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Varti
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.

Varti
greguu
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Dec 13 2018, 08:33 AM) *


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.
ArchiMark
Agree with other comments....

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

Keyboard and touchpad are a bit different....
greguu
looks not that small...
greguu
..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


Source : https://mspoweruser.com/gpd-is-planning-a-m...-professionals/
Still, this is quite promising...
TheWalt
Better start saving now *sigh*

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greguu
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.
speculatrix
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.
speculatrix
https://youtu.be/WpMaky67tQw

A review of a pre-production unit by The Phawx
TheWalt
Yes, I have no self control. Backed for one. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-micr...llest-mini-pc#/
speculatrix
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.
SNi
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:

First look
Second look

SNi
speculatrix
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.
greguu
QUOTE(SNi @ Oct 26 2019, 05:07 AM) *
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:

First look
Second look

SNi


Interesting. I like the comparison with the Zaurus.
How is the keyboard and overall performance ?
SNi
QUOTE(greguu @ Oct 26 2019, 09:06 PM) *
QUOTE(SNi @ Oct 26 2019, 05:07 AM) *
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:

First look
Second look

SNi


Interesting. I like the comparison with the Zaurus. How is the keyboard and overall performance ?


Keyboard - not as good as the Zaurus, better than the Gemini... Not touchscreen but the layout of track pad on right and mouse keys on left works very well. A few keyboard things to 'retrain' - switching from Gemini means changed position for comma, dash, plus; number keys split into two rows vs. one; etc. Nothing major. Overall, I'm surprised that i like it as much as I do (even carrying around in my pocket...)
jakfish
Staying within context of ye olde world of handheld computers--Psion, WinCE, etc--I wrote a review of my GPD MicroPC:

https://www.hpcfactor.com/reviews/hardware/gpd/micropc/

FWIW,
Jake
greguu
QUOTE(jakfish @ Nov 9 2019, 10:50 AM) *
Staying within context of ye olde world of handheld computers--Psion, WinCE, etc--I wrote a review of my GPD MicroPC:

https://www.hpcfactor.com/reviews/hardware/gpd/micropc/

FWIW,
Jake


Thanks, nice review.

The device is quite tempting. Darn, I missed the special AliExpress offer for $349 USD..
I will keep an eye out for future offers in this price range.
jakfish
Many thanks.

Yeah, given your machine and your fine work on small Linux devices, the MicroPC would give you a ton of fun.

Jake
cain2pang
I got one last year and installed the latest Manjaro XFCE on it. It works very well after you set display-setup-script to xrandr -o right in file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.
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