The GPD Win Mini is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 120 Hz LCD display, an AMD Ryzen 7040 processor with Radeon 700M integrated graphics, and a clamshell design that makes it look like a tiny laptop, complete with a QWERTY keyboard, making it a multi-function computer that could be used for much more than just playing PC games.

GPD has been gradually releasing details about the little computer for months, and now it’s nearly ready to launch. The GPD Win Mini is now up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. While the little computer has list prices starting at $820, Indiegogo backers can reserve one for $699 and up. The Win Mini should begin shipping to backers in November, 2023.

The starting price is for an entry-level model with an AMD Ryzen 5 7640U processor featuring 6 AMD Zen 4 CPU cores, 12 threads, and Radeon 760M graphics with 8 RDNA 3 GPU compute units.

But GPD offers higher-priced configurations with Ryzen 7 7840U chips with 8 CPU cores, 16 threads, and 12-core graphics.

All told, there are four configuration options available during crowdfunding:

ChipRAMStoragePrice (Crowdfunding)Price (Retail)
Ryzen 5 7640U16GB512GB$699$820
Ryzen 7 7840U32GB512GB$869$960
Ryzen 7 7840U32GB2TB$999$1,150
Ryzen 7 7840U64GB2TB$1,149$1,349

Both chips are designed for a 15-30 watt TDP and were originally designed for laptops, but they’ve proven popular with handheld gaming PC makers (particularly the Ryzen 7 processor, which is similar to the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip used in the Asus ROG Ally).

While the Win Mini is designed to look like a little laptop, it’s small enough to easily grip with two hands so that your thumbs can reach the controllers as you look at the screen, making the system feel a bit more like a Nintendo DS than a notebook computer.

GPD also offers optional ergonomic grips that make the mini-laptop feel a bit more like a game console: since they’re an optional accessory that not everyone is necessarily going to want, GPD is making them an add-on rather than including them in the base price, and the company says they’ll go for $29 during crowdfunding or $35 at retail.

As for the rest of the little computer’s specs, here’s a full run-down:

GPD Win Mini specs
Display7 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels
120 Hz
10-point multitouch
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 7640U or Ryzen 7 7840U
GPUAMD Radeon 780M or Radeon 760M
TDP15 – 30W
RAM16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Storage512GB or 2TB
M.2 2230 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
OSWindows 11
AudioStereo speakers
3.5mm audio jack
Built-in microphone
DTS:X Ultra sound effects
Ports1 x USB4 (40 Gbps)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10 Gbps)
1 x Oculink SFF-8612 (63 Gbps)
1 x microSD card slot
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
WirelessWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
KeyboardScissor switch keys
TouchpadSupports up to 4 finger gestures
MouseSwitch lets you use joysticks to simulate mouse input
JoysticksHall effect joysticks
Programmable keysL4 and R4 are user programmable macro keys
Other controller featuresAction buttons, D-Pad, dual-linear vibration motors, 6-axis motion sensors
Battery & charging44.24 Wh battery
65W USB-PD power adapter
MaterialAluminum alloy, magnesium alloy, and polycarbonate
CoolingFan + heat pipe
Dimensions168 x 109 x 26mm
Weight520 grams

If you’re wondering why this computer is called the Win Mini, it’s because it’s basically a smaller version of the GPD Win Max 2, with similar specs crammed into a smaller device that may or may not even be pocket-sized (depending on the size of your pockets).

At a time when most handheld gaming computers lack physical keyboards, GPD’s models stand out in an increasingly crowded field by offering a quick and easy way to enter text.

The Win Mini is also kind of an upgrade over the company’s last pocket-sized gaming PC, the GPD Win 2. That model was first released five years ago and has a smaller screen, less memory, and a much less powerful processor.

GPD also says the new model has a bigger battery and support for external graphics cards (like the GPD G1 graphics dock) thanks to the USB4 and Oculink ports.

As a relatively small Chinese company that offers limited customer service and support to global customers, buying a GPD device is always a little more risky than purchasing a product from companies with a more established presence in Western markets like Asus or Valve. But GPD certainly knows how to press a lot of the right buttons by continually innovating in the handheld space to offer features that really help set its devices apart.

