What is it? The GPD Win Max is a powerful Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible laptop that doubles as a gaming notebook.
What makes it special? It is one of the most powerful netbooks ever built, and perhaps even the most powerful. And it’s gaming-ready thanks to in-built ABXY keys, joysticks and D-pad.
Why should I buy it? The GPD Win Max is a pretty unique proposition in the market right now. It has powerful processor, a capable video subsystem, a Thunderbolt port, plenty of memory and 512GB onboard storage. Even if you don’t want to use it for gaming, it’s a versatile and portable powerhouse. Pair it with three 4K monitors via the Type-C connector, HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 connector.
How much does it cost? The machine is available from Banggood for $770 (about £571/AU$1040) until December 31 when you use code BGDec04a at checkout (make sure to select the CN Warehouse). That’s an extra $136 off the current sale price of $907 and, overall, nets you a not-so-insignificant 15% discount.
What else should we know? It weighs 845g, has a dedicated touchpad, massive 57Wh battery, Gigabit Ethernet port, three USB ports, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and the Intel Core i5-1035G7 CPU has four cores and eight threads. The processor is about 40% faster than the Intel Core i7-8550U, which is a former speed champ.
Any cons? The low screen resolution (1280 x 800 pixels) is a let down, especially at this price. It is a touchscreen, though.
Have you reviewed it? Not yet, but we’ve looked at the Chuwi Minibook, which is a similar product without the bells and whistles.
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Bear in mind
- If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
- If you’ve managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we’ll tip our hat to you.