In the consumer market there’s currently few 7-inch or 8-inch Windows tablets to chose between, though the selection is much better in the enterprise and rugged tablet sector. But in the consumer market, the smallest Windows tablets have been replaced by pocket laptops, also known as Ultra Mobile PC’s.
And today GPD, one of the longtime leaders in this space, announced the upcoming crowdfunding prices for the upcoming GPD Win 3, which are not that bad. GPD said today that hard negotiations with their suppliers has brought the prices down to $799 for the Intel Core i5-11357G model, and $899 for the Intel Core i7-1165G7 model.
Both of these Tiger Lake computers feature 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM at 4266 MHz, and 1TB of PCIe SSD Gen3 storage.
The GPD Win 3 has the form factor of a slider with a physical keyboard that the display can slide over. The screen is smaller than one might initially get the impression of though, as this is just a 5.5-inch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution.
So it’s smaller than the other upcoming Tiger Lake UMPC, which is the 7-inch One-Netbook OneGx1 Pro.
The GPD Win 3 will be offered in black as standard, and silver as a limited edition. Several of the videos that have been released by GPD recently demos what sort of framerate and smoothness we can expect in some popular games right now. An optional docking or the use of the ports on this UMPC manes that it can be used as any regular PC too when hooked up to a larger monitor.
– Tom Bowen