The Chinese company GamePad Digital has already raised eight times the amount needed to release its GPD Win 2 handheld. That happened through his recent Indiegogo campaign. The handheld based on Windows 10 should be delivered in May.
The GPD Win 2 is the successor to the Win, for which the company also started a crowdfunding campaign in 2016. The handheld is basically a Windows 10 laptop with a 6″ IPS screen that has a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. In addition, the device is equipped with a keyboard and a number of controller buttons, such as a d-pad and two thumbsticks. is also touch sensitive.
The current version runs on a dual-core Intel Core m3-7Y30 CPU and has 8GB lpddr3 memory. Storage is available in the form of a replaceable m2 SSD with a capacity of 128GB. There is no dedicated GPU, only the HD Graphics 615 chip from Intel. The whole measures 162x99x25mm and weighs 460 grams with an aluminum alloy body and abs.
There are two batteries with an individual capacity of 4900mAh, with which the Win 2 should last about six to eight hours, according to the manufacturer. Charging to 50 percent should be possible within 45 minutes thanks to fast charge. Connectivity is in the form of dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, in addition to two USB 3.0 connections, one of which is of the USB-c type. There is also room for a micro SD card and connections for micro HDMI and a 3.5 mm plug. The operating system is the 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home.
The handheld must be capable of running PC games. GPD’s own figures, with ‘low special effects’, mention GTA 5 at maximum settings at 38 fps, for example, with League of Legends the average comes down to 83 fps. The company is asking for $649 for pre-orders for the Win 2, which is due for delivery in May. The final price is $899. The crowdfunding target of $10,000 has now been raised eightfold.