Those looking for a mini laptop with hardcore power, basically a portable console replacement, may want to have a gander at the GPD Pocket. This is a 7 inch mini laptop, that has a pretty OK price compared to what it’s offering. It runs on Windows 10 Home and fits in any backpack and even some purses.
Sold by retailer GeekBuying, the product reminds me of the old segment they used to call UMPC or MID. It’s got an Intel Atom x7-Z8750 processor, clocked at 1.6 GHz and based on a 16 nm manufacturing process. There’s also 8 GB of RAM inside (LPDDR3-1600), 128 GB of storage and a 7 inch Full HD screen upfront, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
We’ve also got Intel HD Graphics in the mix and a Realtek ALC5645 audio system with a speaker and microphone included. On the connectivity front there’s WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI, USB Type-C and USB Type-A 3.0. There’s a QWERTY keyboard here, plus a mini trackball, that will help you navigate the web. Inside the magnesium shell, that weighs 480 grams and measures 18.5 mm in thickness we can find a beefy battery.
It has a 7000 mAh capacity and on paper should offer up to 12 hours of usage. Of course, that depends on your usage. For the sake of heat removal, there’s a copper-based system that leads the heat out. You can get all of these at $495.99 on GeekBuying.com.