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GPD WIN Handheld Windows Gaming Device £251 @ Gearbest
GPD WIN Handheld Windows Gaming Device £251 @ Gearbest

GPD WIN Handheld Windows Gaming Device £251 @ Gearbest

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A very niche item but one I have been eying up for a while. Cheapest it's ever been.

youtu.be/7C5…rnc

According to the notes on their page this is revision 2 model with improved keyboard and joysticks and is in stock

Use code GBTPC for this price

GPD WIN GamePad Tablet PC with Intel Cherry Trail Z8700 Quad Core 1.6GHz, up to 2.4GHz, which uses Intel HD Graphics GPU used in PC gaming. 5.5 inch In-Cell IPS 1280 x 720 resolution screen. You can bring it at work or trip, and GPD WIN is a perfect game pad for you.

Microsoft Windows 10 64bit OS

Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you mark up Web pages on your screen

Intel Cherry Trail Z8700 Quad Core 1.6GHz, Up to 2.4GHz

Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it

Intel HD Graphic GPU

On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming. Optimized to use less power

5.5 inch In-Cell OGS IPS Touch Screen with 1280 x 720 Resolution

Natural finger-touch screen makes the most of Windows 10. The 1280 x 720 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity and IPS technology provides wide viewing angles

4GB LPDDR3 RAM for Advanced Multitasking

Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once

64GB eMMC ROM Storage Capacity

Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more

TF Card Expansion

Accepts compatible cards up to 128GB (not included) for easy expansion

HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing Options

Connect the tablet to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just enlarge pictures

Bluetooth 4.1 Interface Syncs with Compatible Devices

Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the computer and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories

Note: Product photography is for illustration only. The product sold may have minor physical differences depending on manufacturer specifications, production batch, etc. Customers should carefully consider this before purchase.

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This thing looks awesome, as you said, very niche! But awesome. Not sure I would risk that amount of money on a Gearbest purchase though, especially something that you'd be liable to want to use the warranty on

Interesting. The
"Note: Product photography is for illustration only. The product sold may have minor physical differences depending on manufacturer specifications, production batch, etc. Customers should carefully consider this before purchase."
part sounds a bit scary though.

This is £50 below the price that it was released at. Looks like a good bit of gear and it reviews well. GPD are an honest manufacturer who don't always get their hardware right on the first iteration, but are quick to release fixes. It might be a bit of a gamble with this, but if it pans out then it's a great deal.

If only the sticks clicked. Otherwise I think I'd have one

The game controls look a bit awkward to get to...
I'd be tempted to get a low-power laptop / 2-in-1 tablet with a separate controller or if size is the most important factor, one of GPD's Android devices.

Original Poster

thekanester

This is £50 below the price that it was released at. Looks like a good … This is £50 below the price that it was released at. Looks like a good bit of gear and it reviews well. GPD are an honest manufacturer who don't always get their hardware right on the first iteration, but are quick to release fixes. It might be a bit of a gamble with this, but if it pans out then it's a great deal.


Yeah the first release version had some issues but this is v2 release Jan 10th so hopefully it's ok. I held off ordering until could get this v2. I have a Linx Vision 8 which has the much less powered X5 processor and it runs some older games great like Lost Planet, Dead Space 2, Arkham City so I have high hopes for this. I saw some vids of Skyrim running nicely on it.

Original Poster

BubaMan

The game controls look a bit awkward to get to...I'd be tempted to get a … The game controls look a bit awkward to get to...I'd be tempted to get a low-power laptop / 2-in-1 tablet with a separate controller or if size is the most important factor, one of GPD's Android devices.


The thing is this runs older Steam games natively and is smallest form factor possible.
This one looks interesting and looks to be more powerful with the new AMD chipset but it's still in design phase:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smachteam/smach-z-the-handheld-gaming-pc
Edit: and its built like a brick!
Edited by: "dkwookies" 27th Jan

If this was 3G/4G I'd probably bite now, but without that, it seems to have limited use.

willyvwade

If this was 3G/4G I'd probably bite now, but without that, it seems to … If this was 3G/4G I'd probably bite now, but without that, it seems to have limited use.



