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RE: GPD Win Max 2: It's Finally Announced

in Hive Gaming8 months ago

My opinion... I really do think this is an interesting concept. I think this gizmo would work well for someone who wants something to use casually for travel or couch surfing while watching netflix. Might be a good way to use the computer between commercial breaks or while waiting at a restaurant for your order. It is useful enough to make anyone's smartphone or tablet feel like a bulky paperweight in comparison.

It is never going to be competitive with the latest handheld gaming consoles. PC gamers won't replace their rigs for a toy PC that has no upgrade potential. Serious gamers will not want to grip this in their hands for hours, and designers will want a better keyboard and larger screen. Touch screen, touchpad, and pen is welcomed. Hooking up a mouse seems necessary for a desktop, yet this PC seems less likely to actually be used on anyone's desk, which might make creating space for a portable mouse and pad a challenge.

Any clunky wires for power? Battery?

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You seem to understand which use-cases will fit a device like this, and what alternatives are there for each use case.

Any clunky wires for power? Battery?

Since it's not released yet we can only speculate, but it seems it won't need a lot of wires. It should have a good enough SSD installed, and it has two SD card slots so no need for an external HDD. It has bluetooth so if mouse is necessary, it can be connected wirelessly.

If it's like the older GPD Win Max, it should have a USB-C charger, and it should at least 3 hours of up-time, which isn't much for a gaming laptop but is for a handheld.