Author Topic: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?  (Read 3108 times)

mickael28 (OP)

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2017, 09:21:53 pm »
I had a look at the pagefile size Windows decided to set on my Win and it's only 256MB... which means in the 5 weeks I've had it I never actually needed all 4GB of RAM. That's with gaming, dev/compiling, web browsing, and even running a linux VM while doing the other stuff etc... i.e. more would be useless in most realistic cases on a device of this form factor.

TBH, I've never understood how Windows uses and allocates RAM. When one is researching, comments seem to explain that you won't need more than 8GB in most situations. Well, I had an 8GB high end laptop and my RAM was almost always touching the maximum and doing basic things (mainly browsing (albeit with too many tabs and windows), and spreadsheets), without entering in more multitasking, developing, VMs, etc... I then upgrated to a 32GB RAM laptop and doing the same kind of thing, I've seen RAM going to 13GB used already.

I think I would use a small device in a similar way, as some research takes time and I just put the devices to sleep so that I can carry on next day where I left off. The small factor of this device looked perfect for portability, but I wanted to use it as if I had a 'proper' PC, after all, it's priced like one.

If there's nothing else in the market (or plans to release something slightly with higher specs), pretty sure I'll end up buying this one. But I think I'll wait a little bit to see if there's some movement in the arena of mini portable PCS upto 7".

AVahne

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Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2017, 02:18:03 am »
It was mentioned before, but if you're just looking for a Palmtop/UMPC for work stuff like spreadsheets, why not get the GPD Pocket? It'll have a 1080p screen at 7 inches so you'll have the resolution you want and will be able to see your numbers easier plus you'll have better keyboard for doing work on.

mickael28 (OP)

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2017, 11:00:43 pm »
Having the buttons built-in would be useful as well, even if that's not the main purpose for some of us, but still useful for those times when one feels like playing a little.

I found something similar to what I had in mind, it seems another project in kickstarter. The specs are too good in paper!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smachteam/smach-z-the-handheld-gaming-pc

nmkd

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Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2017, 02:36:03 pm »
Having the buttons built-in would be useful as well, even if that's not the main purpose for some of us, but still useful for those times when one feels like playing a little.

I found something similar to what I had in mind, it seems another project in kickstarter. The specs are too good in paper!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smachteam/smach-z-the-handheld-gaming-pc
The Smach Z is legit, but something about it seems weird.

Read my reddit post about it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/smachz/comments/5pgkbr/some_numbers_about_the_smach_z_and_the_chipset/


//Sent from my glorious OnePlus X


mickael28 (OP)

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2017, 05:18:37 pm »
The Smach Z is legit, but something about it seems weird.

I see what you mean. Yes, it seems there's something strange. I guess one cannot really tell until a retail unit is finally shipped and then check the results. A little bit tricky to trust all the information in these startup campaigns...

We will see. I think if I find a good offer I might even get the GPD Win at some point.

CrazyCoder

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2017, 06:44:49 pm »
BTW, Smach Z has been delayed till September, 2017.

nmkd

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Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2017, 07:47:47 pm »
The Smach Z is legit, but something about it seems weird.

I see what you mean. Yes, it seems there's something strange. I guess one cannot really tell until a retail unit is finally shipped and then check the results. A little bit tricky to trust all the information in these startup campaigns...

We will see. I think if I find a good offer I might even get the GPD Win at some point.
The main problem is the fact that with the official specs, the battery would last less like 40 mins.

//Sent from my glorious OnePlus X

Kilrah

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2017, 08:00:12 pm »
I don't see any official technical spec about the battery, all they say is "5 hours battery life".
Still not plausible, but...

mickael28 (OP)

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2017, 08:44:10 am »
Hey, and in this age, where price of RAM and storage is quite affordable. If they were just going to create a single configuration of the device, is there a technical reason why the GPD WIN didn't come with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM instead?

Or was it purely to keep costs down, by just a few $?

Willburn

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2017, 05:07:35 pm »
Hey, and in this age, where price of RAM and storage is quite affordable. If they were just going to create a single configuration of the device, is there a technical reason why the GPD WIN didn't come with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM instead?

Or was it purely to keep costs down, by just a few $?

Most likely a strategic decision.
They need something they can upgrade for the GPD Win 2 I would speculate  ;)

mickael28 (OP)

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2017, 08:00:56 pm »
Most likely a strategic decision.
They need something they can upgrade for the GPD Win 2 I would speculate  ;)

That's what I thought at the beginning, but apparently, they're not planning on creating any new version? or you mean, like in 1 year or so, "suddenly" they'll see that improved hardware is a possibility for a v2 pro version?

Willburn

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2017, 11:02:20 pm »
Yea, I'm pretty sure they will take their time with it.
If they would have made an announcement for a v2 I think a lot of people would have not bought the v1 or invested in the kickstarter.

shinkamui

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Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2017, 10:20:12 pm »
Kind of surprised they didn't come out the gate with the revision being an 8700, and making a pro model then with 8750's, 8gigs of ram, 128gig emmcs.   You're not deprecating peoples investments, but at the same time, you're offering a pretty nice spec bump for enthusiasts at maybe a 100$ premium.  Would have been a nice little profit for them.

Maniac

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2017, 03:39:08 pm »
Obviously a 1080p screen would be useless for games, but it likely wouldn't reduce performance either as long as you use the same lower resolutions as now with the 720p screen...

The point was for other uses, but for that it's useless too since the interface would be so tiny you'd have to use scaling to ring back things to manageable sizes and thus nullify the benefits.

Umm, these are LCD screens. They are fixed pixel. Anything but native or doubled (halved) resolution looks horrid.


Also, regarding the PGS, it's still "being worked on":
http://blog.pgslab.com/

Smoker1

Re: Is there a plan to release a pro version: 8GB RAM, Full HD, ...?
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2017, 08:19:59 pm »
Anyone know if this Device is Legit? Sounds pretty good
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smach-z-the-handheld-gaming-pc-games#/

Best part, it will allow for the User to Upgrade it. 2 Versions
Normal: 64GB Storage with 4GB RAM
Pro: 128GB Storage with 8GB RAM.
It will not have a USB 3.0 Port, only a Type C Port. But I have found a few Hubs that have 3 Ports and a Charging Port to Charge the Device.
Can anyone make a comparison to the GPD Win? Better, worse or even matched?

 

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