Author Topic: Smart to buy the GPD XD Plus now?  (Read 1540 times)

The_Guy222 (OP)

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Smart to buy the GPD XD Plus now?
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:50:12 am »
Hi,

I almost bought a GPD XD when I heard about them in 2016, but I didn't (to my regret).

Now that the plus is coming out, I think this might be a good time to get into it. With the pre-order bonuses, it is nice to shave $10 off the price.

But GPD quality-control is known to be hit-and-miss, and I worry about getting burned as an 'early adopter.'

On the other hand, this is a second-generation device (with new processor architecture though).

Should I pre-order with the slight discount to also get it earliest, or wait down the line in case there are QC problems? Or is it a gamble with any batch of the device?

Also, I kinda want a blue or red one, but who knows when/if they will be ready. Do those colours distract from the screen when you are playing games/movies?

I need to play h265 encoded videos on the go, and my existing phone (Snapdragon 650) won't cut it. If the XD Plus can play 10-bit HEVC-encoded video, it would be valuable for me to purchase now.

PsyOps

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Re: Smart to buy the GPD XD Plus now?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 01:03:09 am »
I think the release is being delayed because of problems. My advice from the info I have received from GPD is: Wait.

dreamesper

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Re: Smart to buy the GPD XD Plus now?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 01:51:56 am »
I'm going to find out more information this evening about it...

The_Guy222 (OP)

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Re: Smart to buy the GPD XD Plus now?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 05:59:17 am »
Thanks for your advice. I'm holding off for the time being.

Maybe my Redmi Note 3 can serve for my interim gaming needs. Anyone know of any clamp-on game pads for it, lol  ;D

The_Guy222 (OP)

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Re: Smart to buy the GPD XD Plus now?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 10:20:54 am »
Update: I just spent $84 CAD on stands, cases, and controllers for my mobile phone to allow me to game on it.

Hopefully this tides me over until March/April or whenever the XD plus is safe to buy. (Which would cost $230 CAD)

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Re: Smart to buy the GPD XD Plus now?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 03:32:50 pm »
In my phone I just use my old DS3 controller with a chinese gameklip. Perfect combo for me-
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