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GPD Pocket Unboxing Hands-On Preview

GPD Pocket Unboxing Hands-On Preview so I did say that my Atom reviewingdays are completely over however I'm going to make an exception here and thisis for the GPD pocket so this is a pocket-sized 7-inch Windows 10 laptopit's had a lot of interest a lot of people have been asking me to reviewthis one so I've finally given in and said ok yeah we'll check it out eventhough I did say that no more atoms but it will definitely be the last one soit's powered by the Z 8750 it's got 8 gigabytes of RAM 128 gigabytes ofstorage wireless AC apparently has a full metal build on it full size USB 3port and a 1080p 7 inch touchscreen on it so you're probably wondering why I amnot showing the original packaging and why this is a retake here because whathappens as I exposed the CD key which they put right here inside the box forthe world to see now yeah I couldn't post of course edit that out but I feelit's just a bit easier for me to do it this way so I haven't looked at it yet Ijust saw that and thought I'm going to have to redo the video so here we havethe power supply nice and small are us 2 prong of course I'm going to need apower plug adapter for that one and that is rated to 12 volts 2 amps and then atype C to type-c cable and then here of course we have the little laptop if Ican get it out and an instruction manual here there's just outlining the specs ofa day you can see so the battery size is seven thousand milliamp hours so theweight of it is 504 grams which isn't too bad at all definitely a lot heavierthan a mobile phone of course alright so the build of it that looks a lot betterthan the GPD one that I looked at and unboxed so all-metal the top here feelsquite solid in hand on the front this is a little Ridge there to open it up andon the right-hand side we have the ports here so that's apparently thisis an exit vent here for a little fan that's in there just like the wind thatwas also fan cool but it was kind of just blowing hot air around there shouldbe an intake okay there we go on the bottom four rubber feet and type C portmicro HDMI and then we have a coarse 3.5 millimeter headphone jack withmicrophone support by the looks of that logo and then a full-sized USB 3 port Iwhat you can see later on in this video if it will power an external hard drivealong the back here nothing this part looks to be plastic for the antennareception I would say or perhaps as the design choice there and no ports on theleft hand side so it is missing for me one crucial port or slot you could sayand it's a micro SD card slot would have been very handy on this I mean I knowyou do have a hundred and twenty eight gigabytes of storage even so I wouldhave really liked to have had that but so far yeah very portable just have alook now and see how thick it is comes in at eighteen point four onemillimeters that's without the rubber feet there this is the thickest partreally and with the rubber feet 20 millimeters so 20.6 there that isn't badat all so time to open it up and have a look at the inside here so the hinge onthat that's quite stiff but not bad I like to have more of a affirm feelinghinge last thing you want us to be all loose and floppy so the maximum anglewill recline well is actually a lot better than those thought goes almostall the way back you can see there and if you have a look at that keyboard thatactually feels quite good very firm so the build quality so far is impressingme it's a lot better than that wind model so we've got a touch point there Ithink that's what you call them isn't it like the IBM's the Lenovo ThinkPadseries so this acts as like the mouse pointer so using pressure there I'llhave to test it out when I power it on of course then your left and right mousebuttons there I can see a logo here for the microphone but can't see any reallyinput for it'll hole it must be just below perhaps one of these keys herewhich is a little bit awkward so there's may compromise as you can seehere with the keyboard to layout at least this stillfull-sized arrow keys which is going to help of people on a 19-2 game honoredwhatever but there are some keys along here the caps lock is very small shiftkey quite small as well but with this space and real estate they've done apretty good job here actually and we still got shortcuts for the audiocontrols they're print screen which I would like to have and yeah typing onthis of course isn't going to be so good compared to a full-size laptop keyboardshave really had to shrink things down anyway let's power it up and have a lookand see how long it takes to boot up and that screen looks to be fully laminated yeah I think it's safe to say that isfully laminated the screen which is great okay so it did take some time toget to this menu I've got to go through the Windows 10 setup so you can see thea languages we've got here we've got English Spanish French Chinese and thatlooks to be about it well Korean too and the touch screen working so far allright let's run through that set up and we'llhave a look at the device manager free available spaceokay so setup was a