GPD presents its Win Max 2, the ultimate laptop and slot machine?

GPD is back to announce Win Max 2, a very compact PC / console with promising features. Its heart swings between an Intel or AMD base and is aimed at gamers like Steam Deck.

GPD has been presenting “laptops / consoles” for a few years and the brand returns with Win Max 2. The launch of Valve’s Steam Deck served as a reminder that there is room for these machines, and not just at Nintendo. If the Big N relies on experience and availability, Steam Deck is more performance-based with a design similar to the switch’s. GPD remains far from this universe and does not model its model after the famous hybrid console.

Its Win Max 2 looks a bit like a classic laptop, and more specifically a netbook. When they were trendy, these very small computers did not really survive because of their poor performance. GPD is part of another approach with its Win Max 2 and offers a real machine dedicated to gamers. The format remains portable and very compact (227 x 160 x 23 mm), even when comparing Win Max 2 with a Steam Deck:

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During its PC look, Win Max 2 reminds us that it is also a console with its many game controllers. Above the keyboard there are two analog sticks, a direction cross, buttons and softkeys (on the back). Magnetic covers hide and protect the controllers when not in use. Note the presence of two haptic motors and a six-axis gyroscope.

Small but still strong

The PC / console offers a metal chassis and is equipped with one 10.1 inch touch screen. This panel can display a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (1920 x 1900 px by default); with a maximum brightness of 400 nits. The edges are thin and the touch screen of this machine leaves the choice between Intel and AMD.

GPD Win Max 2
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Win Max 2 comes with one Intel Core i7-1260P processor or an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. The graphics circuit varies similarly with an Iris Xe on one side (Intel) and Radeon 680M on the other (AMD). In both cases we find 16 to 32 GB RAM (LPDDR5-5200 for Intel configuration, 32 GB LPDDR-6400 only on with AMD) and 1 to 2 TB of storage space (NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD). Note the presence of two M.2 SSD slots (2280 and 2230) and a fairly rich connection.

The machine has three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port or an HDMI 2.1 output. The CP / console also has slots for SD and microSD cards, as well as a 2 megapixel webcam and a 4G LTE modem (optional). In addition, wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and four speakers for sound.

This very complete configuration uses a 67 Wh battery that promises 5 hour game. Autonomy is increased to 14 hours in office use, and GPD offers a power supply charge of 100 W. It allows you to go from 0 to 50% in 20 minutes.

Price and availability

GPD announces one crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo page for its Win Max 2. As of today (July 7), GPD is offering the following prices:

  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB storage: $ 899 (50 units only, Indiegogo)
  • Intel Core i5-1260, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB storage: $ 999 (Indiegogo), $ 1159 (retailer);
  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB storage: $ 999 (Indiegogo), $ 1159 (retailer);
  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB storage: $ 1199 (Indiegogo), $ 1359 (retailer);
  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, 32 GB RAM, 2 TB storage: $ 1,299 (Indiegogo), $ 1,459 (retailer);
  • 4G LTE modem: $ 79 (Indiegogo), $ 89 (retailer);
  • Additional 1TB M.2 2230 SSD: $ 139 (Indiegogo), $ 145 (retailer).

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