GPD Win Max
ManufacturerGamePad Digital (GPD)
Product familyNotebook, handheld
TypeHandheld game console / Ultra-mobile PC / Palmtop
Release dateAugust 2020; 2 years ago (2020-08)
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
CPUIntel Core i5-1035G7
Memory16GB DDR4 RAM
Storage512GB SSD (replaceable)
Removable storageMicroSDXC
Display8" 1280x800, 16:10 10-point touch screen
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus Graphics 940
Controller inputXInput
D-pad
4 face buttons
4 shoulder buttons
2 clickable analog sticks
Touchpad3-point, one button
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth5, USB 3.1 Type A, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, HDMI, 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone
Power3x5000 mAh Lithium Ion Batteries in Series, USB Power Delivery 3.0 65W charging
Dimensions207mm x 145mm x 26mm
Mass790g
PredecessorGPD Win 2
SuccessorGPD Win 3
Related articlesGPD Pocket, GPD XD, GPD Win
WebsiteIndiegogo campaign

www.gpd.hk (English)

www.softwincn.com (中文)

The GPD Win Max is a Windows-based palmtop computer manufactured by Gamepad Digital (GPD). It is the successor to the GPD Win 2, and was crowdfunded, like its predecessor. Announced in the first quarter of 2020,[1] the crowdfunding campaign was launched on Indiegogo on May 18, 2020, priced at $779.[2] The campaign concluded on July 1, 2020 with more than 3,500 backers having contributed more than $2.8 million dollars in total.[3]

The GPD Win Max is rated to run AAA video game titles and emulate consoles from the sixth generation and earlier, with some support for consoles up to the eighth generation.[4]

History

Following the GPD Win 2 in 2018,[5] and the larger GPD Pocket 2 in 2019,[6] GPD announced their largest device yet as the GPD Win Max. This device is the size of a Netbook, and retains GPD's signature embedded controller. The Win Max was leaked and received media coverage as early as April 2019,[7] with conclusive coverage coming in April, 2020.[8][9]

After the conclusion of the Indiegogo campaign on July 1, 2020 the price of the Win max rose from $779 to $800 while remaining on sale via Indemand until July 15.[3]

Specification

Category Specification
Name GPD Win Max GPD Win Max 2021
Launch date June 2020 2021
Dimensions 207 by 145 by 26 millimetres (8.1 in × 5.7 in × 1.0 in)
CPU Intel Core i5-1035G7 TDP 10-25W Intel Core i7-1195G7 AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
Graphics Intel Iris plus 940 Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics

G7 96EUs

AMD Radeon Vega Graphics 8CUs
Memory 16GB DDR4 3200 RAM 16GB
Storage 512GB M.2 2242 solid-state drive

MicroSD A2 removable storage No capacity ceilings

1 To M.2 2242 solid-state drive
Display 8-inch, 1280x800, H-IPS 10-point touch screen, 16:9 ratio

4K video support (4096x2304x24 max) Miracast and WiDi support

Audio Dual speakers

3.5mm headphone jack Internal microphone Realtek audio driver

Keyboard QWERTY keyboard
Game controls D-pad4 face buttons

6 shoulder buttons 2 analog sticks

Slots Single microSD slot compatible A2 standard
Ports 2 USB 3.0 Type C

2 USB 3.0 Type A HDMI 3.5mm headphone jack

Battery 3x5000mAh capacity in series lithium polymer battery

20v 3a Quick Charge

Connectivity 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n/ax

2.4G/5G Dual-band wifi (867Mbit/s max rate) Bluetooth 5.0

Software Windows 10 Home

DirectX 12 OpenGL 4.4 Linux (unofficial)

Design

With the Win Max being GPD's largest gaming device as of release, there was room for additions such a scissor switch keyboard which would support touch typing, similar to what is available on their GPD Pocket Range, as well as a touchpad, and an 8" screen. This unit also introduces GPD's first instance of clickable analog sticks, one of which has been moved inside the ABXY buttons, as well as buttons with a very similar style to the PlayStation Vita (with a layout and markings similar to the Xbox). The Win Max speakers have been moved underneath the unit towards the user. Access to the M.2 drive has been reduced, as the unit must be disassembled to change this drive. An ethernet port has been added to the right side of the device, which would prevent a user from effectively holding the console while this port is in use.

This increase in size has also allowed an increase in cooling potential of the Max with dual fans and Heat pipes.

Otherwise, the Win Max maintains a similar design to previous units with a milled magnesium aluminum alloy chassis and an ABS plastic shell. With the far side of the device providing access to two USB-A ports, four shoulder buttons, a USB-C port as well as a Thunderbolt 3 port, and a small reset button. The back panel also includes another change: the win series' first full-size HDMI port.

Performance

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Release and Reception

Win Max units started shipping to Indiegogo backers on August 17, 2020.[10] Some users have reported failure of the included USB-C power supply.[11]

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See also

References

  1. ^ "GPD WIN Max is the Smallest "Handheld Gaming Laptop" with Intel Core i5-1035G7 CPU". Gizchina.com. 2020-03-16. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  2. ^ "GPD WIN Max pre-order price will make you think twice". SlashGear. 2020-05-18. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  3. ^ a b "GPD WIN Max: Handheld Game Console for AAA Games". Indiegogo. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  4. ^ Ridley, Jacob (2020-05-18). "The tiny GPD WIN Max handheld gaming PC is selling out fast". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  5. ^ Ward, Craig. "The GPD Win 2 Windows handheld gaming device hits Indiegogo". Notebookcheck. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  6. ^ Dan (2019-04-05). "GPD Pocket 2 - an in depth, hands on review". ThoughtSnack. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  7. ^ April 2019, Zhiye Liu 06. "GPD Win 2 Max Allegedly Ditches Intel CPU For AMD Ryzen APU". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  8. ^ Deakin, Daniel R. "GPD Win Max pre-sale price for Chinese market leaked: 4,999 yuan (US$706) for a handheld gaming computer with Thunderbolt 3 and quad-core Ice Lake processor". Notebookcheck. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  9. ^ "GPD's Win Max tiny handheld laptop is hiding big gaming power". VentureBeat. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  10. ^ GPD Game Consoles [@softwincn] (17 August 2020). "IGG shipment starts !" (Tweet). Retrieved 2020-12-04 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ O'Donnell, Deirdre. "GPD Win Max: crowdfunding for the 'mini console' moves on to a new stage amid user concerns about its charging tech". Notebookcheck. Retrieved 2020-08-31.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)