil Golf 286-10-HD40

The Goupil Golf is a 16-bit portable computer launched in 1989, towards the end of Goupil's life. It has a 10mHz 286 processor, 640k RAM with 4MB expanded memory, 40MB hard drive and a 3.5" floppy drive.

It has a 320p monochrome LCD that is powered from the primary unit with a folding stand which closes and locks down on the base for transporting. One of the more unique features is that you can invert the display to a negative or positive setting - as well as controlling the brightness and contrast.

For expandability there is a single ISA slot, and software-wise it has MS-DOS and Windows 3.1, which is in French. MS Office is also installed.

The system was not on the market long as Goupil were struggling against the marketing might of companies such as Compaq, who were producing  as powerful machines for increasingly less money.

From it's brochure:

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 the motherboard;
  • a real-time clock calendar with battery backup;
  • a loudspeaker;
  • 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
  • Typewriter Keyboard with 102 keys, QWERTY
  • Operating 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 drive
  • Graphic / Text max. 640 x 480 graphics (VGA),
  • text mode 80 x 25,
  • 256KB of VRAM

Our machine was very kindly donated by Robert Burford.

Manufacturer: Goupil
Date: 1989

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