The GPD Win 4 is a handheld gaming PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, Radeon 680M graphics, a 6 inch full HD display and a design that allows you to slide that screen upward to reveal a physical keyboard that you can use for text input.

GPD unveiled the upcoming handheld earlier this year, and now the company is taking pre-orders through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.  Prices start at $800 and the GPD Win 4 hopes to begin shipping to backers in March, 2023.

The starting price isn’t a Super Early Bird special deal… it’s the standard price during crowdfunding for a model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

Here’s a run-down of all the pricing/configuration options:

  • 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD for $800
  • 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD for $900
  • 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD for $1000
  • 32GB RAM / 2TB SSD for $1200

GPD also offers an optional 4G LTE module that attaches to the back of the of the computer as a $100 add-on.

All models feature LPDDR5-6400 memory (soldered to the mainboard) and a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (which may be user upgradeable). There are also a set of ports that include a USB4 port with support for 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, opening the possibility of using an external graphics dock when you want more performance than the Radeon 680M integrated GPU can deliver.

That port can also be used for charging or video output.

GPD says the handheld features a 6-axis gyroscope for motion controls, dual vibration motors for rumble, linear analog triggers, and two actions buttons on the back of the system that can be mapped to perform user-customizable functions. There are also LED lights in trigger keys, allowing you to program custom colors for lighting effects.

Unlike the GPD Win 3, which had a capacitive touch keyboard area, the Win 4 has actual dome-switch keys that will move when you press them and provide tactile feedback. The keyboard area also has a backlight with support for adjustable brightness.

The 6 inch display is a 1920 x 1080 pixel screen with support for 60 Hz or 40 Hz refresh rates, and GPD says it’s a screen designed natively for landscape orientation.

Most of the company’s older devices used portrait-native displays that were flipped sideways. Most of the time that’s not a problem, but some Windows apps and games might display at a 90 degree angle by default, and the issue is more prevalent when trying to enter the UEFI/BIOS settings or run some Linux distributions on those devices. That shouldn’t be a problem with the Win 4 thanks to the native landscape display.

Other features include support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, a fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card reader, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and Type-A ports.

The optional 4G LTE cellular modem add-on is designed to clip to the back of the device. GPD will also offer an optional Win 4 docking station with an HDMI 2.1 port, Gigabit Ethernet port, and a few additional 10 Gbps USB ports. I haven’t seen any pricing information for that dock yet.

GPD Win 4 specs
Display6 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels
Slider (covers a physical keyboard)
Backlit physical Keyboard
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8 cores / 16 threads
Up to 4.7 GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon 680M
12 RDNA 2 GPU cores
RAM 16GB or 32GB
Storage1TB or 2TB
microSD card reader
Battery45.62 Wh
Ports1 x USB4 (40 Gbps)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x microSD card slot
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
WirelessWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
4G LTE (optional)
AudioStereo speakers
3.5mm audio jack
built-in mic
Steam OS dual boot supported
Dimensions220 x 92 x 28mm
Weight570 grams

The crowdfunding campaign for the GPD Win 4 went live just a few hours after the start of a campaign for another handheld gaming PC, the ONEXPLAYER 2. Like the GPD Win 4, that model features a Ryzen 7 6800U processor, at least 16GB of RAM and at least 512GB of storage. But it has a bigger, higher-resolution display and detachable game controllers, while lacking a built-in keyboard or support for a 4G LTE module.

Both GPD and One Netbook (the maker of the ONEXPLAYER line of devices) have been producing handheld gaming PCs with x86 chips and Windows software for a few years at this point. But they’re also both relatively small companies that are based in China and which offer limited customer service or tech support outside of their home countries. So while they produce some very interesting hardware, there’s always a bit of a gamble involved with purchasing it – if anything goes wrong, you may not get much help with returns, repairs, or other troubleshooting.

