My micropc is significantly smaller than my netbook.... the micropc measures about 6"x4.5" (or 15.2cm x 11.4cm assuming my math is correct).
(but I think Grench was referring to another product... wrong group, perhaps?)
Most of my computers run some variant of Linux, although I do have a couple with Win10 on them (my microPC and a laptop... mainly to run tax software on).
My "main" computer runs Linux Mint... I use it for gaming (mostly blizzard games) as well.
Looking through the comments on indegogo, that seems to be an issue on some of them. (along with some battery issues.)
Another place to keep an eye on is the reddit forum. https://www.reddit.com/r/gpdmicropc/
Oof... I don't know who runs the department that handles PR / Indegogo updates... but when your backers are clamoring for
an update... perhaps sending out an advertisement for your next product as an update... is probably not the best idea.
You should be able to click on the link in my post to get to the only reddit post I know of... I was just searching on reddit and found that.
I had seen on a couple of "comments" on indiegogo that "people kept hearing that ubuntu wouldn't work"... so I just assumed that was from reddit.
GPD has decided to use a MIPI display panel and not use a eDP to MIPI bridge chip with it this time (other devices used a bridge chip or had eDP interfaces). My understanding is that the MIPI API is display/panel specific. Also, in order to get that information you'd have to sign...
The posted a reply to a question about Linux 17 days ago in the "comments" section:
Hello, 1.The shipped machine defaults to Windows,not windows and ubuntu mate dual system. 2.Support for MicroPC ubuntu mate 18.10, to wait until ubuntu mate official June or July to provide,and some driver...