GPD Win 2

In 2016, GPD announced a pocket-sized PC with the full version of Windows 10 operating system. It was a handheld computer equipped with a keyboard and gaming controls, it was well received by both customers and reviewers, the device crowd-funded via Indiegogo and GPD finally launched it in October 2016.

As the original handheld Windows 10 device was successful, the Chinese company GPD (GamePad Digital) also started developing the successor. The concept of GPD Win 2 is almost ready and it will be launched next year, according to new rumours. The leaker claims that GPD been developing a Win 2 for a while and it is rumoured to launch in summer 2018.

Chinese device maker GPD’s new model looks a lot like the original device, however, the spec has been improved and apparently it is an upgraded version of the GPD Win. It is a pocket-sized PC with dedicated game control buttons and QWERTY keyboard. The second generation version of GPD Win also features an improved game control and keyboard layout.

Unlike the first-generation GPD Win, the new device comes with a 6-inch screen. It is slightly larger than the original device which had a 5.5-inch display. The GPD Win 2 will be powered by Intel Core M3 processor, upgraded from the original model’s Intel Atom x7 processor.

In comparison to the original model, the upgrade processor improves the performance of GPD Win. The company hasn’t officially announced as to when the Win 2 will be launched but the leaker claims that GPD is targetting summer 2018 for the new pocket-PC.

  • Tegra pokemon

    Well I love my Switch! $500 windows 10 device needed?

    • Nick Shulyak

      Sorry, mate. how much do you normally pay for one bloody Switch game??? I have huge Steam games library and even if can run most of these games in low settings on new GPD WIN 2 – it will blow Switch out of the water. Never mind emulators….

      • dmbfk

        Can’t bloody play Super Mario Odyssey on a bloody PC mate.

        • Nick Shulyak

          can you play GTA-V on the go on Switch? or other A-titles? don’t get me wrong. Switch probably will become a good console…. when Nintendo have released a good game collection for adequate prices. now it’s not much to play and games cost a small fortune. everybody is different and Switch is not my cup of tea for these reasons. however if you like it – it’s your choice. Ideally you better have both. I will probably buy Switch in the future but GPD-2 comes first. To be honest I have too many consoles at the moment and can’t justify Switch right now. Talking about Nintendo – I still have a lot of untouched games on my 3DS and buying switch would be over the top.

          • dmbfk

            Nick, you should get a switch just for Mario Odyssey it kicks everybody’s ass including yours. Somebody bought me one the other day and I can say that Mario is great. Not bothered about the lack of other games I don’t have time to play games that much anyway. As for GTA V, why would anyone want to play that on a handheld with a dogshit CPU? Far better on a desktop even if the game is 4 years old. These people playing GTA V on the pocket… ffs. you have to turn the game settings to “sucks balls” basically to get it running. Nice that it runs. Fun? No.

          • Spade115

            There is word of GtaV for switch, So maybe.

        • Brandon

          I know you posted that comment one year ago, but Odyssey is now in game in the switch emulator. Not rendered well, but give it 3 months and it should be playable.

          • dmbfk

            That’s right I did post that a year ago. Are you one of those guys that thinks up a clever reply to something said by a colleague at work while driving home 3 hours later by any chance? Re: switch emu going in-game. It runs like dog shit even on a high end PC. The shaders are all fucked too. There’s a long way to go with both Yuzu and Ryujinx. It’s wishful thinking to believe emus that can barely run on a high end PC are going to be even passable in a year’s time on the GPD Win 2. It can just about run Dolphin let alone CEMU or RPCS3 and you think a low-end PC capable Yuzu is around the corner. Dream on and by all means come back in 3 hours when you’ve driven home and figured out a clever and more knowledgeable reply ;)

          • Brandon

            Take it down a few notches. I bet you’re the type of person who responds in aggression to everything. My comment was meant as a joke. I found this post while looking at the specs for the device. And ha, it only took me 1 hour to reply :)

          • dmbfk

            Take what down a few notches? The intellectual level? I always do when dealing with a person of your capabilities Brandon. You made it sound like Yuzu will be delivering full speed Switch on GPD 2. I was just pointing out that your reports of going in-game are moot. Dolphin went in-game with Luigi’s Mansion about 5 years before it reached full speed on a desktop PC with a JIT. Not saying it will be that long but let’s be clear: the Switch is significantly more powerful than the GameCube and the GPD2 is woefully underpowered (CEMU runs around 8fps on it). TLDR; It’s likely you may never get acceptable Switch emulation on GPD Win2 because of the performance deficit.

          • Brandon

            Good one, haha. I wasn’t thinking about the specs of the GDP 2. I should have thought of that before commenting. My PC is a quad core overclocked to 5Ghz. If the GDP 2 was quad core it may have been able to run a switch emulator one day. I would have thought the GDP 2 would have run better than 8 fps even on a dual core.