GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

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GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#1 Post by Midas » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:29 pm

Haven't been seeing many such devices since the heyday of the UMPC... :o
More info at http://www.pcmag.com/news/350896/gpd-po ... -10-laptop.

EDIT: Apparently, this is the scheme for the keyboard layout...
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Re: Mirabook (turns a smartphone into a laptop)

#2 Post by Midas » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:04 pm

The Mirabook is another interesting portable gadget -- with a USD 300 prospective price tag.
  • [url]https://betanews.com/2017/01/04/the-mirabook-turns-your-smartphone-into-a-laptop/[/url] author wrote:The Mirabook [... gives] your smartphone all the capabilities of a laptop, including a large full HD screen, a keyboard, touchpad, additional storage, and a high capacity battery. It looks like a regular laptop, with a 13.3 inch screen and comfortable keyboard, and according to French startup Miraxess, the firm behind the Mirabook, the battery can be used for up to 24 hours while recharging your smartphone. [...] The Mirabook works with both Android and Windows Phone handsets provided they have a Type-C USB connection...
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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#3 Post by sherry156 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:20 am

I have owned Acer Aspire Switch for several years and use it for travel. Fairly light weight, cheap, great battery life and can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
https://www.bestadvisor.com/best-detachable-laptops
- intel Atom Z3735F processor 1.33GHz
- 2GB DDR3L Memory
- 64GB Internal Storage
- 10.1-Inch HD IPS Screen, Intel HD Graphics
- Windows 10 Home
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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#4 Post by Midas » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:15 pm

Is this the machine you have?
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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#5 Post by sherry156 » Wed May 03, 2017 12:48 am

Midas wrote:Is this the machine you have?
No, it is Switch 11.
I have this one
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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#6 Post by Midas » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:35 am

Thank you. :)

Personally, I find the sweet spot for tablets to be around the 8" display size, going above it quickly gets to be an encumbrance (and I do have big hands); laptops are a different story, of course.

One of the reasons the GPD device did pique my curiosity...

EDIT: Apparently only recently did the GPD Pocket device finally become available, so here's a video review.

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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#7 Post by webfork » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:59 pm

Midas wrote:One of the reasons the GPD device did pique my curiosity
Apart from the keyboard issue, it looks really cool. I like the 8gigs RAM.

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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#8 Post by h3kt0r » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:41 am

GPD produced a complete line of business and gaming micro PC over the last 3 years.
I was very inclined to get one of these models but after browsing a boatload of reviews, one complaint
clearly stuck out : batteries !
Main concern is battery quality seems to be on the low side.
And it seems difficult to find replacements for these.
Now, here is something really interesting from ClockworkPi:

the DevTerm Kit A06

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And, Oh ! Look at these batteries !!!

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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#9 Post by billon » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:30 am

h3kt0r wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:41 am
.webp
i don't think so, mate

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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#10 Post by h3kt0r » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:21 am

i don't think so, mate
What do you mean ? I don't understand.

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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#11 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:05 pm

I guess they're *good* batteries? I guess a 18650 battery is a good one?

Anyway, this takes me back to one of the earliest mini-computers I've ever seen from the late 80s. The super wide screen and what is otherwise just a keyboard. I can't track it down, but it definitely saw a lot of use long before the internet. I can imagine a lot of uses for this.

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Re: GPD Pocket (7" laptop)

#12 Post by h3kt0r » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:23 am

18650 batteries, absolutely. You can find these everywhere. And they're "hot-swappable", meaning that as long as there is one battery powering the device, you can remove the other battery to replace it by a fully charged one.
Here is an article about this portable terminal.
Here is another one about the "Ready! Model 100", a similar (and slightly more expensive) project...
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