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GPD Win Max full specs revealed: Thunderbolt 3, backlit keyboard, and an 8-inch landscape screen to tempt handheld PC fans

The GPD Win Max has been in development since early 2019. (Image source: Liliputing)
The GPD Win Max has been in development since early 2019. (Image source: Liliputing)
The full specifications for the GPD Win Max handheld computer have been published online. The gaming device features the Ice Lake Intel Core i5-1035G7 and 16 GB of LPDDR4 RAM @3733 MHz. However, it is details such as the backlit QWERTY chiclet keyboard, the presence of a Thunderbolt 3 port, and the diminutive 8-inch form that have been exciting fans.
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Through a combination of a post on the official GPD Twitter account and a recent subreddit the full specifications of the Win Max handheld game console have been revealed. The Ice Lake processor with its Iris Plus Graphics G7 iGPU (64 execution units) had already been unveiled a while ago, but all the components have now been made public. Apparently, the GPD Win Max has dimensions of 205 mm x 140 mm x 24.5 mm, weighs 800 g, and it sports an 8-inch landscape screen capable of a 1280x800 (800p, 16:10) resolution.

Along with the aforementioned speedy RAM (believed to be in dual-channel format), there is a 512 GB M.2 2280 SSD for storage and more ports than you could shake a stick at: 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2, 2x USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1x HDMI 2.0b 4K 60 Hz, 1x RJ45, and 1x MicroSDXC card reader. In terms of power, the GPD Win Max will come with a 57 Wh battery and a 65 W adapter. TDP is listed as 15-25 W. Another attractive feature for the handheld computer is the fact it is Wi-Fi 6 compatible with a reported maximum transmission rate of 2,402 Mb/s. Bluetooth 5.0 is also present.

Gamers will be especially interested in the PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 support, and as the GPD Win Max is also classed as a handheld game console it does come with all the necessary prerequisites: Official ALPS dual 3D sticks (compatible with PS Vita ones), clickable for L3/R3, separate direction buttons, L1/L2, R1/R2, and Panasonic switches. It seems the Win Max is going to be a surprisingly powerful handheld gaming computer with plenty going for it, but of course the final price will be one of the most important deciding factors for a purchase, and unfortunately that vital detail is still unknown.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03- 9 (Update: 2020-03- 9)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.