The successor to GPD’s XD Plus has been a long time in the making. For a while there it seemed GPD had moved on to new pastures with their Windows based mini laptops and gaming devices. But here we are, the handheld once rumoured to be the XD2 has been officially announced, and will be known as the GPD XP.
Obscure Handhelds Update Q3 2019
I thought it might be useful to give a rundown of what’s happening currently. What’s available, what’s coming soon, what’s never coming out etc.
Let’s start with….
The Powkiddy X18 Is Another Clamshell Android Handheld
GPD haven’t had much competition when it comes to clamshell handhelds. Over the past few years they’ve done an excellent job of cornering the market with high quality devices spanning most niches from Android gaming and Windows gaming to general computing and even IT support with the upcoming GPD Micro.
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GPD Win 2 Up For Pre-Order – $753 Shipped From Fasttech
The GPD Win 2 hit a whole bunch of Chinese stores today, available for pre-order only. By far the cheapest, as usual, is Fasttech who are taking pre-orders at $753 using coupon code “MAP”. The IndieGoGo site implies that shipping will be at some point in May, but we all know how these things go …
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GPD XD Plus Now Available For Pre-Order
GPD did say it’d be available in the new year, but I wasn’t expecting it to arrive as quickly as this. The GPD XD+ can now be ordered at Fasttech for $198 shipped. I’ve decided I’m going to get one this time around, though I may wait until I can find a decent discount code. …
GPD Smashes Targets Again With Their Metal Body UMPC
GPD’s new Indiegogo campaign has been open only a few hours and they’ve almost reached their $200k target already. The GPD Pocket is a 7 inch magnesium alloy clad UMPC which borrows its design heavily from the era of the Sony Vaio P. The UMPC and Netbook suffered early deaths when Tablets hit the market, and for me this is a welcome return of a neat and capable form factor. It can run both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 but looking at their campaign, you must choose which OS you would like before you order.
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GPD WIN Begins Shipping
Pretty much right on schedule, GPD have begun shipping their Windows 10 handhelds out. In true crowd funding style, many backers are still waiting for theirs to ship whilst others have simply bought one from a store and received it already. I feel your pain (I pre-ordered a Pandora back in 2008). Videos began cropping …
GPD WIN – First Prototype Video Emerges
It seems GPD are more or less on track according to the timeline they posted when the Indiegogo project went live. We’re now in June and GPD have at least one working prototype unit made. The video below was posted on Youku and Youtube today, and it shows a working prototype unit playing what I …
GPD Are Back With Something A Little Different, The GPD WIN // UPDATE: Target Smashed!
It started in December 2015 as a bit of back and forth between GPD staff and the community of the Dingoonity boards – talk of the possibility in them building a Windows 10 handheld. Some (very) rough ideas were posted by the GPD team and discussion begun. 61 pages later and things have really begun to take shape. The project is …
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GPD XD Now Shipping, Lowest Price Now At GearBest! UPDATE: Read Comments First.
During my usual Sunday morning perusal of the China web stores I noticed that one of my favourite shops is now shipping the GPD XD, and what’s more they have the cheapest price I’ve seen for the 32GB model in both Blue and Black. Gearbest are now shipping the 32GB model for $141.09. Click the …
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