The console gaming on smartphones is yet to pick up. Sure, we do have some of the interesting gaming titles for the smartphones but it’s still few in numbers and is less impressive as its console counterparts. In the meanwhile, most of the gaming titles are available for Windows 10 PC and this is where the GPD comes into the picture. Last year, we had reported about GPD Win, an Intel-powered gaming console. Now the company has launched a successor in the form of GPD Win 2.
The new Win 2 upgrade comes powered by the more powerful Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor paired with 8GB of RAM. The display size has now been increased to 6-inch. That being said, it is sad that the display is still 720p. The SPD Win 2 has been fitted with a two 4,900mAh batteries in series. Battery life is rated to be in the vicinity of 6-8 hours. On the storage front, the device offers 128GB of storage.
The GPD started out as a compact Windows 10 laptop tailor-made for gaming. The Win 2 comes with a clamshell device which is accompanied by gaming controls and a small-sized keyboard. Gaming wise the GPD Win 2 is pretty proficient since it is touted to run PC games (x86) without a hassle. For instance, the makers claim that GPD Win 2 will run Grand Theft Auto V at 38 frames per second on maximum settings. If the device falls in line with the claims that it is quite an impressive feat. Yet another mention worthy feature is that the Win 2 will double up and stream Xbox and PS4 games.
In the meanwhile, the GPD Win 2 is a gaming-centric device, and not much attention is given to other things. The UI doesn’t seem to be slick, and I am pretty much sure that the device is not optimised for anything else apart from gaming. As of now the GPD Win 2 is being offered on Indiegogo as part of its crowdsourcing campaign. The pledge amount for the GPD Win 2 pegs it at $649, a considerable discount from the $899 sticker price.