little bit slow as it can be that window set up decided toalso download some update so it had to reboot two or three times or somethingand yet was pretty slow there being an atom it's not exactly as fast as theApolo legs either or the core ends so I've just put a couple of files on hereto test out a few things we wanted to show you first the screen which looksreally really good now fully laminated 1080p super sharp and this is 100percent brightness at the moment which looks very good not bad at all and herewe go down to zero percent brightness which to me looks bit to them sorry toobright it should be dimmer really for nighttime use I find that that's goingto be about too bright and it's 25 percent 50 75 then 100 there now you'llnotice that down in the taskbar my wireless AC range is quite poor there soI feel that this is going to probably be the biggest con this is just my firstimpressions here but it looks like because it's a full metal bodya very small device the wireless reception the range is just not reallythat good so far that's going to be my biggest complaint just looking at it sohere I have the device manager just wanted to show you quickly that theinternal storage is a Samsung this is the DJ in b4rhave a look on the internet if you want to find out more information on that andthe wireless is Broadcom wireless AC so it's good to see why less AC on an adamdevice especially at this price range it's got to be wireless AC I feel so wecan at least maximize on those speeds there but again yeah that range is goingto be a little bit concern than just how well is going to be perform I'll tip itout my full review so the process of course is for threads that the z80 750and nothing else really of interested to show you so I am benchmarking that driveand it's just finishing up now so yeah I can see from that that it's e MMC 4.5spec but those speeds dicen those reads are quite good and the Samsung isnormally are so it's not one of those cheaper bwin drives which can sometimescause a few issues so the memory we've got 8 gigabytes of RAM but I've noticeda con and both a a pro here first I'll start with a pro that it's two slotsthere so that means it's going to be dual channel that will help theintegrated graphics however the speed faster supported speed is 1600 megahertzthis is 1066 now normally with these devices on the addams you could go ontothe bias and set higher speeds there so hopefully I'm able to tweak it up to thenext level and will get slightly improved performance there but maybethey've toned it down for a reason for battery life for heat or something likethat and windows have a look and see that it seems to be fully activated andthis is the latest image they are using so the vent on the right side I can feela little bit of air coming out of this so it's definitely doing its job butwhether or not that's going to stop it from thermal throttling I have to checkout later I need to do a lot more in-depth tests gaming and things likethat just to see what's going to happen there but betterheat coming out and I can feel a little bit of heat on the underside - that'stransmitting through the red base now these ports here I have tested this thisis a proper type C port so it's supporting both charging data and thegood thing here display out so that means it can be used as a docking portand with one of these type C hubs this is one I've got here from heaven and itworks well 1080p maximum resolution that's all thatyou can get out of the the cheery trails there so they're not supporting higherresolutions up to 4k like you get with the Apollo Lake so it's a little bit ofa shame they didn't use that CPU in this particular model and just to confirmthat the USB 3 port yes will indeed power a one terabyte external hard drivekeyboard is going to take some time to get used to typing on right now I justdid a typing test before and I noticed the biggest problem for me is the spacebar I've been tapping the track pointer by mistake and it just seems quiteawkward it's very cramped so I would not bewanting to type out a massive novel on this thing that's definitely not goingto work you're going to end up probably throwing this out a window if you dothat but of course they've made compromises understandably with thiskind of size and also the the track pointer is a little fidgety at time nowyou get used to it I'm going to need a bit of practice and I found that alsotrying to click the left and right mouse buttons that sometimes I would end upclicking those two space bars there so the keyboards cramps we don't have atouchpad on here but we have a touchscreen of course however I foundthat it's a little tricky to use because of the size here now I can increase theWindows 10 scaling to help but at the moment with the default scaling where1080p at 7 inches remember that is very small it is a little difficult sometimesto get things to minimize or maximize and overall it's just not as accurateyou're going to have to have two or three attempts at times to click thingsso there are speakers located just down here there is a little grill inside hereand the sound transmitted upwards which is good I mean you're