With that in mind, it’s worth noting that while the GPD Win 4 has a starting price that’s $100 lower than that for the ONEXPLAYER 2 during crowdfunding, they’re both relatively expensive devices. That’s not surprising when you look at their specs, but if you’re going to drop $800 or more on a portable gaming computer, you should probably know some of the risks that are involved.

Alternately, there’s always Valve’s Steam Deck. Not only does it have a $399 starting price, but it’s also supported by one of the biggest names in PC gaming. But it’s also a lot bigger than a GPD Win 4, while featuring less CPU and GPU horsepower.

Top: Steam Deck / Bottom: GPD Win 4

To get a sense of how the GPD Win 4 and ONEXPLAYER 2 stack up against the Steam Deck and other handhelds, check out our handheld gaming PC comparison table.

This article was first published November 4, 2022 and most recently updated December 18, 2022 when the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign went live.

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  1. $800 for starters? Seriously? GPD, who do you think you are marketing too? Was greatly excited until now…

    1. Ummm, it’s not that expensive.
      Honestly you can’t get a 6800u laptop for cheaper than this atm.

      Come on dude, the steam deck is 650 dollaroos for the same storage space, this has a 1080p, bigger battery and a better processor so 800 dollars seems fair.

  2. FYI. GPD removed the native landscape and hall sticks (Alps now) in the IGG page because they’re seeing issues with them and they’re not sure they can fix them.

  3. After my win 3 broke within an hour of gaming (joystick fell into the case), I’m good. Already have the AOKZOE and steam deck. Quality kits those.

  4. Going to wait a couple months after retailers go through a few batches. Not going with IGG. Hope they upgrade the 4G modem too.

    The first few Win Max 2 IGG batches (several hundred units) had some sort of QC or inherent hardware problem.

    GPD needed to replace the screen after hundreds of units already shipped with a bad screen prone to corruption or going blank. This alone is >10% of IGG units.

    There are still some issues like
    1. SD card readers disconnecting/connecting repeatedly. GPD is claiming they’re working on a BIOS fix but they said the same thing with the screen corruption issue too.

    Space bar and other keys not always registering. Some wrong key caps too.
    No video out on some USB-C ports. Driver issue?
    Probably other things too.

  5. Remind me of cell phone years ago call the Motorola sidekick,,plus literally speaking we don’t want a cell phone screen side window give the ppl at 8″ to 10″ screen to Many 6″5″4 type devices

  6. The hardware sounds very similar to the Win Max 2 which, IMO, is not a bad thing. I just got my WM2, and I’m loving it.

    The landscape display is a huge win for older games – I think Microsoft added support for rotating displays around DirectX 9, so anything older than that is going to have a better chance of just working without needing any hacks/wrappers/etc

    Also, “The keyboard area also has a backlit with support for adjustable brightness.” > backlight.

    I do wish GPD would make a “Win Min” device – something similar in size/form factor/price to the original GPD Win, but with better build quality and updated hardware. (But not as high-end is the Win Max/4.) Something in the ballpark of $2-400 and more pocket-friendly (small clamshell!) than their current lineup.

  7. I wish GPD makes two devices, no other variants, Quality over Quantity, just focuses on them.

    A- Extra Large One.
    230 x 160 x 28mm, 900 grams, 9 inch display, all roughly speaking. With a powerful 30W processor, eg r7-6800h or i7-1280p. To compete against the Valve SteamDeck that mainly stays indoors and lives in your backpack.

    B- extra small one.
    160 x 80 x 20mm, 300 grams, 5 inch display, all roughly speaking. With an efficient 10W processor, eg r5-6600u or i7-1230u. To compete against the Retroid Pocket 3+ that goes outdoors and lives in your pocket.

  8. Wonder why GPD is being quiet on the price. Everyone knows they’re just going to charge up the butt for the Win 4; no point in remaining silent.

    1. Exactly. People know this won’t compete with price on the Steam Deck nor should they. But with the sliding keyboard and the ability to dock to an eGPU it is able to set itself apart. Unfortunately you would be buying a premium product from GPD so good look with QA & post-purchase product support.