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GPD Win Max 2: Gaming Laptop | Starting at 899 USD | Ryzen 7 6800U or Core i5-1260P processor

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The GPD Win Max 2 is a tiny laptop featuring a 10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a backlit keyboard, and built-in game controllers that can be held like an enormous Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance SP for gaming.

Variants and Pricing of the Laptop

The Win Max 2 is a fully functional gaming PC with the option of AMD Ryzen 7 6800U or Intel Core i7-1260P processors. The GPD Win Max 2, first announced in March, will go on sale this week for $899 and up through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that will start on July 7 at 10:00 AM Beijing time. It is anticipated to start arriving in September 2022.

However, that starting price only applies to a very small number of configurations. Most backers will probably pay $999 or more in the end. Here is a list of the pricing and configuration choices that will be offered both during and after the crowdfunding campaign:

ConfigurationIGG priceRetail price
6800U + 16GB + 128GB$899 (only 50 available)N/A
6800U + 16GB + 1TB$999$1159
1260P + 16GB + 1TB$999$1159
6800U + 32GB + 1TB$1199$1359
6800U + 32GB + 2TB$1299$1459
1TB M.2 2230 SSD add-on$139$145
4G LTE module add-on$79$89

Only a 128GB SSD is included in the $899 entry-level model, which is an Indiegogo exclusive and not enough capacity for a gaming PC. However, the GPD Win Max 2 offers user-upgradeable storage. The variants mentioned above all come with an M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, which can be upgraded to a PCIe 4.0 SSD, but a smaller M.2 2230 PCI-E 4.0 socket that may be utilized for extra storage.

GPD Win Max 2: Gaming Laptop | Starting at 899 USD | Ryzen 7 6800U or Core i5-1260P processor
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The tiny laptop also sports a Thunderbolt 4 port (or USB4 on AMD variants), three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1 connections, quad speakers, a 3.5mm audio socket, and a webcam. Other features include a microSD card reader and a full-sized SD card reader.

The computer also contains shoulder triggers, two programmable action buttons, a trackpad between the controllers, a D-Pad, analog sticks, and action buttons on the bottom of the case.

The Win Max 2 is essentially a netbook-sized computer with a keyboard large enough for touch typing and a screen that might be large enough for doing actual work, in contrast to the majority of recent handheld gaming PCs, which are designed primarily for gaming. To give the computer a more polished appearance, GPD even supplies coverings that you can slide over the game controls when not in use.

GPD Win Max 2: Gaming Laptop | Starting at 899 USD | Ryzen 7 6800U or Core i5-1260P processor
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The device is also one of the few in this class to include an optional 4G LTE module, which will retail for $89 or $79 during the crowdfunding campaign. The module supports both LTE-TDD bands B34/Be38/B39/B40/B41 and LTE-FDD bands B/1/B3/B5/B8.

About the GDP Win Max 2 Specs

Here are detailed specs for the Win Max 2:

CategoryGPD Win Max 2 (Intel)GPD Win Max 2 (AMD)
Display10.1 inches2560 x 1600 pixels10-point capacitive touch pen support (4096 levels pressure sensitivity)Same as Intel
ProcessorIntel Core i7-1260P12-cores / 16-threads20W – 28W power consumptionAMD Ryzen 7 6800U8-cores / 16-threads15-28W power consumption
GPUIntel Iris Xe96 execution units768 stream processorsUp to 1.45 GHzAMD Radeon 680MRDNA 2 architecture12 Computer Units768 stream processorsUp to 2.2 GHz
RAMLPDDR5-520016GBSupports up to 64GBLPDDR5-640016GB or 32GBSupports up to 64GB
StorageM.2 2280 & M.2 2230PCIe Gen 4.0 & PCIe Gen 3Sold with up to 2TB (M.2 2280)Supports up to 16TB (8TB per slot)SD card readermicroSD card readerSame as Intel
Ports1 x Thunderbolt 41 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A1 x HDMI 2.11 x USB41 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A1 x HDMI 2.1
Audio & videoQuad speakers3.5mm audio jack2MP Webcam (below display)Same as Intel
InputQWERTY keyboard (backlit)Game controllersMotion sensorsSame as Intel
SecurityFingerprint sensorSame as Intel
Battery & Charging67 Wh battery100W USB Type-CSame as Intel
WirelessWiFiBluetooth4G LTE (optional)Same as Intel
MaterialAluminum-magnesium alloySame as Intel
Dimensions227 x 160 x 23mmSame as Intel
Weight1005 gramsSame as Intel
GPD Win Max 2: Gaming Laptop | Starting at 899 USD | Ryzen 7 6800U or Core i5-1260P processor
credits – gizmochina.com

GPD says the Win Max 2 will get up to 3 hours of battery life under heavy use (like triple AAA gaming) but should provide 6 to 8 hours of battery life under more moderate usage of even longer run time for light use such as offline video playback.

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