not going to beblocking it if you have to use it on your lap or anything solet's have a listen to how those speakers sound all right so they're atthe tiny attentive base it's almost non-existent but there's a little bitthere meds okay a little bit of treble they're not wonderful sounding speakershowever I will give them this that these speakers sound a lot better than some ofthe tablets I have reviewed that have terrible speakers it's good to see thereare a little bit louder now it comes out to be about 83 decibels now ideally Ilike to see around 90 but I find that for such a small device the speakers aresufficient so it some bad news here when it comes to increasing the RAM speedshere the advanced setting menu and the bias is completely locked out to us sowe're not able to change that right now I've got Linux Manjaro build number 17plugged in right here let's have a look and see if at least I can boot this fromthe boot menu here in the BIOS and yet it looks like it's going to work howeverthe screen is still not displaying the correct way up hopefully that willchange so it took a long time to boot up I'm talking about four or five minutesand this is as far as I've got here the touchscreen is working the pointer alsoworks so that's good news and it looks like there's going to be a few littlesettings and things that need to be tweaked so you're going to have toinvert the screen around and mess about with all of that but it runs it which isthe main thing here there's a quick size comparison so yes it will fit in atleast my large pockets that I have because I'm used to carrying around asix point four inch mobile which is my xiaomi mean max here you can see the GPDpocket isn't really that much bigger of course it's a lot thicker and means it'squite bulky but yeah it is possible to put this in a large jacket pocket orlarge pants have large pockets now look at the internals very well done here Ido like this and this is quite funny to me actuallyto see this on here a copper heat transfer pipe and the cooling fans onsuch a small little device here it looks good they've done a really good job I'mvery pleased with the build quality the internals here you can see the batterycell there which is seven thousand milliamp hours and the hinge screwed inand the dual antennas which go along the bottom here and seem to connect just tothis part here so that is probably explaining why the wireless reception onthis does not seem to be very good at all at least my initial firstimpressions of it are so the GPT pocket clearly isn't a device for everyone it'sa very niche market here tapping into something ultra portable that peoplewant a Windows 10 laptop that they can take anywhere so the design of it is amassive step up from there when the when I had issues with mine and I threw mychallenge on the review because the keyboard just stopped working I justgave up on that and for that's enough and I posted that one back to China toget my refund I didn't like that at all because that can happen to any device ofcourse that you can get lemons out of China but so far this unit is reallygood so the positives build quality is excellent the materials used they travelon the keyboard keys is great no flex it's got a little fan in there and verygood internals the screen fully laminated nice and bright super sharphowever being seven inches I find that sometimes it is a little hard to use itbecause it's just so tiny it's going to take a lot of adapting to get used totyping on this keyboard and using the pointer as well I will probably try anduse touch when I can and then the pointer for the more finer controlsthere at least we do have that option in there design wise we've made a couple ofchoices I don't really understand the biggest being why is there no frontfacing webcam on this I feel for your video calls like Skype good want awebcam on this and it's a real disappointment it doesn't have it so mepersonally it could also do with a micro SD card slot but we've got 128 gigabytesof storage on us but my biggest area of concern so far has to be the wirelessperform the range of it I've noticed to bepretty much terrible it's not that good at all it's struggling other laptops anddevices I have would have at the moment full strength this is only getting onebar and I do believe because it's all that metal design and the fact that theantennas when the lid is up like that are being blocked because it's righthere and having the medal in there that's reducing the reception the signalstrength is dropping and I need to test that out more but really not too happywith that so overall is this a device for you well it depends maybe or someonethat wants a super tiny the world's smallest Windows 10 laptop this is foryou the price as well is another big con I mean this is expensive this is sellingfor about 480 to 500 u.s.
that's a lot of money I feel for a dated atom chipseteven though you do have eight gigabytes of RAM it's got the type C on therethanks a lot for watching this preview here and I do hope to catch you back inthe channel soon with the full review of this model .

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