GPD Pocket 2

GamePad Digital (GPD), the makers of portable Windows-powered computers recently announced the second generation model of the Pocket PC lineup. The GPD Pocket 2 will run Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, and it’s a micro-size device coming with hardware that you will find on a 15-inch laptop.

On June 1, the owner of GPD announced the campaign and also shared some photos of the Pocket 2.

It’s a super-portable laptop that can run Windows 10 and Ubuntu. It appears that the company will not sell the Linux variant but you’ll be able to install it manually. The micro-size device features a 7-inch display with 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen resolution.

The look of the GPD Pocket 2 is similar to first generation variant. GPD has included all the features that you may find on a high-end laptop from big manufacturers. For example, the GPD Pocket devices come with a keyboard, although it’s small and extremely portable, you can still type, it’s one of the minor drawbacks.

GPD Pocket 2 Specifications

GPD Pocket 2 is powered by the latest Intel Core M3-7Y30 Kaby lake processor. While the other details of the chipset are unknown at the moment, the Intel’s official site says that the processor supports 4M Cache and it can be clocked at up to 2.60 GHz.

It comes in two variants, the base model has 4GB of RAM, and GPD is also going to sell the device with 8GB of RAM, coupled up with 128GB of eMMC 5.0 storage. The Pocket PC also supports MicroSD card slot and features the long-lasting 6,800 mAh battery.

GPD Pocket 2 has USB Type-C port and 2 USB 3.0 Type-A ports. The device comes with pretty good hardware, and as you can see above.

It’s worth noting that the company is in the process of preparing the Pocket 2 for the Indiegogo campaign, and we’ll update this article when more details are available.

  • RO

    Too bad they did away with the trackpoint. That, and an 8-inch form factor, would have gotten my strong interest, especially with Linux-compatibility, if under about $600. I have a 8″ NuVision tablet with a 1920×1200 screen, 2GB of RAM, and 32 GB eMMC running Win10, and a matching bluetooth keyboard with crappy track pad that drives me crazy. That is about as small as I can manage with a keyboard in touch-typing mode, but the pad makes it far harder to use as I keep brushing it with the edges of my thumbs, and the cursor jumps randomly in midtype – insanity-inducing!

    I am typing this on a Thinkpad Tablet 2 bluetooth keyboard with a “genuine” Trackpoint (optical), and it is absolutely my favorite for mobile devices, although a bit big as it matches the dimensions of the 10-inch Tablet 2 for length/width, but it is not too bulky. It has more and bigger keys than most small keyboards because it does not waste space on the trackpad and corresponding wrist rest area, so it amazingly usable for its nominal size.