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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18 replies on “GPD Pocket 7 inch laptop up for pre-order for $399 (crowdfunding)”

  1. They upgraded the RAM to 8GB and also upgraded the SOC to the Z8750

    1. What would people do with 8 GB RAM? Seems like the slow CPU would prevent people from doing anything intensive.

      1. The ram does help since windows will use more than 4gb if the system sees that its available. Caching will be reduced when a lot of apps or web tabs are running, Also the memory bandwidth approaches the core series processors on the atom 8750 vs half as much for the 8350. The 8750 is designed to be fanless. So by GPD adding a fan the CPU shouldn’t throttle during sustained full loads. during many use cases the memory and storage systems are the bottleneck not the CPU so adding RAM is the easiest way to maximize what you have.

  2. Still hoping for a GPD Win 2 with an upgraded ergonomic design and an LTE option.

    1. Just buy a USB lte stick for connectivity on the go. I just bought the new hardware refresh of the GPD Win and I’m going to pair it with a freedompop stick for free lte on the go.

  3. Apparently netbooks have been obsolete long enough now that people have forgotten why they weren’t a good idea the first time around.

    1. I don’t know about that. They hit 200% of their funding goal in less than 24 hours, so there must still be some people interested in a small, light weight travel device.

      1. Speaking as someone who bought a netbook once upon a time, I thought it was a neat idea too. Then I tried actually doing things with it and discovered that the tiny screen and keyboard made serious use impossible. Since it has the same lilmitations, those that buy into this device will soon make the same discovery.

        1. Yes and no, I used a Psion 3c and 5 long time ago, and it was very useful, but I know times and things changed, I’m older so screens less than 9.7 inch are not for me, and the software got more advanced and doesn’t work quietly like the old Psion apps. I was ready to buy one, but as you said those limitations stop me. But it’s a nice unit, really nice… tempting, tempting, he he.

      2. For those of us who had and adored gadgets like the HP Jornada, the OQO, etc; This fills in all the blanks. Basically gives you what the Vaio P lacked.

    2. They didn’t fail in the market, they were killed. Microsoft mandated Windows (various underhanded deals) and the now universal 11″ display. That isn’t a netbook, it is a small laptop. A netbook was small, cheap and net centric. Those final ‘netbooks’ met none of those qualifiers.

      It would be fascinating to see this offered as a Chromebook. That would really be a modern incarnation of a netbook. But note the price doesn’t vary between the Win10 and Ubuntu versions so the mandatory license arrangement is still being applied. Meaning you pay for Windows whether you get it or not, meaning no hitting a lower price target for alt OS.

      1. I owned a netbook, the tiny screen and keyboard made serious typing tasks a terribly frustrating experience. For casual mobile use this thing won’t do anything that you can’t already do with a smartphone.

      2. I thought windows was free for <9 inch devices, which would also explain that the price is the same regardless of OS.

    3. I still use both my Vaio P and small tablets + keyboard (Dell Venue 8 Pro, etc.). Just gotta be REAL weird about wanting a full keyboard around at all times, and willing to pay the price(s) for that. I generally use them as dumb terminals for server work.

  4. They still need to move the TrackPoint up 2 rows, the placement now makes no sense.

  5. They reached their $200,000 funding goal in the first 6 hours.

    Pretty impressive

    It took the GPD WIN 8 days to reach it’s much smaller funding goal

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