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GPD shows off its tiny Pocket PC prototype in action

After running an incredibly successful Indiegogo campaign, GPD has released a new video showing off a prototype version of its tiny, crowd-funded Pocket PC. It's a relatively short clip, but you can see the diminutive Windows 10-powered PC running on prototype hardware in the clip below (via WinFuture.de).

There's not much to glean from the clip, but it's a pretty neat early look at what looks to be an interesting piece of hardware. The most impressive part of all of this is GPD has put full x86 Windows Machine into a device that measures in at 180 x 106 x 18.5 mm. Here's a look at the GPD Pocket's full proposed specs:

CategorySpecification
CPUQuad-core processor/Quad threading 1.6GHz
GPUIntel HD Graphics
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Touch Display1920×1200,7 inch, 323 PPI, IPS technology, Retina
ScreenCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions180 x 106 x 18.5mm
Weight480g
Ports3.5mm headphone jack, Micro HDMI, USB Type-C 3.0, USB Type-A 3.0
ConnectivityBluetooth, WiFi

GPD is positioning this device as comparable to the Surface 3, though it's obviously quite a bit smaller. And while its size is its big draw, it's also one of its big drawbacks. Rather than sporting a full trackpad, the Pocket includes a trackstick that certainly sticks out. Of course, you can remedy any hiccups with that setup by connecting an external mouse via USB or Bluetooth.

GPD is aiming to release the Pocket by June 2017, and you can already order on through the company's Indiegogo campaign for $399. And from the looks of it, you'll be joining to pretty eager fans of this concept: the campaign has already blown the lid off of its initial $200,000 goal by raising more than $2 million.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

17 Comments
  • Add 2nd touch screen behind current screen + add sim card slot and you have your surface phone/communicator
  • I wish there was a comments setting so that every time someone wrote "Surface phone" it would automatically replace it with text of my choosing. I think I'd go with Cheez Whiz.
  • I would change it to unicorn
  • I would choose Jesus.
  • Why not just make it a detachable?
  • Add display dock (hd-500) compatible with egpu functionality and I'm in.
  • Why does it need the display dock?
  • "you can already order on through the company's Indiegogo campaign for $399" You mean you can make a $399 non-refundable donation that may or may not get you a somewhat-working beta unit at some point.
  • Ain't that the truth.
  • hmm, the concept itself isnt new. I had a small PC like this back in 2008 from Sony. A tablet is more user friendly then this. Dislike.
  • It's adorable!
  • I fail to see why this device will be preferred over Windows 10 tablets. And why doesn't it have a Touch pad? It would have replaced four buttons and that track ball thing.
  • Loved NEC MobilePro Handheld PCs back in the day. I wish this had cellular connectivity.
  • I think i would like a slightly more powerful version (core-M maybe) in an 8 inch form factor.
  • They should have waited a bit and used Windows 10 + ARM chipsets. They could have easily used the new Qualcomm SD835 on it with full Windows 10.
  • I'd love to see the price, it probably not going to be less than $700
  • A Netbook comeback?  LOL