I have reviewed the GPD Win few weeks back and I am actually pretty impressed on how it handles pretty old games like Skyrim in handle mode. The performance is not very amazing as it consists of very low end hardware configuration. However, it still looks pretty amazing on how PC hardware could put in such a very small machine. If you think the GPD Win is not in your style, then what about getting the GPD Pocket here? Well, these two devices look pretty similar in specification, but the Pocket is more like small Windows laptop than a gaming console here.
Another worth mentioning thing to talk about here is the price. It costs you only around 580 dollars and appears as cheaper than its older brother. With how low the price is, I think we are getting a pretty much worthy option for users who want to expect something new from an uncommon laptop. I think its worth for us to take look inside and see how it works on satisfying our needs. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Connectivity
When I get my hands into the device, I am very satisfied with the build quality because it feels sturdy and durable. The entire chassis is built from CNC aluminium material and really being considered as truly masterpiece craftsmanship. The design itself looks pretty simple here as the company only puts their company logo as the only detail here. The entire surface chassis is covered with some kind of silver finishing and thankfully does not feel slippery at all. Opening its small screen is pretty easy to do here, but keep in mind doing it with single is still impossible as it rises out when I am trying to test it. Overall, this could be the most interesting device we see this year considering how small and strong it is.
Moving into its connectivity, I am finding a pretty well complete I/O ports here. There is USB type-C, USB 3.0, and even HDMI ports here. The USB type-C is a good additional port as it allows you easily to connect it into bigger monitor which is needed sometimes. It supports fully 60 FPS for 1080 and 30 FPS for 4K resolution. This port is also useful for transferring for data, but not allowing you to charge the battery.back to menu ↑
Display and Input
The 7 inch display does not disappoint me in term of quality. The screen comes with 1900 x 1200 IPS panel. It gets of 323 PPI or easily called as retina display. The display is also fully supported for touchscreen and being protected by Gorilla Glass 3 panel. I have used it for streaming videos and playing games for a while and it does look crisp and details here. Unfortunately, we do not see any input supported and I just I can use it like I was using my Nintendo DS back in old days. Thankfully, it’s never considered as big problem as you can swipe the screen with your fingers.
As for the keyboard, we get of a very small keyboard with some kind of touchpad for navigating around the system. I never find this keyboard as useful for typing because its small and all of keys are being too stiff and close to each other. The navigation button featured here is very usable here, but keep in mind you might find it very handful on gaming. I do not really recommend you take this system as your laptop replacement, but can be a good choice for secondary system.
|GPD Pocket 7 Inch||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Cherry Trail X7-Z8750 Up To 2.56 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 Memory|
Performance and Battery
Is it’s possible to do gaming here? The answer is yes, but its only limited for playing old games and running emulators. Games like the Witcher 3 is truly impossible as it takes amount of hardware to run. However, I manage to run the run Skyrim and running quietly well at lowest end setting. Emulator like GBA, PSX, DS, and even Dreamcast are running very fine and I get a good amount of time on playing many games here. Just never expect for playing AAA games here because the Intel X7 Z8750 is a mobile CPU specifically designed for tablet and Android devices. At least, we receive of what worth for its price range.
And for the battery, the manufacture promises of 12 hours of battery, but my test result the exact amount we have here is around 6 to 8 hours usage. The result is not bad, but it’s being far from what they market to consumers here. I guess the way they test the battery is quite different here. The battery consists of 7000 mAh power and should run for entire days with light usage. I recommend you to check the performance and battery here and see how it suits to your needs.back to menu ↑
The GPD console might be a good small system, but it’s very hard to recommend especially for user who never really want a device like it. The machine is only great for users who at least need to expect something different and want to jump into a portable Windows console. Nintendo Switch could be a nice alternative for something more powerful here. Well, the choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration here. I just hope the information is good enough for you here. Thank you very much for reading the article and see you again next time.