Computers today are even smaller than ever. But some of the new, smaller computers are even smaller-er than other smaller computers. In this case, I’m referring to the GPD Pocket, a crowdfunded laptop that at first glance kind of looks like a toy but apparently is a full Windows 10 computer.
The Pocket is actually the second miniaturized Windows laptop from GPD, after the GPD Win, which was a more gaming-focused device. It measures 7.1 inches x 4.2 inches, or roughly the footprint of a medium-sized paperback book, with a 7-inch 1080p display. It’s powered off an Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor and has 4GB of RAM, which aren’t terrible specs for day-to-day computing. Ports-wise, you get a USB 3.0, USB-C, HDMI, and 3.5-mm headphone jack. As an alternative to Windows 10, the Pocket is also available in a Ubuntu version. And despite the small size, GPD still claims to get up to 12 hours of battery life off a charge.
Here’s a picture of it next to a MacBook Air. That’s small!
Along with the small size is a small price, with the GPD Pocket available on Indiegogo for $399. As with any crowdfunded project, there’s always some risk involved in backing, but GPD’s past experience with the Win should offer some confidence that they may actually meet the promised June ship date.