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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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post Aug 1 2017, 05:18 AM
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"build quality both inside and out is very good. A massive step up from the plasticky GPD Win I looked at that, in the end, that was sent back to China due to keyboard issues


First impressions:

The Windows 10 key is printed inside the box, maybe for Ubuntu builds so later people can install Windows 10 if they want?
The build is really good, huge improvement from the GPD Win
The RAM is clocked to only 1066Mhz and cannot be increased to the maximum supported 1600Mhz as the bios is locked out and only with basic options.
RAM is in dual channel at least so that’s something positive
The wireless chipset is a Broadcom AC one, the Wifi range seems very poor due to the metal build and antenna location. This is looking like the biggest complaint so far.
No MicroSD card slot or Webcam, I feel GPD should have added them or at least a 720p front webcam
The keyboard is going to take some time to get used to, so far I struggle to write a sentence without major typos. The spacebar key is the hardest to get adjusted to.
There is a tiny copper heat pipe, fins and cooling fan in the Z8750. So far no thermal throttling. But I will have to try some games on it and see if it will heat up enough to throttle or the fan does the job.
Fan noise is barely noticeable.
The internals and layout look very decent.
The screen and keyboard have no flex, it’s rigid and strong. Including the screen hinge.
So far I’m impressed with the build quality, but my biggest concern is wireless range and performance. I’ll be testing this soon and to see if it will throttle at all which the GPD Win did, eventually.
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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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