GPD Win: Pocket Laptop
Yes! You heard it right! The GPD Win is a pocket-sized device that can run Windows 10. Isn’t that the future already? I mean, a laptop that fits in my pocket is a future tech to me! Let’s get into the details.
There are several Laptop models around the world conquered by Mac OS and Windows OS. The companies have been putting a great effort to bring the best and most efficient laptop devices to their users. In the process, Apple has come up with Apple iPad Pro with excitingly new features and can also be used as laptop. And from the other end, Microsoft has Slate & Surface Pro and their successors that can be utilised as both Tablet and PCs. But none of them can fit into your pockets right! Not if your pockets are large enough to hold a Tablet!
A company specialised in designing, developing and manufacturing of Game consoles, Shenzhen GPD Technologies Pvt Co,.Ltd from China, along with a team of four, are developing the GPD Win Pocket PC.
GPD Win Specifications:
The GPD Win PC/Console comes with a Touch panel that supports multi-touch and a Joystick. Its has Intel Atom X5 Z8500 Quad Core processor with 1.44 GHz Base Frequency and 2.24 GHz Burst Frequency. With L1 Cache 32KB*2 and L2 Cache 2MB, the device performance should be good. The GPD Win runs on a 64-bit instruction set.
Coming to the display specs, the GPD Win has a 5.5 inch Corning Gorilla Display with a resolution of 1280*720 at ratio 16:9. The PPI density of the GDP Win is 227 ppi, which is equal to most of the smartphones.
With a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and an internal storage of 64 GB, the storage capacity of GPD Win is not a major issue at all. In case, if you want more storage, you can increase using the memory slot provided for up to 128 GB.
Though the developers initially considered adding a USB Type-C slot, due to large amounts of requests from the users, it has been cancelled and replaced with USB Type-A slot. However, an HDMI port is given to connect to a Monitor or TV set for a larger screen view. The GPD Win also has a fully functional Qwerty Keyboard and a 3.5mm headset jack. With several features and big screen, the battery usage could be higher. However, a 6000mah battery should be more than enough for a day’s usage.
GPD Win Features:
- 5.5 inch PC/Console
- Runs on Windows 10 Home
- Has a Touch panel that can be used as Mouse and has a 3D Joystick as well.
- 64 GB Internal memory & Extendable up to 128 GB
- Has a fully functional Qwerty Keyboard
- 1 USB port, 1 HDMI Port and a 3.5mm Headset Jack
- Supports 802.11 b/g/n WLAN and 4.0 BLE
The GPD Win PC/Console is expected to release in the Mid-October 2016. We gladly send our wishes to the team.
With lots and lots of stuff integrated into this one small device, I can’t wait to get the device for myself. The project is still on IndigoGo and has been funded close to 200%. I backed the project with what I could and if you want to back the project, please visit IndigoGo and support the team. Also, get a massive $200 off of the GPD Win when released, with a funding of $299 or more.
The review is totally based on an overview of the Device. A full and detailed review will be provided once the GPD Win is released.