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« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 02:35:44 pm by speculatrix »
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 03:49:29 pm »
Interesting device, nice to see that GPD keeps developing and releasing new UMPCs. I guess the major selling point of the MicroPC will be its price (299$!). I wonder how it compares with the Pocket 2, size wise it seems to be on par, although it is probably more thick.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 05:21:02 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
https://techtablets.com/2018/12/gpd-micropc...9-for-just-299/

This is actually quite interesting, mostly because of the RJ45 and serial port. The keyboard layout is a bit weird. I will keep an eye on this one.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 11:49:30 pm »
Agree with other comments....

Like that it has all the ports in such a little device....

Keyboard and touchpad are a bit different....
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 01:58:48 pm »
looks not that small...
[img]https://i.imgur.com/boyOzVc.png\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-image\" /]
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 02:07:04 am »
..not really sure what I am seeing here, but a Ubuntu work in progress / proof of concept perhaps ? That would be good!

Note: the rotated background icons, indicating the screen is (same as Zaurus, Gemini or GPD devices) a smartphone LCD meant to run in portrait mode as default. Possibly in this demo just using fbdev (without rotation) ?
https://imgur.com/a/bC3OV98

[img]https://mspoweruser.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/GPD-MicroPC-1544705763-0-12.png\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-image\" /]
Source :   https://mspoweruser.com/gpd-is-planning-a-m...-professionals/
Still, this is quite promising...
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 07:05:06 pm »
Better start saving now *sigh*

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 12:32:39 am »
I wonder how finalized the overall design and layout (keyboard) is. The indiegogo page is not up yet and it would be nice to provide some feedback for this particular model.

A youtube clip has surfaced : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NF4Q9BcYhk (Trial operation on Micro PC touch pad)

The demo clip does not show it, but I suppose you could drive the touch pad with your right thumb and the mouse buttons on the left with your left thumb. Maybe not too bad operation while holding it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 12:54:24 am »
[img]http://image.itmedia.co.jp/pcuser/articles/1812/13/ki_1609376_gpd06.jpg\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-image\" /]

http://www.itmedia.co.jp/pcuser/articles/1...13/news153.html
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 02:36:13 pm »
A discussion by The Phawx
https://youtu.be/UL2N1eE7agQ

Supplies will be limited because Intel are struggling to keep up demand.
Right at the end The Phawx says that GPD will be launching a non-intel based device, presumably because of Intel supply shortages..whether that means AMD or Arm wasn't stated.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 04:56:49 pm »
https://youtu.be/WpMaky67tQw

A review of a pre-production unit by The Phawx
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 01:03:59 pm »
Yes, I have no self control.  Backed for one.  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-micr...llest-mini-pc#/
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2019, 05:03:54 pm »
I like that they fitted every port you could ever need. I guess a mix/combination of this with the gpd pocket would be great.
It's nice to see the UMPC category of devices has been revived.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 04:52:14 am by speculatrix »
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2019, 12:07:11 pm »
Despite the chunkiness I really like it... Still pocketable (just), screen resolution good for my old eyes, in and out of sleep quick enough to be close to always on, great battery life for full day's usage, etc.

Some pics at these links:

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2019, 06:41:10 pm »
thanks SNi
if I was still going to data centres and setting up computers and networking gear, I think I'd regard one of these as an essential bit of kit.
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