The GPD Win 2 is a realtively unknown Windows based handheld console. It is quite niche but popular enough for the company to have released multiple versions of it.

The GPD Win 2 is a handheld gaming computer with a thumb keyboard, game controller buttons, and clamshell design that lets you fold the device up and slide it into a pocket (if you have large pockets).

Originally it was launched with an Intel Core M3-7Y30 Kaby Lake CUPS with Intel HD Graphics 615 and it was a potent little machine, capable of playing games like GTA5, Overwatch and WOW all above 30FPS.

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The GPD Win 3 is in development but that probably won't launch until next year, however, GPD is launching a Max version of the 2nd generation console, switching from Intel to AMD.

The Intel Core M3-7Y30 is configurable between 3.75 and 7W TDP whereas the new AMP APU will be configurable TDP from 15 to 30W, so a massive power jump. This will likely provide all sorts of design considerations, in terms of battery and how to deal with the heat.

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In addition to the change of the processor, other significant changes indicated by the rumour mill are; the inclusion of a GPD Pocket-style keyboard for a better typing experience, a quieter dual-fan cooler, and a slightly higher resolution display of 1280 x 800 pixels.

So if you are a die-hard PC gamer, and don't fancy carrying around a gaming laptop with you, then the GPD Win 2 Max could be a perfect choice. It will, however, set you back a pretty penny, this is no Nintendo Switch. The current GPD Win 2 costs $907.96 so around £700 on GearBest which is more expensive than the Acer Nitro 5 15.6″ AMD Ryzen 5 RX 560X gaming laptop.

GPD also produce some amazing looking mini laptops which take the ultraportable concept to the next level. The GPD Pocket 2 is powered by an Intel Celeron 3965Y dual-core CPU with a 7″ display running at 1920*1200 and with 8GB of ram. It has a proper keyboard that is just about large enough to type on while being under 20cm in length and under 500g.

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GPD Pocket 2

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