Not a particularly informative video unfortunately, but there are a couple of things to take from this. Most notably, it looks like GPD have implemented their own custom Android skin here. It looks very similar to the UI used on their Mars Gamebox. Also, this thing looks beautiful in blue!
We already know that the hinge locks at 70 and 140 degrees which is a good move from GPD. 70 degrees will work well for sitting this thing on a table to watch videos, whereas 140 is the perfect angle for gaming. Update: The video review from Nielo360 does not have a locking hinge.
Initial impressions are that it looks like GPD might have done a decent job. The unit seems solid enough, and it wakes up quickly after the lid has been opened. The UI seems responsive and load times look reasonable, which is to be expected with RockChip’s RK3288 powering it. Perhaps I will get my hands on one of these and test it for myself, but it won’t be for a little while yet. The release date seems to have slipped from the 19th, and will now either be the 31st of July or beginning of August. Delays are always irritating, but at least they’re taking their time to get it right I suppose.
UPDATE! Here’s a video of Naruto in action, emulated via PPSSPP.
Need for Speed, via PPSSPP
Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart for NDS.
Street Fighter, via Happy Chick.
D-Pad test. It looks pretty responsive to me, no issues with diagonals either.
Banggood have joined the list of retailers offering up this thing for pre-order, and they currently have the cheapest pre-coupon price for the 16GB model.
It’s also worth noting that according to Willgoo, the 32GB black model and the 16GB blue model advertised at Geekbuying will not be made available… so choose either of these options with that in mind.
In ascending price order:
Geekbuying 16GB Black – $139.99 with coupon code GPDXD10USD
Banggood 16GB Black – $145.99
Willgoo 16GB Black – $159.99
Geekbuying 32GB Blue – $159.99 with coupon code FLMMFYRX
Banggood 32GB Blue – $167.99
Willgoo 32GB Blue – $169.99
And if you want to try your luck with the supposed unavailable models, try these:
You have to create an account and login to use the coupon codes at Geekbuying, I’ve tried it and they still work.
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