What's wrong with just connecting it via your phone?

Original Poster

thekanester

What's wrong with just connecting it via your phone?


Or plugging a micro USB dongle in the USB port

thekanester

What's wrong with just connecting it via your phone?



Oh, nothing, but it's just enough to make this "Hmmm, interesting" not "hmmm, why have I just bought this?".

dkwookies

The thing is this runs older Steam games natively and is smallest form … The thing is this runs older Steam games natively and is smallest form factor possible.This one looks interesting and looks to be more powerful with the new AMD chipset but it's still in design phase:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smachteam/smach-z-the-handheld-gaming-pcEdit: and its built like a brick!

You did say niche
That Smach Z is niche too... for builders who have spare mortar

Original Poster

BubaMan

You did say niche :)That Smach Z is niche too... for builders who have … You did say niche :)That Smach Z is niche too... for builders who have spare mortar


the Smach Z looks like something Delboy would get a bulk load of. I hope they can thin it down a bit before final release. They are cutting it fine though considering it's meant to launch this April

willyvwade

Oh, nothing, but it's just enough to make this "Hmmm, interesting" not … Oh, nothing, but it's just enough to make this "Hmmm, interesting" not "hmmm, why have I just bought this?".



tbh, I'd rather use the phone, 'cos it means I don't have to have 2x contracts and when 4G goes to 5G, I get the benefits of that without having to upgrade the console.

I remember watching Linus' video on this, for those interested: youtube.com/wat…E0o

Nice little gadget but way too expensive for what it is.

Had one of these but sold it. As an exercise in awesomeness it lives up to its billing, but it's not as easy to game on as the GPD (which is my favourite gadget) and it's a bit small to use as a laptop substitute, so it's sits uncomfortably in between the two and thus without an enormous amount of uses - especially at the price.

That being said I paid more for it than this

I've got one of these, it won't play everything at 60fps but if you're happy compromising there are so many enjoyable games. I've been playing fallout new vegas (sticks mostly, using keyboard for console sometimes), trackmania turbo and the binding of isaac rebirth on it. Tried Elite Dangerous which worked but I couldn't get the hang of the controller controls, might be okay for cargo runs. GTA 5 runs well enough. The Witcher 3 was not happy, 1fps at lowest but native resolution rising to 7fps at 800x600.

price back up

Original Poster

forcedv

price back up


Did you use code GBTPC for 13% off?

don't forget quidco

need this like a need a whole in the head but strangely i have just bought one.

Went through Quidco and paid in USD - i have a fee free card so it worked out a bit less at £247ish before quidco

i paid the insurance though which pushes it up a bit, not sure if that was worth it but they seem to suggest if it goes missing they might only paypout 50% and i can't be bothered with the hassle of raising claims should that occur with my CC company.

WOW

this is so cool, i would love one but can't afford an extra £250 at the moment

so it needs better battery life, better buttons, 3g/4g....still impressive....HOT

Just for those who are tempted, it's worth noting that it uses onboard graphics (i.e. a component of the CPU) as opposed to a GPU and it's only got 4gb of DDR3 RAM. So whilst it says it's a Windows gaming device, it's going to seriously struggle to cope with anything new and high intensity (if at all) - have a look at some Youtube videos for an indication of framerate drops.

Was just the little things that I couldn't get on with - like the small non-HD screen allied with small menus on games. Everything was a bit of a faff.

It gets really hot under load too - there is a fan to control this, but remember it's a handheld.

Has the price gone up or is there a discount code? $350 is more like £280. plus import duty!!

Is the battery on these replaceable?

Original Poster

RedFire14

so it needs better battery life, better buttons, 3g/4g....still … so it needs better battery life, better buttons, 3g/4g....still impressive....HOT


This is revision 2 model with improved buttons so bear that in mind with the videos as they are looking at revision 1.
Here's a vid of updated model:
youtu.be/Sc8…ZoM

Original Poster

Wakinglimb

Has the price gone up or is there a discount code? $350 is more like … Has the price gone up or is there a discount code? $350 is more like £280. plus import duty!!


