The GPD Pocket is an upcoming mini-laptop that features a 7 inch full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Atom x7 Cherry Trail processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It also has a tiny keyboard and the whole thing folds up into a size that’s not much bigger than a smartphone, making the laptop small enough to fit into a pocket… if you have relatively big pockets.

GPD launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Pocket in February and the company has raised more than $2 million so far, with plans to ship the first units in June.

Now the company is showing off an early hardware prototype to give you an idea of what the finished product will look like.

Keep in mind that this is a “first stage prototype,” which means that the hardware isn’t finalized. But the keyboard, touchpad, and display all seem to work, and in the demo video you can the tiny computer running a 3D graphics demo in Windows 10.

The video also gives you a sense of the keyboard size. Unlike the GPD Win handheld, which has keys so small that you need to type with your thumbs the way you would on a BlackBerry smartphone, the GPD Pocket has somewhat larger keys with more space between them, which means that you might be able to touch type on this keyboard. It’ll probably take some getting used to, though.

GPD has also posted a few other updates on its Indiegogo campaign page, explaining that the cooling system in the GPD Pocket helped keep the CPU core temperature below 78 degrees C (178 F) and the surface temperature below 35 C (95 F).

In addition to Windows 10, the GPD Pocket will support Ubuntu Linux and GPD plans to sell models with a choice of either operating system. Other features include a 7,000 mAh battery, USB 3.0 Type-C and USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a headset jack, a micro HDMI port, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.1.

The system measures about 7.1″ x 4.2″ x 0.7″.

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23 replies on “GPD Pocket tiny laptop prototype revealed (video)”

  1. windows key?! Why? M$ will be get tax from producent ;-(
    Linux users not like m$.

    in my opinion touchpad will be better. meybe add on bottom machine?

  2. Why is GPD so bad at making a keyboard layout? Both the Win and Pocket have horrible layouts. They don’t have to modify the keys (except for the weirdly smushed keys). Just the layout. I don’t want to manually remap keys either.

    1. I disagree. Your layout(s) hobbled F1-F12 to an unconventional six keys, have no Volume and Brightness controls apparently, and oddly prioritized Home, PageUp, PageDown, and End by omitting the Delete and Power Button.

      Strangely too, unlike the Pocket, those layouts have forgotten Tilde, Grave, and the brackets [ { } ] as well. 😉

      1. I just didn’t bother to label those keys. Those keys would all be in a Function layer. I didn’t bother because its a trivial detail

        1. Do we really need the F- keys?
          Or those keys besides F5 ; )

          I wonder if they could have the number row:
          1 -> 9 -> 0
          And have the corresponding F1 -> F10 keys available via the Fn layer key.

          That would make sense, and ease up some space/extra keys.

          1. Yes, some people still have need for the numbers and F1-F12 keys, especially F10 and F11. It depends on the practiced expertise of the user though. In this day and age though a keyboard layout is at the very least expected by the consumer to have two sets of modifiers for easy two handed touch type operation, and to not bury principal punctuation.

  3. You’ll be able to find slightly used versions
    discarded by backers with buyers remorse
    on Ebay.

  4. This looks way cool, but I’ve been burned by crowdfunding before. I’ll wait until they exist and are reviewed by reliable hardware sites.

  5. I never ended up backing this due to the keyboard layout, and now that they’re building prototypes, the keyboard configuration will not likely have any substantial changes. Not only should the trackpoint be in the middle of the keyboard (rather than the bottom), but the quote, semicolon, and bracket(s) keys are all in really weird places, and something I learned from my work laptop is that putting a Fn key in the corner where you expect Ctrl is a nightmare. So close, and yet so far away.

    1. Agreed the layout looks horrible.
      It is already hard to type being small, the odd layout and key sizes will just increase the frustration.

      1. It should be said that obviously this is a compact computer with an almost full size set of keys for the most part. While there are compromises to a normal laptop keyboard, I think it turned out rather well given the dimensions.

        1. I saw the keyboard revisions. Honestly? I’d take the original design. Or the first revision that Kendy posted, before the bracket keys were moved to the top. I already have a plethora of small devices that I can’t touch-type on; if I’m going to get a small device to use as a regular computer, then I want standard inputs.

          1. If standard inputs are what you’re after then the first and second revisions wouldn’t qualify as they scatter the brackets to the bottom near the right of the spacebar, next to the backspace. Even the F1-F12 aren’t normally found where you’d have wanted them. Moreover, the bracket three-key sequence of { } | is almost universally found to the right of the letter P, so you’re statement of wanting “standard inputs” by choosing non-standard layouts is nonsensical.

            Inarguably, the Pocket layout had to make compromises, but generally speaking most punctuation is near to where it traditionally is. I do respect – and + are proximate and that the brackets { } | keep their ordering without being splintered. Fn too has for me always been located at the bottom left, and as I replied previously shouldn’t be impossible to decipher between Left Ctrl which is regular size. I’m also grateful we have two Shift’s, Ctrl’s, and Alt’s which many of these small computers exclude.

            For sure, the majority of users will be pleased when they use this layout if they keep their expectations reasonable. 🙂

    2. Seems a bit overdramatic to say Fn has usurped the Ctrl key to nightmarish end of world proportions when they are adjacent, and since Fn is a reduced half-size key too.

      It’s not as if our fingers can’t register “push the big bottom left corner key versus the small bottom left corner key”. 🙂

      1. Also it’s not that hard to add a BIOS feature to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys. Many IBM and Lenovo notebooks do or did that.

      2. You’d think so, but it still gets me every time. I’m too ingrained to standard layouts to not think the lower-left key on the keyboard is Ctrl.

        1. Don’t worry… you are completely justified to not buy this PC.
          Bad keyboards, trackpads, or screens can ruin an otherwise perfect device.
          I’ve experienced this myself, and I gotta say…. you gotta have the standard things done perfectly upfront because they’re not going to change and will affect the experience each use.

          But on the bright-side, the GPD Win and the GPD XD are excellent devices.

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