GPD is known for squeezing Windows 10 into small devices, and the new GPD Pocket is no different. GPD stands for game pad digital introduces our 7-inch PC that fits in your pocket! 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM
What is GPD Pocket?
Most successful businessman own a Macbook or Surface Because they have fashionable appearance and also light and thin, but the drawback is not easily moved.GPD believes that the future notebook will be thin,but also small. GDP Pocket is such a product, it’s not only has luxuriant appearance like Macbook, but also super light and very small, It can be taken away at any time like a mobile phone in your pocket.
Pocket’s exquisite and small appearance can be comparable to the MacBook Air. With the same configuration (4GB/128GB), Pocket uses active cooling design which means that the performance will be far beyond the Microsoft Surface 3 while the weight is much lighter than the latter. Through the HDMI HD cable, it can connect to any display to become a PC computer so as to exploit the performance to the maximum. The new Type C interface can be infinitely expanded with peripherals. At the same time, it is the world’s first pocket laptop with 7-inch screen to support 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Of course we will also provide Windows 10 firmware which meets the needs of Windows users.
If you want, you can access mobile network anytime and anywhere through an external 4G network interface card with a USB port without opening the phone hot spots. Even if you forget to bring a mobile phone, you can communicate with any corner of the world through the Skype Internet phone, which is so cool!
Their obsession with smart portable devices is no less than that of any geek. That’s why the’re developing this ultra-compact laptop. With your laptop in your pocket, you can do things that must be done with your desktop and connect the monitor to the laptop as a host.
Pocket is the leader and practitioner for the next generation of laptop. their ultimate goal is to put the laptop in the pocket.
Specifications and Comparisons
|GPD Pocket||Apple MacBook Air||Microsoft Surface 3|
|OS||Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Windows 10 Home||macOS Sierra||Windows 8.1 Pro|
|CPU||Quad-core processor/Quad threading 1.6GHz||Dual-core processor/Quad threading 1.6GHz||Quad-core processor/Quad threading 1.6GHz|
|GPU||Integrated processor||Integrated processor||Integrated processor|
|Screen||1920×1200,7 inch, 323.45PPI, IPS technology, The screen level:Retina Display||1440×900, 13.3 inch, 127.68PPI, IPS Technology||1920×1280, 10.8 inch, 214PPI, IPS Technology|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Cooling||Active Cooling||Active Cooling||Passive cooling|
|Material||CNC precise all-in-one body made of magnesium and alloy||CNC precise all-in-one body made of magnesium and alloy||CNC precise all-in-one body made of magnesium and alloy|
|Battery||12 hour battery life, Polymer lithium battery||12 hour battery life, Polymer lithium battery||10 hour battery life, Polymer lithium battery|
|Price||Indiegogo price $399, Retail price $599||$1010||$580|
This pocket laptop adopts pure silver CNC precise all-in-one body made of magnesium and alloy, which means that its craftsmanship can be comparable to the MacBook Air. Because of its portability, they believe it will become the first choice for fashion women.
Pocket has more than 300PPI pixel density has been beyond the “retina” level screen proposed by Apple.
For portability, performance and heat dissipation, we choose the currently most top-class Intel x7-Z8750 with 4-core 4-thread design and 8GB LPDDR 3 RAM, 128GB eMMC and 7000mAh polymer lithium battery. It has 12-hour battery life, built-in copper radiator pipe and large-diameter heat output pipeline. It increases the fan’s driving-power so that the body is always maintained blow 38℃ acceptable for the human body. Due to the active cooling, its performance is much better than that of Surface 3.
Pocket has a Type C interface which provides the body with power supply. In fact, Type C interface’s expandable peripherals are very rich. The peripherals can not only transmit data in high speed but also output audio and video. To achieve that, only a Type C to HDMI or Type C to DisplayPort data cable or a headset based on the Type C interface is needed. Theoretically, the transmission speed of Type C is up to 5.0Gbps (500MB/s). At the same time, Pocket also provides a USB Type A interface. You can connect to any USB-based peripherals such as printer, USB flash disk, USB Hub, scanner, speaker, and wireless keyboard. Of course, you can also output high-definition videos in the Pocket to the TV through the HDMI D Type interface.
As for input, Combined with ergonomics. the design adopts the chocolate keyboard (plane island keyboard) that has won the highest award of the 2009 German Red Dot Award. Increase the contact area of finger and keycap. This leads to more accurate keystroke and more comfortable keyboard input than that of Surface 3. So it is very suitable for woman’s delicate fingers. At the same time, non-adhesive design also Reduce the rate of wrong input. Compared with a traditional keyboard, both the key process and key spacing of Pocket are significantly improved, increasing the comfort of operations.
GPD can run both Ubuntu and windows 10. As the “kindest” and most popular Linux system, Ubuntu can shoulder a responsibility. Ubuntu can achieve all the features on Windows. The open-source LibreOffice office suite provides the most popular software similar to Word, Excel and Power Print on Microsoft Office. And you do not have to pay a penny for it. Not only that, Steam platform has a client for Ubuntu. That is to say you can download and play Steam games on Ubuntu. You can even use Chrome for Ubuntu to play Android games. As long as you like, there is no function Ubuntu cannot achieve. Pocket’s portability makes work anytime and anywhere possible.
They are confident to run Windows 10 system on Pocket. In fact, they believe that user groups of Windows prefer such a pocket-type laptop. In the field of light office such as securities trading, table editing, text composition, PPT design and presentation as well as sending e-mail, high performance isn’t needed. Just with an external TV or monitor, Pocket can bring an excellent user experience.
GPD is targeting a June 2017 launch for the GPD Pocket, and you can purchase one through their Indiegogo campaign right now for $399, which seems pretty reasonable.
With the Surface Mini reportedly canceled, this looks to be the next best thing in the interim. Hopefully, we’ll have a full review up of the GPD Pocket in the future.
Here is the glimpse of the future PC