I’ve been using the GPD Win for the last couple of weeks and have to say I’m impressed. Of course it has some negative points, nothing is perfect, but it’s still a great small Windows 10 PC!
Yes, you read it right: this thing is the size of a Nintendo DS XL and has a full (no exceptions) Windows 10 copy installed! It works very fast with 4GB of RAM and has enough storage with 64GB that can be expanded with microSD or an external hard drive.
It can play A LOT of Windows-games and can also serve as an emulator for those older games. I installed Team Fortress 2, Path of Exile and League of Legends and they all work like a charm. The quality settings of the games are of course on low, but it’s not that bad considering it has a small screen. It looks like it is an HD screen because it’s so small.
Below are my pro and cons on the GPD Win:
- Full Windows 10-copy
- Very portable, the size of a Nintendo DS XL
- It has a lot of ports: USB 3.0, USB C, Audio Jack input, Micro SD card, mini HDMI – WIFI – BLUETOOTH
- Volume: the volume is pretty loud when gaming and gets a little distortion when on max volume, but still very good!
- Choice of controls: you get the choice between D-pad, mouse or XBOX-controls which is very unique.
- Fast: with 4GB of RAM and the Intel Cherry Trail Z8700 Quad Core 1.6GHz it runs most of the games, newer ones will be more difficult though.
- HD: because the screen is small, you get an HD look, even when you play on low quality settings
- Price: the GPD Win reatails for under $330 but has flash sales from time to time so it will probably be cheaper! (We also have a discount code!!)
- Screen brightness: the screen is not that bright, but is just bright enough when playing games. It has a lot of reflection as well.
- Plastic: it’s a full plastic case and the buttons feel a little junky. This is probably how they got the cost on the GPD WIN low.
- Trigger buttons on the side are not that good: they are plastic as well and ramble a little in the case
- Small screen: this can be a postive one or a negative one. In order to get the portability, you need a small screen. But for hardcore gaming it’s a little difficult to see everything. There is a HDMI input though, so you can use a bigger screen if you want.
- Learning curve: out of the box, the GPD WIN is a little difficult to work with, but you get used to it eventually.
- Fast paced games are difficult to play because of the small screen and the small buttons. Again, something you need to get used to.
Overall the GPD WIN is definitely a very good device for the price. If you’re looking for something to game on both handheld and Windows 10 included, this is your go-to device! We also have a discount code!
This is the code: ‘GBTPC‘ -> 13% off all products via this link!