[Updated] Meet GPD Pocket, the 7 inch laptop with touchscreen and pointing nub
Update Feb. 16th - GPD Pocket managed to raise more than $800.000 in just two days, making this project a bigger success than the previous GPD crowdfunding.
To celebrate this, the team announced that they will double the RAM (8GB now) and they will boost the SoC to Z8750 - very good news.
This is an interesting project to follow, it will surely pass the $1m mark very soon.
After raising almost $750k on IndieGogo for their 5.5 inch handheld PC/gaming console named "GPD Win", GPD is now preparing to launch a new crowdfunfing campaign, for an equally interesting laptop that might fit in your pocket.
And what better name for the new device if not "GPD Pocket"?
Yes, this might be a working title, but it's catchy - just imagine the following odd conversation :
"- What's that in your pocket?"
"- Oh, it's my Pocket."
"- Yes, I know it's yours, what's inside?"
Joking aside, the GPD Pocket will certainly have it's fans and GPD certainly learned a lot from their "GPD Win" device (that got through an hardware overhaul just recently).
GPD Pocket full specs
- CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8750 (Quad core,up to 2.4Ghz)
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics Gen8
- RAM: 8GB DDR3
- ROM: 128GB
- Display: 7-inch IPS screen, Gorilla glass 3
- Wi-fi: 802.11b/g/n
- USB: 1 x USB host,1 X USB Type-C
- Audio/Video: HDMI
- Other: headphones jack, 7000 mAh built-in battery
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
GPD Pocket looks like it's after the same clientele as the Ockel Sirius A device, that recently raised almost $450k for a 7'' Mini PC with the same SoC, but no keyboard.
Ockel's device does have a few extra ports (2 X USB 3.0, Display Port), but that comes with a price - at least $549.
While there's no official price announced for GPD Pocket yet, we do believe to be significantly more affordable than Ockel Sirius A.