The GPD Pocket 7 is a 7-inch Windows laptop and Ubuntu laptop that was crowdfunded during the spring to great success. The first backers in the crowdfunding have now received their units from the first round of release already, but now the GPD Pocket is taking regular orders in stores too, ahead of the new batch release coming up soon: http://promotion.geekbuying.com/promotion/gpd_pocket
A lot of peope have called this the world’s smallest laptop or Windows laptop, but take into consideration that GPD also has a 5.5-inch Windows laptop in the GPD Win. Now that would be the world’s smallest Windows 10 laptop.
But of course, at 7 inches, the new GPD Pocket 7 is very small, yet it still packs as much as 8GB of RAM, and even has a cooling fan. Main hardware consists of an Intel Atom x7-Z8750 processor, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM at 1600 MHz, and 128GB of eMMC storage.
And while the GPD Pocket is not a tablet or detachable in any way, the 7-inch screen is a touchscreen. It even has Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution and it’s protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
GPD Pocket has full Wi-Fi cover too with dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1. Ports also counts a USB 3.0 Type-C port, as well as a USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI port, and audio jack.
Battery life is 12 hours says GPD, but the size is 7000 mAh. The keyboard is a full QWERTY keyboard, and because of the little space on the keyboard, there’s no touchpad/trackpad there, but a red TrackPoint mouse pointer controller instead.
The case material is mainly magnesium alloy, but even so it still weighs 480 grams, because of the keyboard, colling fan, and RAM. And finally it’s 18.5mm thick.
So quite a bit thicker than a tablet, but then again the only 7-inch Windows tablet available these days is the Cube WP10, which certainly isn’t equipped with 8GB of RAM.
– Jim Miller