The new GPD Duo laptops work just fine with Surface Pen stylus. It's an AI PC, too

It's just the size of an A4 paper when folded.

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Key notes

  • The GPD Duo is a new competitor in the 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 device market.
  • It features two 13.3-inch OLED screens, Surface Pen support, and folds to the size of an A4 paper.
  • It’s promoted as an “AI PC” with a 35W TDP, but internal details are still unknown.

There is a high market demand for devices that can be 3 or 2 in 1. Microsoft has a few of them, like the Surface Laptop Studio 2 from last year, and so does HP with the new HP Spectre Foldable. Now, there’s a new competitor in town: the GPD Duo, from the very same company that used to make handheld or small computing devices.

The new GPD Duo, which was launched recently, has an impressive look from recently published renders. It comes with two 13.3-inch OLED screens from Samsung and native support for the Surface Pen stylus. The screen supports a 10-point touch, 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity with a stylus, and the MPP protocol.

So how does it feel when folded? The GPD Duo is just the size of an A4 paper when you fold it, but when opened, it boasts a compact 18-inch size. It may remind you a bit of the new Zenbook Duo (2024) that has a lot of AI smarts because the promo mentions that GPD Duo is an “AI PC” with an “integrated design” and is “multimodal.”

What does an AI PC even mean? Microsoft recently launched the Copilot+ PCs, something which can be seen as the future of computing. Because, unlike the traditional laptops that rely on the classic GPU-CPU duo, an AI laptop must have an NPU that helps the device run faster & uses less power & cost.

So far, unfortunately, there are no words on what could be the inside of the GPD Duo. But, it’s clear that we’re seeing a heck lot of ports in this device, and it briefly mentions that it has a TDP of 35 watts, indicating its power and cooling requirements.

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