Forget the Nintendo Switch – for now, at least. While it has the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there’s not much else. For something with a better bang for your buck, check out the GPD Win handheld gaming PC.
The GPD Win is like a Windows 10 laptop, except it’s way smaller (about the size of a 3DS XL). The device is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, comes embedded with a gamepad in its base, has a full QWERTY keyboard, and runs on Windows 10.
Take note, this isn’t some watered-down version of Windows 10; the GPD Win uses the same full 64-bit Windows 10 that your desktop PC runs.
GPD Win specifications
- GPU: Intel HD 405 Graphics 200 MHz (600 MHz max)
- CPU: 64-bit x86 1.60GHz Intel Atom x7 Z8700 or Z8750 (2.40GHz/2.56GHz max )
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Storage: 64GB Built in eMMC storage, MicroSD removable storage (128GB max official support, up to 256GB max unofficial support)
- Screen: 5.5-inch, 720p, H-IPS multi-directional touchscreen, 16:9 ratio
- Audio: High-quality speaker, headphone jack, Realtek ALC5645 audio driver
- Keyboard: 67-button, Four-row QWERTY keyboard
- Game controls: D-pad, 4 face action buttons, 4 shoulder buttons, 2 analog sticks
- Slots: Single microSD slot
- Ports: Micro-USB 3.0 Type C, USB 3.0 Type A, C-type Mini HDMI
- Battery: 6900mAh (listed 6 to 8 hours of gaming)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0
The GPD Win is a surprising piece of tech, especially as a portable gaming device. It’s a pretty decent specced computer in your hands that can play less-intensive AAA games and run a staggering amount of emulators for older gaming systems.