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GPD Pocket Cherry Trail 7″ Portable Computer Runs Ubuntu 16.04 or Windows 10 (Crowdfunding)

February 15th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

GPD HK launched GPD WIN Windows 10 portable gaming console with a Cherry Trail Atom x7 processor and a 5.5″ display last year on Indiegogo, and while the crowdfunding campaign works very well with over $700,000 raised, the company realized many people just wanted an affordable portable computer, so they removed the joyticks, increased the display size, and upgraded the processor in their GPD Pocket 7″ portable computer powered by an Intel Atom X7-Z8750 SoC and pre-loaded with either Windows 10 Home or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

GPD Pocket specifications (subject to change):

  • SoC –  Intel Atom x7-Z8750 quad core Cherry Trail processor @ 1.6 / 2.56 GHz  with a 16EU Intel HD graphics Gen9
  • System Memory – 8GB LPDDR3-1600
  • Storage – 128GB eMMC flash
  • Display – 7″ multi-touch display with 1920×1200 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Video Output – micro HDMI port for final model (prototype has mini HDMI port)
  • Audio – Realtek ALC5645,  built-in stereo speaker, microphone, 3.5mm headset jack
  • Connectivity –  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 type C port with power/data/audio/video support,1x USB 3.0 type A port
  • Keyboard – QWERTY keyboard
  • Sensors – Gravity Sensor,Hall sensor
  • Battery – Non-removable 7,000 mh Li-Po battery good for about 12 hours
  • Dimensions – 180 x 106 x 18.5 mm (material: magnesium alloy)
  • Weight – 480g

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The portable computer will ship with a  5V/2.5A charger (US plug), an international  warranty card good for one year, and a specification sheet. Note that it won’t be fanless, as it’s cooled with a “copper radiator pipe, a large-diameter heat output pipeline”, and and a fan.

The project has now been launched with a funding goal of $200,000 on Indiegogo, where you can get GPD Pocket with Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04 for $399, a $200 discount over the $599 retail price once it becomes broadly available, or so they claim. They also have other rewards including a USB type C hub, and discounts for multiple quantities. Worldwide shipping is included in the price, and delivery is scheduled for June 2017.

  1. TLS
    February 15th, 2017 at 12:13 | #1

    That’s a mini HDMI port, not a micro HDMI port, regardless of what they specified.

    Also, that’s a terrible keyboard layout.

  2. GLSRacer
    February 15th, 2017 at 12:23 | #2

    I’d be more down if it came with an AMD APU. I haven’t bought anything with an intel chip in close to 20 years and I don’t care to start now haha.

  3. Sander
    February 15th, 2017 at 13:48 | #3

    A 7″ multi-touch mini-compiuter for USD 399?! Wow, too expensive for me.

  4. February 15th, 2017 at 14:53 | #4

    @Sander
    Yes, it’s a bit expensive, especially when you consider CHUWI Hi13 covered this morning with a much larger and higher resolution display, and slightly faster processor. It still look like they are going to raise enough found.

    It’s good to see Ubuntu is now included as an option more often by manufacturers.

  5. February 15th, 2017 at 15:08 | #5

    what the…

    What did they do to this poor keyboard? Having a distinct row for stuff like Power/Volume that even includes Esc, but having F-Keys as mode-switched secondary function on the number-keys? How high do you have to be to design stuff like that?

    • TLS
      February 15th, 2017 at 15:53 | #6

      No need to be high, it’s designed in China… 😛

  6. blu
    February 15th, 2017 at 15:57 | #7

    Having tried the GPD Win first-hand, my two cents on the predecessor to this product (apparently some things got addressed, to some extent):
    1. There’s a reason notebooks don’t go much below 10″ – the screen is way too tiny for textual productivity. Resolution is fine, but glyph size has a minimal optical size for comfortable use, and the tiny screen just does not meet that. Unless you’re ok with 40-column text, of course (my code isn’t).
    2. Win10 on a portable is a no-no. Win10 on a portable Atom is a you-must-be-kidding no. Need something to get done on the go? Too bad, we have 2h worth of updates waiting for your machine to power on. And by the time we’re done updating your Atom will need a charger, so you can just as well leave this portable at home.
    3. Keyboards – don’t provide one if it’s of dubious value – you’re just bumping the price of your product. For productivity I’d rather have a tablet with a separate kbd than something with an unusable kbd – at least I would not have to pay for the latter.

  7. Sander
    February 15th, 2017 at 16:36 | #8

    About the 7-inch screen:
    1) That’s the size of an iPad mini. And only a bit larger than my Samsung S5.
    2) I have an old Samsung Netbook with a 10-inch screen, and that’s just OK for work on the road and on the sofa, including blind-10-finger-typing.
    So I’m quite sure a 7-inch screen (& keyboard) won’t work for me.

  8. Broetchenheld
    February 15th, 2017 at 17:03 | #9

    @TLS
    It is a micro-hdmi-port. The hdmi-port is located between the usb-c and the auxillary-port.
    Since they wrote its would be a mini-hdmi-port, I think you accidently mistook the two.

  9. Broetchenheld
    February 15th, 2017 at 17:12 | #10

    @Sander
    The iPad mini has an 8-inch screen with a 4:3-Ratio which is a huge diffeference compared to a 7-inch 16:9-Screen (A 7-inch 4:3 Display is way larger than a 7-inch 16:9 Display)

  10. TC
    February 15th, 2017 at 18:16 | #11

    But whats the benefit over an 8″ tab + kb case?

    @GLSRacer
    AMD has nothing in the TDP-range of the Atom

  11. Redneckerz
    February 15th, 2017 at 23:05 | #12

    Some corrections:
    @cnxsoft:
    Whilst GPD Win was announced as having a Atom X5 SoC, the released version features a Atom X7-Z8700, like the Beelink BT7. Recently they have upgraded it slightly to an Atom X7-Z8750.

    So in short, the GPD Pocket features the same hardware as the Win.

  12. jqpabc123
    February 16th, 2017 at 00:10 | #13

    The only question is, “Why?”. This is just an undersized, kinda clunky and over priced laptop.

  13. February 16th, 2017 at 16:16 | #14

    GPD has just told me: “we just decide to upgrade 4G RAM to 8G for free, Memory type is still LPDDR3-1600.and also changed the CPU to X7-Z8750”

  14. Redneckerz
    February 16th, 2017 at 17:37 | #15

    cnxsoft :
    GPD has just told me: “we just decide to upgrade 4G RAM to 8G for free, Memory type is still LPDDR3-1600.and also changed the CPU to X7-Z8750”

    No surprises there considering the GPD Win, that was announced with a Atom X5 SoC but launched with Atom X7-Z8700 (Sorry for the reminder on this again) also recieved the same upgrade, minus the 8 GB ram.

    And i have to say, these Cherry Trail’s definitely provide a lot of oomph for what is essentially tablet hardware.

  15. February 21st, 2017 at 17:24 | #16

    Lol, the crowdfunding campaign is still on-going, but GPD Pocket is already listed on GearBest -> http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_613003.html
    No price yet, just “Arrival Notice”.

  16. February 21st, 2017 at 17:27 | #17

    @TLS
    @Broetchenheld
    The company also finally issued a statement about micro/mini HDMI. While the prototype comes with a mini HDMI port, the final product shipped to backer will have a micro HDMI port.

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