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GPD Pocket 2 Max: An 8.9-inch Chuwi MiniBook alternative with an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor

The GPD Pocket 2 Max features a unibody magnesium alloy design (Image source: Reddit)
The GPD Pocket 2 Max features a unibody magnesium alloy design (Image source: Reddit)
An eagle-eyed Redditor spotted GPD's latest upcoming mini-laptop at the ICEE in Moscow, called the Pocket 2 Max. The 8.9-inch laptop will arrive in Q2-Q3 and will come with a Core m3-8100Y processor along with up to 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD. It even has a trackpad and a fingerprint scanner too.

It may have only been a few days since leaked images of the GPD Win Max appeared online, but it turns out that the company has another upcoming device too. GPD attended the International Consumer Electronics Expo (ICEE) in Moscow earlier this week to show off its devices like the MicroPC, Pocket 2, WIN 2, and XD Plus among others. However, the company had also brought some information about a hitherto unknown device to the expo, called the Pocket 2 Max. What is more, the company has not officially unveiled the device on its website either.

Credit goes to NeoTheFox on Reddit who spotted GPD at ICEE and gleaned some more information about this mysterious device. According to promotional material, the Pocket 2 Max will come with the following:

  • Display: 8.9-inch - 2,560 x 1,600
  • Processor: Intel Core m3-8100Y
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 615
  • RAM: 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3
  • Storage: 256 GB to 1 TB M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Battery: 9,200 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 206 x 148 mm. 1.8 mm to 5.5 mm at its thickest point
  • Weight: 680 g

The Pocket 2 Max has a unibody magnesium alloy design that incorporates a fingerprint scanner and a trackpad along with what looks a relatively spacious keyboard for such a small device. The mini-laptop will also have a 2 MP webcam, which will be a first for a GPD device. Moreover, the Pocket 2 Max will have two USB Type-A ports and can output video in up to 4K at 60 Hz. We suspect that this will be via a Micro HDMI port, and it also looks there could be a USB Type-C port too. Additionally, the device will support Wi-Fi 5 for up to IEEE 802.11 ac Wi-Fi speeds, which means it can connect to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz networks.

Additionally, the Pocket 2 Max will have a fan to keep its components cool. Separately, the device should ship with Windows 10 Home 64-Bit, but promotional photos also show it running Linux Ubuntu. There is no word yet on pricing but expect GPD to officially unveil the device within this quarter or by the end of Q3 at the latest.

The GPD stand at the ICEE (Image source: Facebook)
The GPD stand at the ICEE (Image source: Facebook)
GPD Pocket 2 Max specifications (Image source: Reddit)
GPD Pocket 2 Max specifications (Image source: Reddit)
The GPD Pocket 2 Max banner (Image source: Reddit)
The GPD Pocket 2 Max banner (Image source: Reddit)
GPD Pocket 2 Max promotional material (Image source: Reddit)
GPD Pocket 2 Max promotional material (Image source: Reddit)
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Alex Alderson, 2019-04-28 (Update: 2019-05-22)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor
I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.