Chose standard delivery to U.K. I have ordered lots and never been hit by import charges. Also use code GBTPC to get it to £251
Edit: In fact I think Gearbest use some shady forwarding company to avoid import duties. My last few items look to have been forwarded from within the UK and don't bear any duty check labels or foreign postal stamps. Not complaining but wonder what their method is. They also seem to deliver about a week after dispatch. Wonder if they dug a tunnel
Edited by: "dkwookies" 27th Jan

dkwookies

Chose standard delivery to U.K. I have ordered lots and never been hit by … Chose standard delivery to U.K. I have ordered lots and never been hit by import charges. Also use code GBTPC to get it to £251Edit: In fact I think Gearbest use some shady forwarding company to avoid import duties. My last few items look to have been forwarded from within the UK and don't bear any duty check labels or foreign postal stamps. Not complaining but wonder what their method is. They also seem to deliver about a week after dispatch. Wonder if they dug a tunnel



​Totally missed the code! thanks! heat

Hmm! This or the XD?

Original Poster

daanuk

Just for those who are tempted, it's worth noting that it uses onboard … Just for those who are tempted, it's worth noting that it uses onboard graphics (i.e. a component of the CPU) as opposed to a GPU and it's only got 4gb of DDR3 RAM. So whilst it says it's a Windows gaming device, it's going to seriously struggle to cope with anything new and high intensity (if at all) - have a look at some Youtube videos for an indication of framerate drops.Was just the little things that I couldn't get on with - like the small non-HD screen allied with small menus on games. Everything was a bit of a faff.It gets really hot under load too - there is a fan to control this, but remember it's a handheld.


I quite fancy a bit of Titanfall on it though:
youtu.be/rVl…ubw
I think we need to be realistic about it though. I think any game 2012 or earlier will be fine so Xbox 360 era backwards. I wouldn't try any new games on it but look forward to giving Dolphin GameCube and Wii emulation a go

dazdragon

Hmm! This or the XD?


This uses Windows 10, runs in Android. Windows has a few more emulators that Android doesn't have i.e. PS2, Saturn, Gamecube, Wii, it can also run Steam and older PC games that come with it.

You could play Diablo 2 in your pocket if you really wanted to.


Aiadi

Is the battery on these replaceable?


I have the first model and the prototype x8750 model, the battery is glued in. See: https://liliputing.com/2016/11/gpd-win-handheld-gaming-pc-partial-teardown.html

To anyone interested in this, don't expect to be playing modern games on this but perhaps check out Low Spec Gamer stuff if you really want to. Intel hasn't released Vulkan drivers for this chipset yet, but if they do then it will be great but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Like it , more than I should! but quite happy with my GPD

Original Poster

speculatrix

hopefully they'll have fixed the manufacturing problems … hopefully they'll have fixed the manufacturing problems http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-windows-devices/the-problem-of-your-gpd-win


Yeah I hope so too. That thread is a horror show. Hoping revision 2 is ok!!

Wow I'm surprised to see this turn up on HUKD! I just received mine Monday and I'm in love with the thing... Unfortunately, the L2 button is not always connecting properly, so I'm having to do a return. Bummer.

eddeddeddedd

Wow I'm surprised to see this turn up on HUKD! I just received mine … Wow I'm surprised to see this turn up on HUKD! I just received mine Monday and I'm in love with the thing... Unfortunately, the L2 button is not always connecting properly, so I'm having to do a return. Bummer.


The pin may be loose, if you're willing to open it up then you can probably pop it back in.

dkwookies

This is revision 2 model with improved buttons so bear that in mind with … This is revision 2 model with improved buttons so bear that in mind with the videos as they are looking at revision 1.Here's a vid of updated model:https://youtu.be/Sc8ZtHy1ZoM



Ah good, I guess the cheapest one on Ebay will be revision 1 as that's £246
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