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16 Feb 2017
It appears that GPD did some improvements and came our with a V2. It has a different eMMC, better fitting buttons and a slightly different case - matte finish.
However, reports from HotUkDeals suggests some people have been unlucky in getting a chimera, which is part old and part new version.
The old model's eMMC is supposedly slightly faster but it shouldn't make a difference in the real world.
So if you're buying one, it's worth checking which version you're getting, especially if buying used.
15 Feb 2017
I find it interesting that the GPD Pocket can come with Windows or Ubuntu.
Having been burned by buying a Baytrail device, which can't run Linux without crashing, even with custom kernels, I'm a little nervous about whether CherryTrail fixes the bugs in the SoC design.
15 Feb 2017
A fairly comprehensive article about it here, and link to the Kickstarter page:
10 Nov 2016
I noticed that The Phawx has two of these, one with the x7-8700 and the other with the x7-8750 Intel SoC.
He dismantled one of them because there's a problem with heat dissipation, it seems there's poor thermal couple between the CPU and the metal heat spreader.
3 Oct 2016
Just in case we get DNS problems, it's worth adding the following to your hosts file
# last checked 20161003
#188.8.131.52 www.oesf.org vhost.ibiblio.org
then if the oesf.org domain loses valid DNS, you can still access the forums by uncommenting the 2nd line.
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