GPD WIN 2

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I don't think the M3-7y30 is available anymore , at least not in numbers. So that would have been a reason for the switch to the 8100Y
 

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Yes, I can imagine that as well.
Aditionally, the 8100 is not THAT big upgrade. I don' t think you really notice that in real life.
 

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Yes, I can imagine that as well.
Aditionally, the 8100 is not THAT big upgrade. I don' t think you really notice that in real life.
Yeah, I google'd a compare between these chips and they indeed look almost identical in every aspect. Sounds like the replacement was just because the older one is not available anymore. Producion lifespan of mobile CPUs seems to get lower and lower these days.
 

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Yeah, I google'd a compare between these chips and they indeed look almost identical in every aspect. Sounds like the replacement was just because the older one is not available anymore. Producion lifespan of mobile CPUs seems to get lower and lower these days.
Every week a new Smartphone.
Isn't that what customers and manufacturers want?
 

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It is around 10-30% Clockspeed difference, not much but in some cases you might feel a moderate difference. This is due to a slightly improved manufacturing process. But that's it, is the same chip:

7th gen:
Processor Base Frequency
1.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
2.60 GHz

8th gen:
Processor Base Frequency
1.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.40 GHz

German explanation:

"Same thing but they use an improved version of the same manufacturing process which allows moderately [they claim 'significant'] higher clockspeeds."

"Im Vergleich mit Skylake und Kaby Lake hat Intel die zugrundeliegende Mikroarchitektur praktisch unverändert übernommen, sodass sich keine Unterschiede in der Pro-MHz-Leistung ergeben. Der gereifte 14-Nanometer-Prozess (nicht 14nm+) erlaubt jedoch deutlich höhere Frequenzen als bisher."
 

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Those pictures are of a Win 1 aren't they? I recognise those two daft columns of miscellaneous keys off the right hand edge of the keyboard proper. Still, in that colour scheme it's very reminiscent of the old space cadet keyboard so I approve of that at least.
 

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Are GPD at the Gamescom too? Or does ED cover their portfolio?
I don't have the P2 Max yet, so I'm not showing anything special of their stuff at GamesCom.
The XD Plus will be there and I'll have a Win 2 and MicroPC with me if someone wants to see it, but that's it.

I'm a bit disappointed, I'm not getting much support from GPD here in Germany.
They didn't even let me know they're at the IFA, I've found out here at the boards...

I've offered them to help at IFA, as I can help translating German to English if someone comes there and asks, but the only result was that I translated the short description of their company into German and they are fine if I visit their booth...

GPH were thankful when I helped them and tried to support me as good as possible (paying for advertising, sending me prototypes up front so I could test them, give feedback and put preorders early in the shop), but it seems GPD just wants to sell their stuff and that's it. They don't even care if chinese companies sell their handhelds on Amazon.de for a price I can't compete with (as they often sell illegally without charging VAT). It's their brand, they can close such offers.

I know from a large European distributor that this is a typical issue with chinese manufacturers though - and they only agree to sell their product if they have the management of the brand name for amazon Europe, so they can stop these things from happening.

So yeah, I can't show the P2 Max at GamesCom sadly, and while I'd love to help out GPD to increase sales in Germany, it seems they're not interested. :(
 

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GPH were thankful when I helped them and tried to support me as good as possible (paying for advertising, sending me prototypes up front so I could test them, give feedback and put preorders early in the shop), but it seems GPD just wants to sell their stuff and that's it. They don't even care if chinese companies sell their handhelds on Amazon.de for a price I can't compete with (as they often sell illegally without charging VAT). It's their brand, they can close such offers.

I know from a large European distributor that this is a typical issue with chinese manufacturers though
Yeah, and GPH were south korean. Maybe that's the difference, on average.

On paper, South Korea acceded to the Berne Convention almost four years after China got around to it (1996-08 versus 1992-10), but the implementation of copyright in each country is rather different.
 
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