Computers and laptops with larger screens are great for the office and around the house, but what if you’re on the go constantly like many journalists, bloggers, and students are? GPD, makers of the GPD WIN 5.5″ PC gaming console, are back with another Indiegogo campaign for the GPD Pocket — a 7″ ultramobile PC that runs Windows 10 or Ubuntu. While other systems like the MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface are ultra-thin and light, the GPD Pocket is much smaller and can easily be slipped into a pocket, purse, or other small carrying pouch.
You’re probably thinking that the specs for something that small will be somewhat lacking, but they actually seem pretty decent. The GPD Pocket will use the Intel Atom x7-Z8750 1.6GHz quad-core processor, come with 8GB of RAM (while the video above indicates 4GB, the Indiegogo page states it will come with 8GB), a 128GB eMMC drive, and has a 1920×1200 7″ multi-touch screen which boasts 323PPI. Battery life is expected to last 12 hours with the non-removable 7000mAh polymer lithium battery.
The CNC precision all-in-one magnesium alloy body will house a USB Type-C 3.0 port, a USB Type-A 3.0 port, an HDMI-D port, and a 3.5mm headset jack. On the connectivity side, the GPD Pocket will have 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 support.
With delivery expected in June, early backers can pre-order the GPD Pocket based on Windows 10 or Ubuntu for $399USD, a $200 savings off the anticipated retail cost. For an extra $10, GPD will throw in a Type-C Hub as well. The Indiegogo campaign is already over 500% funded with 2 months left and if you’re interested in picking one up you’ve still got plenty of time to do so.
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Last Updated on February 17, 2017.