Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th May 2017 14:25 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Back when this machine was just a crowdfunding project, we got a few submissions about it. Since we generally do not link to crowdfunding projects before they're, you know, actually available products (for obvious reasons), I never did anything with them. Now, though, the GPD Pocket is out and about, and it seems to be a pretty amazing tiny laptop we really have to talk about, because it's adorable and remarkably capable.

It's an all-aluminium Windows 10/Linux laptop with a 7" 1920x1200 IPS display with 323 ppi, the top-of-the-line Intel Atom x7-Z8750 1.6Ghz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 405, and a 128GB SSD. It has a chicklet-style keyboard, a little nub mouse pointer, and can be ordered with either Linux or Windows. It has decent battery life too - they claim 12 hours. According to reviews, it seems to be ticking all the right boxes, making it an actually decent product to buy. IT's $469 on IndieGoGo right now, and the retail price will be $599.

I've always wanted such a tiny laptop, but most of the time they were ugly plastic pieces of garbage that barely got by. This seems to be the first one that isn't actually a bad product (save for the terrible product descriptions on their website), and I'm definitely intrigued. Is there a market for machines like this?

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RE[4]: YouTube reviews?
by henderson101 on Tue 9th May 2017 08:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: YouTube reviews?"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

ADHD -> short attention span. <- I guess what he was implying?

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RE[5]: YouTube reviews?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 9th May 2017 09:56 in reply to "RE[4]: YouTube reviews?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

ADHD -> short attention span.


Which is funny, because a review takes far less time to read than it takes to watch a 10 minute video.

At least, it does for me.

Edited 2017-05-09 09:56 UTC

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