GPD Win Max 2 is a mini gaming laptop with Intel Core i7-128


GPD’s subsequent handheld gaming PC will probably be a mini-laptop powered by a alternative of an Intel Core i7-1280P Alder Lake processor with 14 cores, 20 threads, and Intel Iris Xe graphics or an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U chip with 8-core, 16-threads, and Radeon 680M graphics primarily based on RDNA 2 structure.

First announced in March, the upcoming GPD Win Max 2 has a ten.1 inch show and helps as much as 32GB of RAM, has room for 2 SSDs, a QWERTY keyboard and built-in sport controllers. It will probably be accessible for pre-order via a crowdfunding marketing campaign later this 12 months, and GPD has begun sharing real-world pictures and videos exhibiting off the brand new design.

The Win Max 2 measures 227 x 160 x 23mm (8.9″ x 6.3″ x 0.9″), which makes it a bit bigger than the previous-gen model (which had an 8 inch display screen and measures 207 x 145 x 26mm (8.1″ x 5.7″ x 1″)). But it’s not that a lot greater, because of slimmer bezels surrounding the display screen.

The Win Max 2 has a 2560 x 1600 pixel show, though GPD configures the decision to 1920 x 1200 pixels in Windows for higher gaming efficiency. Users ought to be capable to modify this if desired.

GPD had beforehand opted for lower-resolution shows just like the 1280 x 800 pixel panel within the authentic GPD Win Max, as you usually get higher efficiency from built-in graphics whenever you aren’t asking the GPU to push as many pixels. But the corporate says Intel and AMD’s newest chips each carry vital enhancements to built-in graphics, permitting many current video games to run at 45 to 60 frames per second at resolutions.

The show additionally helps 10-point capacitive contact enter and has an energetic digitizer with assist for 4096 ranges of stress sensitivity when used with a Microsoft Surface Pen or one other stylus that helps Microsoft’s Pen Protocol.

Models with Intel chips use LPDDR5 5200 MHz reminiscence, have two Thunderbolt ports, and eat 20 to 64 watts of energy, whereas AMD variations prime out at 30 watts and have two USB4 ports that aren’t Thunderbolt-certified. But a GPD Win Max 2 with an AMD processor does have quicker reminiscence, with LPDDR5 6400 MHz RAM.

Both variations will probably be accessible with 16GB or 32GB of RAM and 1TB or 2TB of PCIe NVMe strong state storage. There’s additionally an M.2 2230 slot that can be utilized so as to add a second SSD with out eradicating the again cowl, in addition to a second slot for an non-compulsory 4G LTE module.

GPD Win Max 2 (Intel) GPD Win Max 2 (AMD)
Display 10.1 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
10-point capacitive contact
Pen assist (4096 ranges stress sensitivity)
10.1 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
10-point capacitive contact
Pen assist (4096 ranges stress sensitivity)
Processor Intel Core i7-1280P
14-cores / 20-threads
20W – 64W energy consumption
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8-cores / 16-threads
Up to 30W energy consumption
GPU Intel Iris Xe
96 execution items
768 stream processors
Up to 1.45 GHz
AMD Radeon 680M
RDNA 2 structure
12 Computer Units
768 stream processors
Up to 2.2 GHz
RAM LPDDR5-5200
16GB or 32GB
Supports as much as 64GB
LPDDR5-6400
16GB or 32GB
Supports as much as 64GB
Storage M.2 2280 & M.2 2230
PCIe Gen 4.0 & PCIe Gen 3
Sold with 1TB or 2TB
Supports as much as 16TB (8TB per slot)
SD card reader
microSD card reader
M.2 2280 & M.2 2230
PCIe Gen 4.0 & PCIe Gen 3
Sold with 1TB or 2TB
Supports as much as 16TB (8TB per slot)
SD card reader
microSD card reader
Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 4
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1
2 x USB4
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1
Audio & video Quad audio system
3.5mm audio jack
Webcam (under show)
Quad audio system
3.5mm audio jack
Webcam (under show)
Input QWERTY keyboard (backlit)
Game controllers
Motion sensors
QWERTY keyboard (backlit)
Game controllers
Motion sensors
Security Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor
Charging 65W USB Type-C 65W USB Type-C
Wireless WiFi
Bluetooth
4G LTE (non-compulsory)
WiFi
Bluetooth
4G LTE (non-compulsory)

There’s additionally a microSD card reader with assist for playing cards as much as 2TB and speeds as much as 300MB/s, a built-in digital camera (under the display screen, just like the digital camera on the GPD P2 Max mini-laptop), quad audio system, a built-in fan, a backlit keyboard, and an aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis.

Ports embrace two Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 ports, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, a full-sized HDMI 2.1 port and the laptop computer has an even bigger battery than the unique GPD Win Max, and assist for 65W quick charging.

The system is actively cooled, which suggests there’s a fan contained in the case that can generate some noise. But it’d be unusual to ship a handheld with this a lot horsepower, place it as a gaming machine, and not characteristic energetic cooling.

GPD has up to date the design of the Win Max a bit, with the ability button moved to the facet of the gadget (earlier fashions had it above the keyboard). There’s additionally a fingerprint reader constructed into the ability button.

And the keyboard has been redesigned, with bigger Caps Lock, Tab, and quantity keys, amongst different issues. While contact typing wasn’t all that onerous on the Win Max, it must be simpler on the Win Max 2.

GPD can also be including covers for the joysticks to the combination, permitting you to remodel the aesthetic of the Win Max 2 in order that it appears to be like like a extra conventional laptop computer relatively than a gaming gadget.

There are nonetheless twin analog sticks, a D-Pad, X, Y, A, and B buttons, and different keys positioned above the keyboard that will let you maintain the Win Max 2 like an outsized Nintendo DS, however you’ll be able to cowl them up in order that solely the trackpad is seen.

There are shoulder buttons with linear triggers, twin vibration motors, and 3-axis gravity and 3-axis gyroscopic sensors for movement controls. There are additionally two buttons on the underside that may be mapped by customers to carry out a wide range of actions.

All informed, the Win Max 2 seems like a monster of a gaming handheld that’s an improve in virtually each method over the previous-gen fashions… however which I’ve to think about may even be relatively costly, given its spec sheet. And that might make it a troublesome promote when the Steam Deck begins at simply $399, and different upcoming handhelds (with much less horsepower) have even decrease beginning costs.

That mentioned, the Steam Deck doesn’t have a bodily keyboard and whereas it has a few of the strongest graphics accessible in a handheld, the Win Max 2 can have a major benefit with regards to CPU energy, which may make it a greater answer for people in search of a handheld gaming PC that can be utilized as a full-fledged, all-purpose PC.

Pricing and availability will most definitely be introduced nearer to launch.

through gpd_devices discord server, /r/gpdwin, @softwincn (1)(2), and GPD QQ

This article was first revealed March 26, 2022 and most lately up to date June 11, 2022.

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