GPD Win 4: Company boasts that new console is 'better than Steam Deck' in launch date and specifications announcement
GPD has now shared all technical specifications for the Win 4, a device that it has been teasing for a week or so on social media. While pricing remains a mystery, One-netbook has shared how much the similarly-equipped ONEXPLAYER mini Pro will cost in the US. Hence, we doubt that the GPD Win 4 will retail for less than US$1,000, particularly as it comes with at least 1 TB of storage and 16 GB of RAM.
As for the Win 4, GPD claims that the device will support Windows 11 Home (64-bit), as well as Steam OS. As expected, the handheld has a 6-inch IPS display operating at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels with DC dimming support. For reference, the display is a native landscape panel, is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and can run at 40 Hz or 60 Hz. Incidentally, the 368 PPI panel is powered by the Radeon 680M and Ryzen 7 6800U, plus LPDDR5-6400 RAM, a PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 SSD and a 45.62 Wh battery.
Bizarrely, GPD continues to pit the Win 4 against the Steam Deck, not the Win 3 or any other Ryzen 7 6800U-powered gaming handhelds. Instead, the company has created a comparison table on its website in which it outlines all the ways the Win 4 outperforms the Steam Deck. Specifically, GPD stresses that the Win 4 has a smaller footprint than the Steam Deck, while delivering superior Geekbench 5 benchmark scores and offering more RAM, storage and a larger battery.
Setting that aside, GPD has announced that the Win 4 will launch in December, presumably through an Indiegogo campaign. Based on GPD's technical specifications, the Win 4 will arrive in at least three memory configurations, possibly four:
- 16 GB of RAM/1 TB SSD
- 16 GB of RAM/2 TB SSD
- 32 GB of RAM/1 TB SSD
- 32 GB of RAM/2 TB SSD