I feel like we are not understanding each other. I am telling you that I use the mouse mode for my work and for using Windows in general and you are giving me the most ridiculous examples of applications in which GPD''s mouse implementation sucks the most. Of course graphic designers will not use the mouse mode. To be fair, I would be rather surprised if they try using GPD Win for graphics work in the first place considering it's tiny size and resolution.
Well, that's why it got HDMI port, bro, you can actually plug it to bigger screen if needed and take your works on the go.
You don't work all out on the go anyway.
But you probably take notes and scribbles or doodles, and then you can finish up at home/office with larger monitor, proper keyboard and mouse.
I don't think anyone would even do all-out spreadsheet works strictly just on this device either.
If you hate it, you really don't have to use it, the whole point of having a switch is to use the mode that is most useful to you in a given situation, but why would you possibly say that it cripples the usage of the Win?
Since it already got a touchscreen?
And what kind of a person would even consider using the mouse mode for CS:GO? This is the most stupid idea. There is a switch, switch to the X-input, use that.
Obviously the mouse mode was intended to use for FPS games that don't support xinput. Hence, the dpad changes into wasd keys when you switch it to mouse mode.
COD4 don't support xinput obviously.
Most PC FPS aren't meant to be played with a gamepad.
In the end x-input or not, try to survive VS people playing the game with m/kb.
Leave the mouse mode for use with Windows and MS-Office. It''s like talking about using a hammer to put in a screw. Obviously if you talk about a hammer''s usefulness in putting screws into things, it will sound useless. You should use right tools for the job.
The better analogy is this device attempted to bring 3 kinds of hammer, one is red, one is black and the other one is yellow. They all serve the same purpose : to put the nails in.
Yeah probably some people like the red color and the other guy liked the black ones. The yellow one, altough it's obsolete you bring it to put in the nails too. When you want to put the nails in, you got confused on which one you should use, although either any of the 3 hammers would suffice. And in this analogy I'm talking about the average joes. Not tech enthusiast.
What I'm saying is, the device have touchscreen for more serious works. I did doodles on the win using artrage if you're curious and obviously a stylus on the touchscreen, or even finger works better than the mousemode.
I'm using spreadsheets on the go with the stylus, definitely a better solution than the mousemode for serious works. But as been said earlier, I'm not intending to use it as a full blown writing or spreadsheet machine either.
"Some people out there are probably using the Win daily without the fan switched on"
Some people out there wear thermally insulated gloves when using their electronics. Not many, probably, but there are bound to be some. My point is that the argument is that "there are some people" is a bad argument. We have 7 billion people here. There are some people for a whole variety of crazy second parts of that sentence.
The most vocal type of people in forums like this are enthusiasts.
Not the kind of people you would meet everyday. There seems to be a lot of us here, but have you even notice how many numbers of people participating in this forum? Probably couple of hundreds.
Streamlining the device for wider, mainstream audience definitely will help on the development side. And confusing them with all the switches and redundant options (i.e. confusing them) is not a good solution.
Moreover, why do you have such a hatred of fans in the first place?
Lol, as I said earlier... it's a suggestion.
I don't hate the fan, it's just that currently it's more of an afterthought, "duct-tape" solution from the GPD team. THAT'S what I hate. Not the fan itself.
It wasn't carefully designed, or thoroughly tested and getting more options from the case itself.
I'm starting to wonder why you seem take it so personally.
"With that space the fan occupied currently, they can add so much more. Like, for one, battery size and capacity." - firstly, battery size and capacity here are the same thing unless you are trying to say that removing the fan would not only free up physical space within the device but also would allow a higher amount of energy to be stored per gram of battery.
Secondly, removing a fan would cripple the device, making it nearly useless as it will overheat on any 3D game.
So why are people still buying those fanless tablets btw?
I for one, opted for GPD Win only because I liked the built in keyboard + gamepad.
Before this device came out I stalked OpenPandora for quite awhile, but then GPD came up with better solution, with better OS. It's not perfect, hence the suggestions, but currently it's good.
About USB-C - personally I like it more because you can plug it in either way.
As I said, USB C is perhaps the future. But currently it isn't and there're tons of redundant USB C features. For example, who use the display feature in the USB C port? I know a guy who did an experiment outputting the display from the USB C port, but I wouldn't bet that'll be his everyday solution to have external monitor output.
If you were to remove the fan, you would have to compensate for it with huge re-engineering of the entire device
EXACTLY. I won't mind similar spec, but with better design and careful engineering.
They collected about 2 millions (1000% from 200k goal) for the GPD pocket, I guess it's safe to say that their campaign has been successful, they have more funds to get better designs and engineering, and more time to carefully design and engineer the unit. They're not constrained by delivery deadlines anymore, at least for GPD Win 2.
THAT'S what I'm trying to say.