What at first sight looks like a much belated Aprilscherz or a children’s toy is in fact the newest offshoot of the GPD devices. The GPD Pocket looks as if you had a Macbook shrunk, but in the small device is more than you might think.
|Display||7 inches, 1920 x 1200 pixels (16:10), Corning Gorilla Glass 3, multitouch|
|Processor||Intel Atom x7-Z8750 quad core with 1.6GHz (burst: 2.56Ghz)|
|Graphics chip||Intel HD Graphics 200MHz (burst: 600MHz)|
|Random access memory||8GB LPDDR3-1600|
|Internal memory||128GB eMMc|
|Connectivity||Wlan, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home, Ubuntu|
|Dimensions||180mm x 106mm x 18.5mm|
The devices of GPD are known not least because of the GPD XD and GPD Win as a mini computer in the Nintendo DS format. This trend seems to continue the GPD Pocket, but exchanges the handheld look against a more noble “Macbook look”. At the beginning of this year, the Chinese manufacturer’s new model was funded at USD 3,477,480 through the crowdfunding platform indiegogo.
Design of the GPD Pocket
In addition to a smart metal Unibody, the 180mm x 106mm x 18.5mm GPD Pocket also features a 7 inch Full HD touchscreen and a small QWERTY keyboard with trackpoint. This small button for the control of the cursor is still known from old laptops and is in my opinion, especially also because of the touchscreen, a little superfluous. At the right short end of the keyboard, you can also find an AUX and Micro HDMI connector on the side next to a Type-C as well as a Type-A slot.
Inside the mini-laptop, besides the 128 GB memory, there is also an 8 GB memory and an Intel Atom x7-Z8750 processor. Compared to many other Chinageräten the GPD pocket should perform quite well. A smooth workflow for office applications, surfing and other smaller tasks will not be a problem for the device. Nevertheless, one should not forget the price but above all not the size, with “full-fledged” laptops, the GPD Pocket of course can not keep up.
But who is GPD with this product? I think the GPD Pocket is something for people who always have to have a computer, but are reluctant to drag a large laptop. Due to its compact format, the mini laptop should be easy to stow away and even fit into some of the hoses. The chic design of the device also stands out strongly from the previous models and acts much more professionally.
If you’re still looking for an extremely small laptop “take away”, you should definitely keep the GPD Pocket in mind. Anyone who is willing to make a few concessions in favor of the price can look around among the Windows tablets from China.