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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2016, 07:04:15 am »
The Banggood page now says Available on Pre-Order Stock due to arrive on November 4 2016
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2016, 11:05:19 am »
Just got an email update.  Not the CPU upgrade as expected but should have a device in my hands soon being an Indegogo backer.  

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The final processor of GPD WIN is Z8700 because it is more stable than Z8750. We are trying to get touch with Intel to solve this problem but it may need a period of time so in order to avoid too much international repair and a long time delay we final decided to changed it into Z8700.
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2016, 11:17:03 am »
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Just got an email update.  Not the CPU upgrade as expected but should have a device in my hands soon being an Indegogo backer.  

I'm looking forward to your news. I think a key factor will be whether there's any linux support for the wifi and sound, I'm not quite so bothered about bluetooth.

The CPU downgrade doesn't seem significant
http://ark.intel.com/compare/93362,85475
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2016, 02:58:05 pm »
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The CPU downgrade doesn't seem significant
http://ark.intel.com/compare/93362,85475

Agreed, as long as the integrated video didn't get some crazy high bump as I do expect to play some games on it as intended.
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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2016, 05:41:19 pm »
I just saw this:
http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/10/17/ock...#comment-533211


very similar specs, with a better display, but no keyboard and US$550 instead of the $330 for the GPD Win at Banggood.
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2016, 09:35:04 am »
New video showing most all bios options in GPD Win.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp6yKbihdWc

Keyboard review from same guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StBcB4r_J0k
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2016, 01:07:21 pm »
the Phawx has posted a bunch of videos now
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePhawx/videos

so I asked him to try linux
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePhawx/discussion
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2016, 03:16:19 am »
GPD Win is in stock for $330 or £275
http://m.banggood.com/GPD-WIN-64GB-Intel-Z...-p-1060199.html

I really want one but not sure I can justify the price right now.
Plus I should wait for others to rush in and do all the hard work of making it run Linux  

If this proves popular amongst Zaurusholics, I propose we create a sub-forum
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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2016, 03:28:34 am »
And GPD have started sending out tracking numbers for the indiegogo backers
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2016, 03:29:02 am »
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GPD Win is in stock for $330 or £275
http://m.banggood.com/GPD-WIN-64GB-Intel-Z...-p-1060199.html

I really want one but not sure I can justify the price right now.
Plus I should wait for others to rush in and do all the hard work of making it run Linux  
Nice... I must say it's tempting for me too, even if it might never run Linux at all and we'd have to resort to Android (or ANDRAID as they spell it on banggood  ).
Any idea how much would the customs and shipping to Europe cost?

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If this proves popular amongst Zaurusholics, I propose we create a sub-forum
I agree, I was thinking the same...

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2016, 10:34:52 am »
Just got email that my GPD WIN is shipped.......    

Ordered mine from DragonBox Shop < dragonbox.de > in Germany.....great to deal with.

This ought to tide me over until they release the Pyra...should be out December or January......

Hope to receive package early next week.
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2016, 01:15:36 am »
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Just got email that my GPD WIN is shipped.......    

Ordered mine from DragonBox Shop < dragonbox.de > in Germany.....great to deal with.

This ought to tide me over until they release the Pyra...should be out December or January......

Hope to receive package early next week.

From dragonbox.de :

Questions and Answers:

Q: Is it possible to install a different OS (i.e. Linux)?
A: Maybe. The device has no locked bootloader, but there is no official support for anything else except Windows 10. Besides, similar Intel SoCs are known to have issues running Linux. So it might work, but we cannot promise anything.

I would be interested if it actually can run Arch.

ArchiMark, can you give some feedback on the build quality, display and keyboard once you get yours ?
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2016, 01:34:11 am »
Just some observation - have a look at these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkA68yUsWa4 (BIOS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPqkEgWwcdM (Windows 10 reinstall)

And you will see the BIOS is rotated as well as the windows installer screens (eg before the proper graphics driver is loaded)

I wonder why that is. Maybe they used a cheap smart phone LCD screen that is designed for portrait mode and the framebuffer defaults to 720x1280?

The Intel driver does very likely hardware rotate without any performance loss (as seen in second video after Windows 10 pulled the driver update).

This could be different when using Linux, eg default kernel FBDEV rotation is pure software and slow (eg with Zaurus, where framebuffer rotation is a pain).

Xorg may work quite fast if hardware rotation is supported by the Intel driver.

I better wait until this is clarified before ordering one. ???
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2016, 01:41:44 am »
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Just got email that my GPD WIN is shipped.......    

Ordered mine from DragonBox Shop < dragonbox.de > in Germany.....great to deal with.

This ought to tide me over until they release the Pyra...should be out December or January......

Hope to receive package early next week.

From dragonbox.de :

Questions and Answers:

Q: Is it possible to install a different OS (i.e. Linux)?
A: Maybe. The device has no locked bootloader, but there is no official support for anything else except Windows 10. Besides, similar Intel SoCs are known to have issues running Linux. So it might work, but we cannot promise anything.

I would be interested if it actually can run Arch.

ArchiMark, can you give some feedback on the build quality, display and keyboard once you get yours ?

Will do, Greg.......

Should arrive on Monday...according to UPS....

 


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Just some observation - have a look at these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkA68yUsWa4 (BIOS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPqkEgWwcdM (Windows 10 reinstall)

And you will see the BIOS is rotated as well as the windows installer screens (eg before the proper graphics driver is loaded)

I wonder why that is. Maybe they used a cheap smart phone LCD screen that is designed for portrait mode and the framebuffer defaults to 720x1280?

The Intel driver does very likely hardware rotate without any performance loss (as seen in second video after Windows 10 pulled the driver update).

This could be different when using Linux, eg default kernel FBDEV rotation is pure software and slow (eg with Zaurus, where framebuffer rotation is a pain).

Xorg may work quite fast if hardware rotation is supported by the Intel driver.

I better wait until this is clarified before ordering one. ???

Up to you of course.....

I certainly will test out linux on it as soon as I get it.....
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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2016, 10:21:07 pm »
Got WIN today!

Overall, very cool pocketable computer....

Doesn't seem like a whole lot larger than Zaurus clamshell models...although it is larger....

Build is pretty good....

Display is sharp and pretty vivid.

Keyboard is OK....not great, but you will get used to it after a bit....

Plugged in USB stick to try out Linux Mint 18......

Good news it boots up fine and you get to desktop as expected.

Bad news is that Greg suspected, just like BIOS settings screen is rotated sideways, so it Linux Mint.....

So, that would need fixing....but it can be done, then linux should work great.....
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