The world’s smallest gaming laptop is selling out fast– How to get one
“Take my money!” said the video gaming community as the world’s smallest video gaming laptop– the GPD WIN Max– boasts AAA-gaming abilities, a built-in controller and a 10th-gen Ice Lake CPU.
GPD had an objective to raise $25,801 on Indiegogo, PC Gamer reported, however the Shenzhen-based company gathered nearly 50 times their goal with more than $1.2 million in crowdfunding money. Cha ching!
With video gaming laptops generally sporting chunky frames to support powerful internals and handle extensive video gaming, it’s not a surprise that this miniature machine, which can apparently run AAA games at 60 Hz, is creating a lot of buzz amongst player enthusiasts.
The GPD Win Max costs $775 and comes geared up with an 8-inch, IPS display screen, an Intel Core i5 1035G7 CPU, an Intel Iris Plus 940 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. There’s likewise a dual-socket for storage growth.
Interestingly, GPD claims that the Iris Plus 940 graphics are similar to the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, which powers laptop computers such as the HP Envy 13, the Asus Zenbook Duo and the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15.
This miniature video gaming laptop is well-stocked on ports, and includes two USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, one HDMI port and a headset/mic port.
With Thunderbolt 3, you can link the GPD WIN Max to 2 4K displays at the same time to enhance your video gaming experience.
Aside from being the world’s smallest laptop, the GPD WIN Max stands out of the crowd with its integrated controller that sits right above the keyboard. It includes double analog sticks, a D-pad and L2/R2 shoulder buttons.
The GPD WIN Max’s trackpad is strangely situated on the top-center of the keyboard deck, just below the screen’s hinge. If you’re intending on utilizing this laptop computer for something that’s not gaming-related, the trackpad’s place might be a bit bothersome. But we’ll provide it a pass; with the integrated controller using up all the property, GPD had no place else to put the trackpad.
The display screen is just 8 inches, however it packs 500 nits of brightness and offers a 90% DCI-P3 large color gamut.
Popular titles such as Bioshock Infinite and DOTA 2 can produce more than 90 frames per second on the mini video gaming rig, according to GPD, but video games such as Call of Task: Modern Warfare and the Outer Worlds did not accomplish more than 55 fps on the WIN Max. Still, that’s above our 30 fps limit.
Rush! The world’s tiniest gaming laptop computer is offering like hot cakes on GPD’s Indiegogo page. At the time of this writing, you can purchase one GPD WIN Max laptop computer for $775 or more for $1548– GPD claims this is about 12% off the initial cost tag.