GPD has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its tiny laptop called the GPD Pocket. It’s a 1.1 pound notebook with a 7 inch full HD display and support for Windows or Ubuntu software.
The GPD Pocket is up for pre-order from Indiegogo for $399, and the company hopes to ship the little laptop in June.
The little computer measures just 7.1″ x 4.2″ x 0.7″ which makes it just a little larger than a big smartphone when the lid is closed. Whether you can actually fit the GPD Pocket in your pocket depends on how big your pockets are, I suppose.
Features include a 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS capacitive multitouch display, an Intel Atom
x7-Z8700 Cherry Trail processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of eMMC storage, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, a full-sized USB 3.0 port, a micro HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
Update: GPD had originally said the Pocket would feature an Atom x7-Z8700 CPU and 4GB of RAM, but the company has updated the project to feature 8GB of memory and a slightly faster Atom x7-Z8750 chip.
The laptop has a 7,000 mAh battery that GPD says should be good for up to 12 hous of run time, and the computer has a magnesium alloy case. There is a fan under the hood to help keep the system cool.
Instead of a trackpad below the keyboard, there’s a small pointing stick.
GPD offers models with Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04 Linux. Both are priced at $399.
This is the second Intel-powered device from GPD. The first was the GPD Win gaming handheld, which has a smaller screen, a smaller keyboard, and an emphasis on gaming, thanks to a set of gaming buttons. That model launched late last year and recently got a hardware refresh.
While the Win was aimed at mobile gaming, the Pocket is more of a tiny computer that you can take anywhere. While the Cherry Trail processor is a few years old at this point, it’s a low-power chip that should offer good enough performance for many common Windows tasks such as web browsing or document editing.
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