With the GPD Pocket, Gamepad Digital launched the world’s smallest laptop last year. Also we had the mini-laptop a detailed test and were very pleased. It is a very interesting gadget, although of course (especially because of the price) only certain target groups are addressed. We were particularly impressed by the engineering art that GPD put into its pocket. After all, it is not easy to accommodate so much technology in such a small space.
That there should be a successor has been established for some time. But now the manufacturer becomes more concrete and has first details about the GPD Pocket 2 announced. This includes render, which show the remake. The most important change will be that the GPD Pocket 2 will have two USB Type-A (3.0) ports at once. The predecessor there was only one USB port. For the Micro HDMI connection was deleted, which was probably the least used. But you can still connect an external monitor, because there is still a USB Type-C 3.1 port, with which you can connect via a corresponding hub HDMI, DVI or VGA screens.
New in the GPD Pocket 2 is also a Micro SD card reader. This GPD eliminates one of the main criticisms of the first Pocket, whose memory you could not expand. The Micro SD card reader should be able to deal with cards up to 400GB.
Details on the further features of the GPD Pocket 2 are currently not available. However, we assume that GPD will rely on a Celeron processor of the Gemini Lake generation – possibly the N4100. Also conceivable would be an Intel Core M chip as in the GPD Win 2, but we think that is unlikely, because the space in the GPD Pocket 2 is again a bit scarce. Accordingly, there could be problems with the cooling.