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Second-generation Topjoy Falcon also sports an Intel Core m3-8100Y CPU to take on the GPD Pocket 2 Max

The current Falcon-like device is simply known as "Pocket Notebook". (Image source: Notebook Italia)
The current Falcon-like device is simply known as "Pocket Notebook". (Image source: Notebook Italia)
A new device from the manufacturer of the Topjoy Falcon pocket notebook has been spotted at the 2019 Global Sources Electronics Fair. The apparent second-generation Topjoy Falcon has received an Amber Lake-Y upgrade to its predecessor’s Gemini Lake N5000 CPU, which will help it compete against rival mini-laptops such as the upcoming GPD Pocket 2 Max.

It appears things are starting to heat up in the mini-laptop market. GPD has been busy with various products and now there is a report that Topjoy is back with another version of its Falcon pocket PC. Apparently, the new laptop is being designed by Weibu and may or may not end up being called the Topjoy Falcon 2. Notebook Italia discovered the diminutive device at a trade fair in China.

There doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of difference between the first and second generations of the Falcon, apart from the leap from Gemini Lake to Amber Lake-Y. We recently reported how GPD has decided to install Intel’s Core m3-8100Y chip in its Pocket 2 Max and clearly Topjoy/Weibu believe this is the right direction for the Falcon too. With the new chip, users can expect faster system performance and quicker graphics processing (Intel UHD Graphics 615 vs. Intel UHD Graphics 605).

Apart from the CPU upgrade, the rest of the specifications seem to have remained unchanged. 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage can be found in the Topjoy Falcon and “Topjoy Falcon 2”. However, the latest version of the pocket laptop has a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button. According to the source, there are also plans for Topjoy pocket PCs that will offer the Windows on ARM (Windows on Snapdragon) platform.

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Possible Topjoy Falcon 2. (Image source: Notebook Italia)
Possible Topjoy Falcon 2. (Image source: Notebook Italia)
Possible Topjoy Falcon 2. (Image source: Notebook Italia)
Possible Topjoy Falcon 2. (Image source: Notebook Italia)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05- 4 (Update: 2019-05- 4)