GPD’s 7 inch Windows 10 Pocket PC reviewed – surprisingly good

The GPD Pocket is either a throw back to a dying breed of pocketable PCs or the first of a new generation of ultra-mobile Windows 10 devices.

The result of a massively successful Indiegogo campaign, the GPD Pocket comes with a 7-inch touch screen display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The device sports an in Intel Atom X7-Z8750 Cherry Trail processor, 128GB and 8GB for the RAM, powered from 8-12 hours by a 7,000 mAh battery.

Professional reviewers MobileTechReview has taken the device in hand and have posted a detailed review (below) which is much more positive than the $500 price and Atom processor would suggest, noting great build quality, a good screen and a very usable keyboard.

The full specs are:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64bit OS
    Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you mark up Web pages on your screen
  • Intel Atom X7-Z8750 Quad Core 1.6GHz, up to 2.56GHz
    Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it
  • Intel HD Graphics GPU
    On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming. Optimized to use less power
  • 7.0 inch FHD 5-point Touch Screen with 1920 x 1080 Resolution 
    Natural finger-touch screen makes the most of Windows 10. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive colour and clarity
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
    Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once
  • 128GB eMMC Hard Disk Storage Capacity
    Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
  • HDMI Output
    Expands Your Viewing Options Connect the tablet to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just enlarge pictures
  • Bluetooth 4.1 Interface Syncs with Compatible Devices
    Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the computer and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories

The device is currently on sale at Gearbest for $485 (£370) which is 15% off its usual price.

Find the device at Gearbest here.

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