12 January 2018
The Chinese brand GPD has announced its latest hand-held gaming laptop called GPD WIN 2 while kicking off the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the same. It is a successor to the original GPD WIN but with a lot more power and features this time around. To summarize, the company is claiming that this portable gaming laptop is capable of running AAA games including the likes of GTA V and Overwatch.
The GPD WIN 2 is powered by the Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor along with Intel HD Graphics 615 and 8GB of RAM. This is a significant upgrade over the predecessor featuring Intel Atom chipset and only 4GB RAM. There is 128GB of user-replaceable SSD storage and a 6-inch HD Corning Gorilla Glass display. The whole package is backed by 2x4900mAh batteries capable of lasting for about 6 to 8 hours depending on the usage. On the software side of things, it runs Windows 10
As for the design, the latest model looks pretty much the same as the original offering. You still have the physical QWERTY keyboard combined with dedicated gaming console-like controls. There are two joysticks along with D-Pad and ABXY buttons. It means you can have an experience of playing games like you get on gaming console controllers.
While GPS is claiming the capability of playing some of the top-notch PC games out there, only the real-world usage will tell exactly how good the WIN 2 is. It has been priced at $649 and is currently listed on Indiegogo where it has already surpassed the goal. The campaign will be live for two more months and if you want to be a backer, click the source link below.