If you feel frustrated for a long time Estimated delivery time for Valve steam deck Or you just want something more flexible, GPD’s upcoming WIN Max 2021 mini gaming laptop can meet your needs.Current sequel GPD win maximum, WIN Max 2021 started Indiegogo’s round of financing techyorrow, the price will start at $999, and the price will be $1,250 after the event. This is much more expensive than the starting price of $399 for the Steam platform, but WIN Max 2021 does have some tricks, including 1TB of SSD storage and optional Intel Core i7-1195G7 CPU, which can be upgraded to 5-GHz.
Unlike Steam Deck, GPD WIN Max 2021 is a clamshell device. When you lift the screen, you will not only see the common game console controller buttons (a pair of joysticks imitating the Xbox 360 controller design, arrow buttons, ABXY input and shoulder buttons are available), but also the backlit QWERTY Keyboard and trackpad. This means you can use it as a purely handheld console, or even as a stopgap measure for actual productivity, until you can use a laptop or desktop PC.
The default resolution of the H-IPS screen is 1280 x 800 pixels, which may seem low, but remember the diagonal of the 8-inch screen, which means approximately 188 pixels per inch (PPI). The screen also has a maximum brightness of 500 nits, making outdoor use more comfortable, 90% DCI-P3 The color is covered and protected by Gorilla Glass.
There will be two different CPU platforms for users to choose: one with AMD Ryzen 7 4800U low power consumption help (8 physical cores, 16 threads and Radeon Vega graphics card) or Intel Core i7-1195G7 solution (4-nuclear, 8-Wire Tiger Lake with Iris Xe graphics).
GPD stated that the Intel version will provide higher gaming performance because of its higher single-threaded performance and overall higher graphics oompf, although the AMD solution should provide a more balanced gaming and productivity experience compared to the Intel version. At the same time, it provides longer running time to improve overall efficiency.
WIN Max 2021 will also provide user-definable TDP settings; 20 W, 25 W or 28 W limits can be used, and there should be a 7 W profile for more battery-sensitive moments. There is no DDR5 for improving integrated graphics performance, so WIN Max 2021 will use 16 GB LPDDR4 dual-channel memory. The integrated storage is 1TB NVMe style, twice the size of Steam Deck, and currently the maximum is 512 GB. I/O is provided by 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports (the Intel-based version), and AMD adjusted it to 2x USB 3.2 Type-C. There are also 2 USB 3.2 Type-A ports, 1 HDMI 2.0, 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 3.5 mm audio output.
The last trick of the GPD WIN Max 2021 sleeve is that users can upgrade to new components from the previous WIN Max version. Users of the previous generation of WIN Max handhelds can purchase motherboard upgrades for only $699, including the user’s choice of AMD or Intel solutions and memory (NVMe itself is user replaceable, so it is not included in the motherboard upgrade).
Outside of the crowdfunding campaign, GPD will sell these motherboards for $837 (Intel version) and $937. However, this does mean that users are likely to further upgrade their WIN Max 2021 through a similar motherboard upgrade strategy, although it must be said that GPD has not announced such an upgrade path now.
Remember, participating in a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as buying a product; sometimes a company may never bring the hardware to the market. GPD WIN Max 2021 currently has a flexible crowdfunding target of US$200,000, which means that regardless of whether the manufacturer reaches the crowdfunding target, the crowdfunding proceeds will be distributed to the manufacturer.