GPD hasn’t announced the start date for the Win Mini crowdfunding campaign yet, but the product page does mention an “October” launch date for the little gaming PC, so it seems likely that GPD will either begin taking orders or begin shipping the device within the next few months.

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This article was first published August 18, 2023 and most recently updated September 5, 2023.

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  1. Is there any info out there performance wise between these two chips? Not necessarily specifics but a general guess on price2performance that would justify the extra ~$300ish to make the jump?

    I’ve owned 4 x86 gaming handhelds, and the GPD Win 2 was my first and remains my favorite. I’m one of the people who have been crying into the void for GPD or anyone to reconsider the clamshell. I’ll absolutely be backing this I just have to decide which chip.

    There seem to be a lot of layout gripes from people, I’m mostly unbothered by the things others have brought up. What bothers me (but not nearly enough to deter me from purchase) I think on the right hand side, the joystick and face buttons should be flipped. I think the most neutral position when playing would be left thumb joystick right thumb face, and I think those should be the outermost modules.

  2. that power button placement is concerning and so’s the shape of those keys… I dunno. i guess i was hoping for something a little more keyboard-esque and not “xbox 360 qwerty kb attachment”

    1. You can’t fit gamepad controls AND a keyboard larger than that without increasing the size of this device beyond a point that nobody wants to hold it.

  3. I hope it has a 4G attachment option like the Win 4. 4G/5G would be great for those who use this as a UMPC and don’t to kill their phone’s much smaller battery nor carry around a hotspot that also needs charging.

  4. I for one can’t wait to jump on the kickstarter bandwagon, my first hearing of rumors of GPD moving back to the clamshell design, this should have been the GPD Win 3!

  5. I find it fascinating that all these Chinese companies always use console games to promote their handheld PCs…

    1. Handheld PCs already have limited use cases the average person might not need.
      Its usefulness as both a lightweight and portable PC is more appealing to a larger audience when you bring gaming into consideration; particularly because if you need a tiny mobile powerhouse you probably are also into playing games or travel frequently enough that you’re bored while in transit.

  6. They should fix the ordering of those modifier keys on the bottom left/right so you can press keyboard shortcuts easily with thumbs.

    It seems GPD forgot they’re making a thumb keyboard but instead designed it as if it’s a regular touch type keyboard like the Win Max.

    Big oversight on GPD’s part.

  7. This is the wrong design.
    Please make the keybaord the size of the whole base.
    Move the joysticks to the removeable grips.
    Give it more usb ports.
    Make the keyboard good to type on much like the Win Max 2.
    Just imagine the Win Max 2, with the same keyboard, and then take away the touch pad and joystick area. Then make the mouse a nipple. Then move the joysticks to be removeable and on the sides.
    So will have a smaller lighger laptops but still with a great keyboard like a Sony Vaoi P or Picturebook.

    1. I think you want a different device. This is the device that long time GPD fans have been asking for. I have a Win Max and Win Max 2. I use the Win Max 2 as my main personal computer. I think it is great if you want a mini laptop. I think this is perfect if what you want is something hand held.

    2. Then get a Win Max 2 or buy an old One Gx. This isn’t the wrong design at all, it’s just not the device you want.

      1. No you don’t understand. A pocketable laptop withna usable keyboard(unlike this keyboard), is what a lot of people want. All they had to do is put the Win Max keyboard on this unit, and move the joysticks to the removable grips.
        BINGO, GPD would have a very big seller on their hands!

  8. These companies are hit and miss. My GPD gear has been great. In fact, my GPD Micro PC running Arch Linux is with me all the time. A year old and still runs like a champ. On the other hand, my OneNetbook One Mix 3S Black Yoga w/CORE I7-8500Y was absolute junk. Battery was dead in 4 months. Wouldn’t power on, even with AC plugged in. Complete waste of $1,300.

    1. Didn’t you contact them about warranty? They are quite good, surprisingly. I have a GX1 Pro and they did their best and resolved my issue when the laptop wouldn’t turn on. I also have a swelling battery though and had to replace it several times.