GPD WIN MAX ANNOUNCED

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  1. crazyhorse

    crazyhorse Very Active Member

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    Sounds pretty beefy!



    Thanks to ThePhawx

    Edit: amended title, the Win 3 is a separate device.
     
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  2. Nintendo

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    A bit smaller than the Smach Z? Why compare it with a system that has a totally different form factor?
     
  3. Xcl4m4t10n

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    What do you expect from a youtuber?
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I assumed that was a joke, given how big all the prototypes of the smachz were up until recently, but the stuff they were showing off at that recent trade show was a little more svelte, so maybe my joke sensor is a bit off.
     
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    Pretty sure the Win 3 is still going to be a separate thing, so I think title should be changed.
     
  6. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    @AVahne Yes, they are separate things. And yes, the title is wrong
     
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  7. Kippykip

    Kippykip BFG 9000

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    Damn with the amount of the time the Pyra's been in development for, they're already going on their 3rd alteration
     
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    Pyra is in the same boat as Smach Z in terms of development progress, and Smach Z is pretty shady.

    It will be a real downfall if PGS gets released before Pyra :D
     
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    Pyra = Quality > GPD Wins/Pockets = Quantity & much lesser quality
     
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    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    PYRA = Not Released Yet = Quality Unknown = Quality Comparisons Are Meaningless:p
     
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  11. EvilDragon

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    The case quality of the GPD Win 2 is awesome, but so far, it seems A LOT of batteries fail for all GPD Devices (except for the GPD XD+) after a year or so, which is a bit concerning.
     
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    GPD have changed the battery supplier starting with the MicroPC. They finally got access to a company in china known for quality batteries.
     
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    Batteries that work? Competition sure is heating up.

    I mean, even ED can't claim batteries that work until he actually ships them. I have my fingers crossed though.
     
  14. EvilDragon

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    We're using the same company as before, and most Pandora batteries from 2013 (some even from 2011) still work fine :D

    That's good to know and hopefully true. I know many of my customers refuse to buy any more GPD products from me as they had that problem with the GPD Win 1 and GPD Pocket... and batteries aren't available anymore.
    It's also an issue for distributors - I had to fully refund quite a lot of units as I couldn't return them to a working state again due to the lack of replacement batteries :(
     
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    My original Pandora battery is still working fine and I got that along with my Pandora back in May 2010. I did purchase a new battery a while back but haven't needed to switch over to it yet.
     
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    Pyra(s) launched during these years: 0
    GPDs launched during the same years: 4 (maybe more?)
     
  17. EvilDragon

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    Number of team members working on the Pyra: around 4 - 7
    Number of team members working on GPD stuff: Probably more than 30 :)
     
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    Quality over Quantity = Pyra
     
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    This is something we will have to find out.
    We do not know yet.
     
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  20. EvilDragon

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    True. While I'm trying my best, I can only do as much as the companies did offer, as I simply haven't the funds to switch companies in worst case to make sure we have the best quality.
    And the GPD Win 2 is of top-notch quality (except for the batteries).
     
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