GPD WIN GamePad - Game console for your pocket
GPD WIN GamePad
CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8700
GPU: Intel HD Graphic
Display diagonal: 5.5 inches
Display resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
Mulitouch: 5 fingers
Internal memory: 64GB
Memory extension: Yes
WiFi: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
1x USB Type-A
1x USB Type-C
1x Mini HDMI
1x 3.5mm headphones
OS: Windows 10
Battery: 3.8V / 6000mAh
Size: 15.50 x 9.70 x 2.20 cm
GPD WIN GamePad
The GPD WIN GamePad presents itself as Combination of tablet, notebook and game console. As operating system comes Windows 10 used, which ensures a wide range of uses. Visually, that reminds 15.50 x 9.70 x 2.20 cm big device to a notebook in miniature format. The weight is about 300 grams, If you open the handy device, appears 5.5 inch large in-cell OGS IPS display, The touchscreen and the protective glass surface are through the Full lamination technology connected together, whereby a very clear and colorful representation is achieved. The resolution of the display is 1280 x 720 pixels. The protective glass surface consists of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Keyboard and GamePad
In order to control games accordingly or make them playable at all, the GPD WIN has high quality ALPS analog sticks, a classic D-Pad, A / B / X / Y buttons and shoulder buttons, The switches are from Omron. All controls known from a traditional GamePad are available. Furthermore, the GamePad is with a QWERTY keyboard which makes it a compact notebook. Depending on how you want to use the device, only a switch must be flipped to get the best possible configuration for the respective application.
Connection and transmission options
Also in terms of connectivity and connectivity, the small Windows game console is surprisingly well equipped. Over a Mini HDMI socket the device can be connected to a larger display. A USB Type-C female ensures fast data transfer. In addition there is one more USB Type-A female, The total 64GB large, internal memory can by means of a Micro SD memory card to be extended to more 128GB. All connections are placed on the back of the frame in such a way that they are easy to reach and at the same time do not impair operability. The wireless transmission is via Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac), Dual-band WiFi is fully supported. On Headphone jack is present, as well as the device has a Microphone, A camera for video telephony is missing.
To be able to use the GPD WIN GamePad also as a game console, is a powerful one Intel Cherry Trail Z8700 processor installed. The clock rate of this quad-core processor is at maximum 1.6 GHz per core. A dedicated graphics card is of course not built, which is why on the integrated Intel HD processor graphics is used. The entire system is additional 4GB memory to the side. The capacity of the battery is 6.000mAh.
Intel Atom processor are not among the fastest processors and are only partially suitable for playing. Blockbuster titles with bombastic graphics are of course not fluently playable. However, the GPD GamePad is suitable for many Source Engine titles from CS: GO to Dota 2 to Payday 2. One of the interesting options is the Emulation older game consoles, No matter whether N64, Nintendo DS or PSP games, all console classics and also current handheld titles, to which there is an emulator, can be played smoothly on the device. XBOX One Streaming is also supported by Windows 10.
From a price point of view, the console is not a bargain. For about 320 € you still get a multifunctional usable device, which is not just a curious gadget. Just the possibility to run all emulators of past game consoles on this device makes you want more! It remains to be seen, however, whether the handheld can convince in test reports and not only leaves a fantastic impression on the data sheet.