GPD makes some of the most interesting handheld computers and gaming devices we’ve seen in recent years. And this year the company plans to launch its most powerful model to date — the upcoming GPD Win Max will be a computer that looks like a tiny laptop, but which also has built-in gamepads.
The system’s been under development for a while, and has undergone a few behind-the-scenes changes during that time. But the handheld gaming computer is getting closer to launch, and GPD has begun sharing more details.
So here’s everything we know about the upcoming GPD WIn Max, collected in one place.
The computer will be GPD’s first computer with a 10th-gen Intel Ice Lake processor, it’ll have Intel Iris Plus graphics, and it’ll be the first GPD Win (or Pocket) computer with a backlit keyboard.
Here’s a run-down of the specs that have been confirmed so far:
|Display||??? inch, 1280 x 800px|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-1035G7|
|USB||1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB Type-A|
|Connectivity||Ethernet + WiFi & BT (unspecified)|
|SD card||microSD card reader|
|Gamepad||Analog sticks, D-pad, X, Y, A, B buttons, shoulder buttons|
We should get more details as the release date approaches. For now, here are some of the latest photos of the GPD Win Max:
Update: And here’s one showing the GPD Win Max and GPD Win 2 together, which should help give you an idea of the size difference between these two devices (the Win 2 has a 6 inch display and a keyboard designed for thumb typing):
I agree with what others are saying about this device having a bit of an identity crisis. While I actually like the larger size (old eyes here), it looks super akward to use effectively as a gaming device. Don’t use my GPD Win 2’s keyboard for nothing more than basic entries and light browsing when needed (can’t imagine anyone else in meaningful numbers doing major word processing on it, either), and I can’t see myself doing that with this. Even though it is a complete rippoff of the Switch, the Alienware UFO Concept is a much better idea in design. A touchscreen/onscreen keyboard is fine for a device like this. And if I absolutely needed to use a physical keyboard, I’d just get a small compact wireless USB one.
The main problem I see with this is it is a kind of gaming computer and it does not have properly aligned wasd, I’m hoping for the best but it looks too far to the left for the W, this device will be a welcome change tho, if it has dual m.2 slots and the W isnt too far
I think people here forgot what “MAX” means on Chinese devices, it doesn’t mean small with more power, it means the device will have a larger footprint. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, due to the larger screen, this will be a great portable desk computer for me, that isn’t like carrying around an anvil, like say a modern day gaming computer.
If you want smaller design, go with GPD Win 2, or wait for a 3… this is MAX not, MIN… lol.
I feel like I’ve been waiting a year after GPD went dark on this only to be disappointed when they finally gave us new updates. This is the opposite direction in a handful of ways that I was hoping out of this device. Went away from AMD, thicc boi size, larger footprint than my switch, the weird offset thumb sticks don’t appeal to me, and kinda don’t care that there is a full size keyboard on this considering I was way more excited to have this as a handheld steam system. This doesn’t seem super handheld from the photos. It seems like something that will make your wrists tired from the weight and that I’d just want to use a Bluetooth or wired controller with on a table. In which case why not pay slightly more a gaming laptop that will do everything this half-ass does that won’t take up too much more space in your bag? I think the exception to this will be the massive power bricks those things come with, but then again you’re massively upgrading the GPU at that point with Intel or AMD.
It feels like they’re trying to give me a device that replaces my laptop and does everything. Is that what other people who own GPD wins want? I do not own one so I’d be curious if that’s what that community has been clamoring for, but when I read around it doesn’t seem like it. It seems like people were pretty happy with the focus on it being a gaming device first that happened to have a keyboard that you could input some passwords into and played that massive steam library on the go.
This is a device that feels like it’s having a serious identity crisis and doesn’t know what it wants to focus on.
I think GPD has lost my attention on this one. This thing is awfully thick and bulky for my interests. I’m struggling to think of what I would actually want to play on this that I can’t play on the previous models.
No thicker than a gamepad
Competition in this space is going to be tight. Size and price dictates that One Mix 3 Pro and Surface Pro with be a consideration.
RJ-45 Ethernet and Thunderbolt 3 makes the enticing
Whoa, yea, bit too big and by the looks of it it’s gonna be not-light for sure, but, what the hell I still want one, heard there is gonna be new 10nm Intel Atom coming though, I still hope there is gonna be a true first gen GPD WIN successor, both in size and weight. Oh well, can’t wait for the final product to come out anyways, my GPD WIN is really BEAT UP and bulging now.
You mean the GPD Win 2? 🤔
This will be a thicc boi. In terms of total volume it might be comparable to a 13″ slim notebook.
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