If you are interested in owning a Linux gaming console. In this article, you know about GPD Win 2 is an incredible gaming console with Linux.
Last year the Chinese company GPD launched a crowdfunding campaign for a 7-inch laptop with Ubuntu (and Windows 10, but you’re not interested in that, right?).
The appeal of a PC that fits in the pocket proved quite popular, as the fundraising managed to make more than $ 700,000 in 24 hours and eventually went from one million dollars.
Unfortunately, so far, Linux support for the 7-inch Pocket GPD was a bit patchy with many laptop features that did not work as well as they should.
Now, after the turn of the new year, a new device emerges, and GPD is back in crowdfunding. This time the company is promoting a brand new version of its gaming-focused device, the GPD Win.
Meet GPD Win 2, an incredible gaming console with Linux
The GPD 2 Win is a small portable device designed specifically for Windows games.
It has a larger screen more memory and more storage capacity than the original model of the handheld and as a result a higher price.
The device “costs” $ 649 during the crowdfunding period and will cost about $ 899 when the sale to the general public is released later this year.
But the reason this product is being quoted here is not just because users playing with the pre-production versions of GPD Win 2 were able to install on Linux on it – and said it “works perfectly.”
Meet GPD Win 2 – Specifications and price
The GPD Win 2 has a 6-inch 1280 × 720 touch screen. In this version, the Intel Atom x7 processor which was used in the first version was replaced by a robust Intel Core M3-7Y30 processor (although with energy efficiency ).
Storage changes from the eMMC flash to an appropriate SSD. RAM was doubled to 8GB.
Being a portable gaming device, GPD Win 2 packs a pair of digital joysticks, an analog D-pad, 6 buttons and game buttons X, Y, A, B.
- 6-inch touchscreen (1280 x 720)
- Processor Intel Core M3-7Y30 (1 GHz, dual-core)
- Intel HD Graphics Card 615
- 8 GB of RAM
- 128GB SSD
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
It also features USB Type-C, a standard USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio port, microSD card slot, vibration, speakers, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 built-in.