GPD Win Max 2 preorders open

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Preorders for GPD's Win Max 2 handheld* gaming PC have opened today on Indiegogo. As with their previous devices, it is already in production, and Indiegogo is not there to crowdfund development and manufacture, it just handles preorders.

While most other Windows gaming handhelds are copying Sega Game Gear in their design, the GPD Win series are notebooks/UMPCs with an integrated gamepad.
For all those users that have been clamoring for a clamshell, GPD delivers.
The size* and hardware capabilities make it capable of doing office work on the go, but the device is primarily focused on gaming.
It comes in two "flavors", Intel i7 and AMD Ryzen 6800U.
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The specs are, shall we say, decent.
Early units have found their way to tech reviewers, and some tests and overviews are already in. By all accounts it is a capable gaming machine.



Preorders are live now, starting with $999 for the Intel model, and $1199 for the AMD.


https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-win-max-2-handheld-gaming-pc-4g-lte-amd-6800u#/



*Words like "handheld" and "portable" and "pocketable" and "on the go" are debatable when the screen is friggin' 10 inches diagonal but here we are.
 

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what i see here it is an overpriced tech gadget at same price you can get a decent gaming laptop and stream your content on a phone with controllers etc
 

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It basically is a gaming laptop in a smaller factor wasn't that long ago people were all about netbooks, these gadgets generally fall under the 300 to 1k msrp anyway. They aren't really about the I can already do all this for cheaper argument but the fact they can for something smaller and a all in one factor.
 

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Hope you can turn keybord off or you might accidentally press some buttons
when using the thumb grips

probably they thought about that
 

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what i see here it is an overpriced tech gadget at same price you can get a decent gaming laptop and stream your content on a phone with controllers etc
Miniature components always come at a premium, and if you're not in the market for a small device the price difference will look like pointless additional cost (i.e. being overpriced). But there are always people who value the tiny form factor. A gaming laptop still takes up more space than a 10'' UMPC, isn't -as- portable, isn't as practical to play on the go, and so on, that makes no difference to some but it important to others. It's a niche device (that also contributes to the end cost), it's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but there's a market for it.
 

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can they just designed like the switch or vita? with the regular joypad..then if keyboard is needed a added usb keyboard can just plug in? or its really hard to imagine gaming on a portable keyboard?
 
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