If you look close at the advancement of technology in past couple of years, then you’ll realize two things. First, the phones are getting bigger. Second, the laptops are getting smaller. When we’ve to name a few smaller laptops what we recall are the ones with the 12-inch screen. But, the GamePad Digital (GPD), a Chinese company is mass producing a tiny laptop after fundraising over $3million dollars in an IndieGoGo campaign. This GPD Pocket is even smaller than the smaller laptops that we’ve been seeing. The 7-inch screen laptop, is indeed small but still, comes with worth-mentioning specs.
GPD Pocket: Everything You Need to Know
GPD Pocket comes with a 7inch touchscreen Retina Display that sports a resolution of 1920*1200 resulting in odd 16:10 aspect ratio. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This tiny laptop is powered by Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor and has 4GB of RAM. It boots on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Windows 10 Home. It is 480 grams heavy and 18.5mm thick. The housing is stylish yet sturdy since it’s CNC precise all-in-one body made of magnesium and alloy. So, this tiny little thing is just as good-looking as the Apple Macbook Air or Microsoft Surface 3. As far as the ports are concerned, it has a USB 3.0, USB-C, mini HDMI and 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead of a trackpad, this laptop comes with a mouse knob like the one in older dell and Lenovo laptops. It has Bluetooth for connecting BT mouse and headphones. The company claims that the laptop will give 12hours of battery life off a charge.
Pricing and Availability:
The GPD has already closed its Indiegogo campaign, so you can’t be a backer and can’t pre-order the device. However, the device is expected to go on Sale in the US starting from June 15. The device can be bought from Indiegogo at the price of $399. Whereas, those buying from an offline retail store will have to pay $599.
Well, this small laptop from GPD seems impressive. Despite its small dimensions, it is still feature-rich and has the configuration that is comparable to Apple Macbook Air and Microsoft Surface 3. As far as my personal opinion is concerned, the laptop has been made tinier than it should be. So this tiny laptop with a tiny keyboard wouldn’t be a right one for me to write my stuff on the go. Well, that could be just me and you might be interested in buying a tiny laptop that you can carry around in your pocket.