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TheWalt
post Jun 20 2017, 04:21 AM
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Ok quick opening post for the GPD Pocket reviews.

I got mine yesterday and am very impressed with build quality. Went with the windows version, I hear the linux models are delayed due to kernel support. Havne't had any power or fan issues as some reported.

Only had time to run windows updates but plan on doing more this week and can post results / answer questions here.

Anyone else who gets theirs feel free to reply in this thread with thoughts as well.
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speculatrix
post Aug 1 2017, 05:21 AM
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it should be possible to dual boot with linux. there's lots of guides so I won't go into details, but briefly:

* use windows disk manager to shrink Windows disk usage
* strongly suggest install easyUEFI http://www.easyuefi.com/
* also suggest installing rEFInd http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/installing.html
* install ubuntu from an installer with a recent kernel, e.g. this: https://plus.google.com/communities/117853703024346186936
** find the ISO for installing at https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/...cXNrbzN6djQzajg
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post Aug 3 2017, 05:01 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Aug 1 2017, 03:21 PM) *
First impressions:
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Thanks for the link. AFAIR Windows 10's licence is free for these kind of small devices, so it is an added bonus for the Ubuntu versions, as you mentioned. Pity about the Wifi problem, I guess the only solution would be to disable the internal module and use an external USB one.

Performance wise, I believe it should be roughly on a par with the Win, isn't it?

P.s. time to update your signature I guess smile.gif

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TheWalt   GPD Pocket Reviews   Jun 20 2017, 04:21 AM
Varti   Congrats on your new arrival. I'm curious abo...   Jun 20 2017, 04:28 AM
ArchiMark   Got mine too...... So far, great! Keyboard i...   Jun 25 2017, 10:48 AM
Varti   Great, looking forward for reviews and impressions...   Jun 25 2017, 11:49 PM
Varti   If you can't wait to get official Linux suppor...   Jun 30 2017, 04:10 AM
njefferies   Having now gone to the effort on tuning the Window...   Jul 3 2017, 01:36 AM
Varti   You mentioned that you are using an image processi...   Jul 3 2017, 06:40 AM
njefferies   I use it for raw processing and overall image corr...   Jul 4 2017, 12:46 AM
speculatrix   https://techtablets.com/2017/08/first-impre...dows...   Aug 1 2017, 05:18 AM
speculatrix   it should be possible to dual boot with linux. the...   Aug 1 2017, 05:21 AM
Varti   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Aug 1 2017, 03:21 PM)...   Aug 3 2017, 05:01 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Varti @ Aug 3 2017, 02:01 PM) AFAIR...   Aug 6 2017, 04:37 AM
Varti   Simone Margaritelli, another Zaurus fan, has writt...   Aug 16 2017, 06:44 AM
ArchiMark   No problem with WiFi on my Pocket.... All is good...   Aug 3 2017, 06:43 AM
speculatrix   that's a great find. I hope Simone is on this ...   Aug 16 2017, 08:40 AM
Varti   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Aug 16 2017, 06:40 PM...   Aug 16 2017, 11:41 AM
speculatrix   I added a comment to his blog post with a link to ...   Aug 16 2017, 12:49 PM
Joe Rice-Jones   Got mine a couple weeks ago from GPD and did a rev...   Sep 5 2017, 12:12 PM
Varti   QUOTE(Joe Rice-Jones @ Sep 5 2017, 10...   Sep 7 2017, 12:48 AM
speculatrix   also, does it suspend and resume well when running...   Sep 5 2017, 12:16 PM


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