GPD WIN MAX ANNOUNCED


vcoleiro1

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The Indiegogo campaign has now raised over $1 Million in 10.5 hours from 1272 backers
New record for them to get to that mark
 

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I really like this review. This is the kind of review that I will link people who could be interested, it shows most things that are important to know ^^
 

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If I hadn't got a switch and a gaming laptop this would be an instant buy for me.
Unfortunately the price is too high for me now.
It's not worth it.

Especially because it's not lasting for long.
I fear nthe battery will be broken too soon.
 

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I hope that Phawx will never do a direct comparison with the Pyra
The Win MAX is a netbook kind of a thing, while the Pyra is a handheld. It would make some sense to compare a GPD Win 3 to the Pyra when it's out, but a headline comparison won't pick up things like a replaceable battery and upgradable parts that makes the Pyra more valuable to me than something disposable like anything from GPD.
 

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I still don't get why anyone would buy this thing.

It's not pocketable which shreds portability. You have to put it in a bag. And if that's they case, why not get a regular ultrabook and a controller to see the game and play it better?

Plus, it's so big that it's going to hurt your hands after just a few minutes of holding it.
 

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I still don't get why anyone would buy this thing.

It's not pocketable which shreds portability. You have to put it in a bag. And if that's they case, why not get a regular ultrabook and a controller to see the game and play it better?

Plus, it's so big that it's going to hurt your hands after just a few minutes of holding it.
I checked and found an ultrabook that was going for a similar price; it's a Asus Xenbook 13. It sports a whiskey lake i7 CPU so something a little older than in the GPD Win Max, and weighs a little over 1kg, versus much less for the Win Max as I recall (it was in one of the more recent videos I think).

In a couple of the recent Phawx videos he's explained how easily he can carry the GPD Win Max. And some people would rather support a company like GPD than a box shifter like Asus, although the number of GPD devices recently muddies that distinction slightly I guess. I wouldn't be comfortable holding that ultrabook in one hand for reference, because it's so thin I think it might snap.
 

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this. i look at the shots of people holding it like i will the Pyra, and i wonder how long my arms would go before cramping.
Except the reviews including the one from Phawx say this is not the case.
Honestly I believe them since they used it
 

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The Win MAX is a netbook kind of a thing, while the Pyra is a handheld. It would make some sense to compare a GPD Win 3 to the Pyra when it's out, but a headline comparison won't pick up things like a replaceable battery and upgradable parts that makes the Pyra more valuable to me than something disposable like anything from GPD.
Personally I see the Win MAX the most similar to what a Pyra should be, just MORE powerful and a little bigger.
Most of the people that didn't get the Pandora just for emulation, got it for normal PC work, but still most of them knew a lot of tricks to simplify or optimize the workflow with it... with the Win 2 instead, a lot of people told that was good for games, but not for normal PC stuff.
With the Win MAX all the reviews tells that is good for BOTH, and this is the comparison that I don't want to see, because if you just exclude the little extra size, the purpose of those devices is the same... portable PC for gaming.

And the good stuff about the Pyra could be really underestimated if not explained in the right way.
 

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Personally I see the Win MAX the most similar to what a Pyra should be, just MORE powerful and a little bigger.
THAT!!
Exactly what I was thinking.
Except that the Pyra keyboard is so much better and it has some more QoL features.
Especially for me who needs a GERMAN Keyboard the Pyra is better.
Recently I typed some pages of my Bachelor Thesis on the Prototype.
The Keyboard is amazing!

The Pyra needs more Power in my opinion.
But that might come at some day if ED does not do the mistake and goes with a A53 SoC for a successor.

GPD Win Max is closer to the Pandora as it came out as the Pyra is to me now.
The Pandora was the most powerful handheld device I had.
It could emulate systems I could never imagine I could play in a handheld.
That's not true for the Pyra any more.
But the Win Max with the power to emulate WiiU, play PC titles and its the option to use an external GPU this feels what the Pandora once felt to me.

Unfortunately it lacks so many things I value about the Pyra:
2 SD slots, 4G modem, good Keyboard for thumb typing, reliability and longevity.
But it's the perfect gaming console for sure!
 

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THAT!!
Exactly what I was thinking.
Except that the Pyra keyboard is so much better and it has some more QoL features.
Especially for me who needs a GERMAN Keyboard the Pyra is better.
Recently I typed some pages of my Bachelor Thesis on the Prototype.
The Keyboard is amazing!
That - that exactly is why the 'keyboard wars' were a success. Also worth mentioning is EDs persistence through many iterations of keymat material, construction, fitment, sizing, keycaps design, etc. Getting the keymat and keyboard layout -right- is a critical aspect of this fantastic little clamshell computer.

Unfortunately it lacks so many things I value about the Pyra:
2 SD slots, 4G modem, good Keyboard for thumb typing, reliability and longevity.
But it's the perfect gaming console for sure!
Don't forget the microSDXC slot inside the Pyra. I have fiddled around with it - booted from it and ran from it for a while. From my testing, it worked flawlessly (opinion only - not an exhaustive test).
 

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Ahahahaha, you probably wished GPD went with AMD, eh?
Yeah I was following closely when they were testing with the 2500U, the intel chip is definitely better and easier to integrate but the ryzen 4000 apus are even better, from the looks of it, it was rather difficult for them to figure out power management with the embedded ryzen parts. I'll look out for a win 3 or a win max 2 with amd. For now I think I'll be happy with the pruchase.
 
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