Video Games
GPD Win palmtop offers modern PC games and apps to go

Many people rely on PCs to get important work done wherever they are, but don’t necessarily want to drag around a laptop everywhere they go. After all, a laptop can’t fit in anybody’s pocket. Many PC gamers, meanwhile, would also like to carry around their computers to play games wherever they are, but face the same issue.

GPD Win is a 5.5-inch Windows 10 PC that includes a keyboard and traditional game controls, along with a 1280 x 720 HD display. The pocket-sized device also touts an Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8550 quad-core processor. It can be connected to a TV using a Mini HDMI cable and wireless controller (both not included).

It can be used with the latest Windows Office software and can play any PC games that can be used on a Windows 10 PC. GPD Win ships in October at $499, but early bird Indiegogo backers can get one for a $299 pledge. Its makers hope to raise $100,000 by April 26.

GPD Win is a good concept that stands to be appealing to many PC users –- especially those who travel a lot and like playing computer games. It’s similar in design to the Pandora open source device, but GDP Win’s HD display is far superior to the Pandora’s 800 x 480 display, which is designed mainly for playing retro videogames.

 

Jeff Berman is a Long Island-based freelance reporter, who has also contributed stories to publications including TheStreet and the consumer electronics magazines Dealerscope and TWICE. He previously worked as a senior editor and deputy managing editor of the trade newsletter Consumer Electronics Daily, published by Warren Communications News.