The original Box WIN 10 64GB Intel X7-8700 QuadCore 5.5inch GamePad Tablet is the first of its kind. It is a Windows 10 based device offered to the world by GPD, a company known for releasing several Android-based handheld gaming consoles within the past few years.
GPD WIN is a console which resembles the Nintendo DS, this however has the heart of a PC. It has a lid you must lift before getting to its gaming buttons and touchscreen.
Built for gaming on the move it comes with Steam preinstalled. It won’t play the latest games in top graphics settings, no mobile device will, you’ll need a larger gaming PC for that, it can tho play on lower settings. Older games, less GPU intensive games and popular emulators play very well on the GPD.
Design and Hardware
The design of GPD’s latest device is clamshell based. It is covered by a lid which can be opened as far back as 180 degrees before you can use the buttons or touchscreen. Below the hood, the device features some of the most trending hardware of mini gaming devices. They include;
- 64GB of external memory
- 4GB of RAM.
- Intel Atom x7-Z8700 quadcore cherry trail internal processor.
- 1280 by 720 pixel capacitive 5.5inch LED display touchscreen.
- 4.1 Bluetooth.
- 802.11ac WiFi zippy streaming when connected to an AC router.
- Glossy plastic 6.1inch x 3.8inch x 0.9 inch casing.
- Weighs approximately 13 ounces.
A full sized 3.0 USB port, a 3.5mm headset jack, a type-C 3.0 USB charging port, a mini HDMI port and a microSD card slot which can take cards of up to the 128GB memory are all on the backside of the system.
On the base is a cooling fan vent and a switch to manually set the cooling speed, 3 speeds are available.
In addition to the popular dual analog sticks, D-Pad and, X, Y, A, and B buttons, GPD’s Win 10 comes with a QWERTY keyboard.
There are two shoulder buttons on the edges of both top corners.
Most of the GPD WIN accessories are similar to those of a PC. They include;
- A type-C USB cable and 2.5A/5V adapter for charging.
- A non-removable 6,700mAh battery for long-lasting gaming of between 6 and 8 hours.
In conclusion, the device is a qualified little PC. The buttons all feel nice and the screen appears great from all the angles. The overall performance is quite up to par for the size. The GPD win is a minicomputer you can play real PC games on. See the Full Specs