IN SHORT

 

The New GDP Pocket 2 is a mini computer that fits in the palm of your hand. If you think you’ve heard that pitch before, it’s because it was a popular phrase used by netbook manufacturers back in the mid-2000’s.

We have come a long way since then, and the GDP Pocket 2 is much more powerful and is capable of doing most daily tasks such as email, browsing and light MS office use. It has a 7-inch screen, weighs less than 500 grams (!), and comes in two flavours: a 4GB RAM/128GB SSD for USD 769 and an 8GB /128GB SSD version for USD 839. Those are steep prices so unless ultimate portability is your top priority, you won’t be willing to spend that amount of cash for that amount of power.

GDP Pocket 2

GDP Pocket 2

That being said, there are few things that stand out with the Pocket 2. First of all, the keyboard. The keys have decent travel and are (mostly) of a decent size. There is no trackpad but on the top left and right there are a few sensors for navigation. The screen is touch sensitive so you can also use it to navigate. There are also two USB-A ports and one USB-C port, a micro SD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack.  In a way, this tiny pc has a better variety of ports than a 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro… Strange times.

Key Features

  • UNIBODY Machined Magnalium Design: streamlined and fashionable
  • Fits in Your Pocket Easily: bring it with you anywhere
  • Lightweight, <500g: more compact than the GPD Pocket 1
  • 7-inch Screen: just the right size for maximum productivity
  • Traditional Keyboard Design: minimum user adoption; type like you used to
  • Micro SDXC Card Slot and More USB A Ports: Expand storage space without a separate USB HUB
  • Active Cooling: rather than a passive cooling thin design that sacrifices performance
  • Superior Performance than Microsoft (m3) Surface Pro
  • Low Noise Operating Mode: caters to different user preferences
  • Compatible with All Chargers and Mobile Power Banks

Pricing and Availability

The 4GB RAM version will cost USD 769 and the 8GB RAM version will cost USD 839. Available in October 2018.