GPD's Radical Win Max 8-Inch Handheld Intel Ice Lake Gaming PC Ships In May

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We've been following the travails of GPD's Win Max family of handheld PCs for quite some time, and now the company is [nearly] ready to launch a new Win Max handheld gaming PC, and it seems pretty impressive given its specs.

For starters, the machine packs quite a punch despite its diminutive stature. Powering the Win Max is an Intel Core i5-1035G7 "Ice Lake" processor, which has a base clock of 1.2GHz and a boost clock of 3.7GHz. That processor is paired with 16GB of LPDDR4X-3733 memory, while an Iris Plus Graphics 940 IGP (64 execution limits) takes care of graphics duties. The processor has a default TDP of 15 watts, but can be configured to 20 watts or 25 watts within BIOS for increased performance (at the expense of battery life).

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Central to the device is an 8-inch (1280x800) IPS display that is covered in Gorilla Glass 5, and supports 10-point multi-touch. Storage duties are handled by a M.2 SSD; 512GB comes standard and it's thankfully user-replaceable. On the wireless connectivity front, the Win Max features Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. As for wired connectivity, you'll find Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and USB-A ports along with HDMI-out. Heck, GPD even managed to incorporate a GbE port and a microSDXC slot on the handheld.

When it comes to control input, you'll find a backlit Chiclet-style keyboard and a multi-touch trackpad. For gaming, the Win Max includes Double 3D joysticks, a D-Pad, A B C Y buttons, and L1/L2/R1/R2 triggers. In other words, it's pretty well stacked to handle your game library.

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All of this is hardware is packaged inside a device that weighs 1.74 pounds, and features dual heat-pipes along with dual fans to keep everything cool. Most importantly, there's a 57 WHr battery that can last up to 14 hours with light use, or 6 to 8 hours with moderate use. However, using it for its primary intended function -- gaming -- will drop your runtimes down to around 3 hours.

GPD has not yet revealed pricing for the Win Max, but it revealed via its Twitter account that it will be available to order in May.