Author Topic: GPD Win Buyers Guide  (Read 21436 times)

Macatron (OP)

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Re: Best & Most Reliable Place to Purchase a GPD Win
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2016, 08:06:28 pm »
Just a quick update:
I did manage to get a bootable USB stick... but as it was an old stick, it was slow as hell, and working with it often caused Windows to lock up because of USB3 driver errors.

So I figured out it's faster just using the normal GPD Win OS, installing FurBench for a 20min burn-in test and then reflash the full system (which is nice, as GPD also included other test-tools there, so I can test even more of the system :D)

2 out of 10 units had the 3D issue, so it's not as bad as many thought.
(This is from the first batch - GPD is testing all units from the next batch themselves!)

If anyone bought from me and has the 3D issue: I now have tested replacement units, so we can exchange them anytime.

And the next batch should hopefully arrive end of this or early next week :)

That's awesome news! Thanks for posting up! :D I'm really happy to hear that GPD is taking this 3D issue seriously, and uping their quality control. Definitely a positive sign!

Willburn

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Re: Best & Most Reliable Place to Purchase a GPD Win
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2016, 09:34:36 am »
Just a quick update:
I did manage to get a bootable USB stick... but as it was an old stick, it was slow as hell, and working with it often caused Windows to lock up because of USB3 driver errors.

So I figured out it's faster just using the normal GPD Win OS, installing FurBench for a 20min burn-in test and then reflash the full system (which is nice, as GPD also included other test-tools there, so I can test even more of the system :D)

2 out of 10 units had the 3D issue, so it's not as bad as many thought.
(This is from the first batch - GPD is testing all units from the next batch themselves!)

If anyone bought from me and has the 3D issue: I now have tested replacement units, so we can exchange them anytime.

And the next batch should hopefully arrive end of this or early next week :)

Thanks ED, that really puts me at ease about my first batch order :)
I guess I was one of the lucky ones who got one of the 8/10 working devices!

Faust

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Re: Best & Most Reliable Place to Purchase a GPD Win
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2016, 01:17:29 pm »
This thread isn't really fair, How you supposed to know if a shop is good if no one never buy anything from?

I'm French and we are really few here, but lots of French customers buy stuff from Belchine, and they aren't on Dingoonity.

You should change the title into something appropriated.

Macatron (OP)

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Re: Best & Most Reliable Place to Purchase a GPD Win
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2016, 01:29:53 pm »
This thread isn't really fair, How you supposed to know if a shop is good if no one never buy anything from?

I'm French and we are really few here, but lots of French customers buy stuff from Belchine, and they aren't on Dingoonity.

You should change the title into something appropriated.

I'm not really sure I understand what you're trying to say. This poll included Belchine, so anyone that has purchased one through them could've simply voted for them and left a reply detailing their experience.

As for the title, I thought it was pretty clear as to what the thread was all about. I'm also confused on how this isn't fair. It's a simple poll thread where people can vote for a reliable place to purchase a GPD Win and also talk about their experiences (good or bad). I created this thread because so many people were getting jerked around with a lot of the Chinese companies that were selling them. Also, a lot of people that wanted to buy one were hesitant to do so because they didn't know a reliable place to purchase one.

Am I missing something?

Faust

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Re: Best & Most Reliable Place to Purchase a GPD Win
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2016, 01:59:21 pm »
This thread isn't really fair, How you supposed to know if a shop is good if no one never buy anything from?

I'm French and we are really few here, but lots of French customers buy stuff from Belchine, and they aren't on Dingoonity.

You should change the title into something appropriated.

I'm not really sure I understand what you're trying to say. This poll included Belchine, so anyone that has purchased one through them could've simply voted for them and left a reply detailing their experience.

As for the title, I thought it was pretty clear as to what the thread was all about. I'm also confused on how this isn't fair. It's a simple poll thread where people can vote for a reliable place to purchase a GPD Win and also talk about their experiences (good or bad). I created this thread because so many people were getting jerked around with a lot of the Chinese companies that were selling them. Also, a lot of people that wanted to buy one were hesitant to do so because they didn't know a reliable place to purchase one.

Am I missing something?
" Best and more reliable " it means that if someone doesn't vote for a shop, it means it's not reliable and worthy? To me I read it like this.

Adding a shop to that poll doesn't mean that it is reliable, it's a comparison, in your poll some of those shop are really so-so, but still get more vote than a reliable shop because no foreign people never ordered from it.

I don't blame your poll or people that doesn't order from it, is just that it's missleading.

If I only read your Poll with that title, Belchine is the worst shop to order ever.

It's not true and somemore open-consoles' forum (big French forum) has a partnership with Belchine, and lots of customers on it (that aren't here) can prove it.

Macatron (OP)

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Re: Best & Most Reliable Place to Purchase a GPD Win
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2016, 02:13:58 pm »
This thread isn't really fair, How you supposed to know if a shop is good if no one never buy anything from?

I'm French and we are really few here, but lots of French customers buy stuff from Belchine, and they aren't on Dingoonity.

You should change the title into something appropriated.

I'm not really sure I understand what you're trying to say. This poll included Belchine, so anyone that has purchased one through them could've simply voted for them and left a reply detailing their experience.

As for the title, I thought it was pretty clear as to what the thread was all about. I'm also confused on how this isn't fair. It's a simple poll thread where people can vote for a reliable place to purchase a GPD Win and also talk about their experiences (good or bad). I created this thread because so many people were getting jerked around with a lot of the Chinese companies that were selling them. Also, a lot of people that wanted to buy one were hesitant to do so because they didn't know a reliable place to purchase one.

Am I missing something?
" Best and more reliable " it means that if someone doesn't vote for a shop, it means it's not reliable and worthy? To me I read it like this.

Adding a shop to that poll doesn't mean that it is reliable, it's a comparison, in your poll some of those shop are really so-so, but still get more vote than a reliable shop because no foreign people never ordered from it.

I don't blame your poll or people that doesn't order from it, is just that it's missleading.

If I only read your Poll with that title, Belchine is the worst shop to order ever.

It's not true and somemore open-consoles' forum (big French forum) has a partnership with Belchine, and lots of customers on it (that aren't here) can prove it.

Ah, I see what your saying. If someone were to simply look at the poll results, like you said, they're not going to know that Belchine or MiComputer are reliable too. I recently emailed MiComputer a while back to inquire about shipping charges to the US, and the rep that took care of my question was extremely helpful.

I'll see if I can find a better way to word the thread title to better reflect this. :)

Faust

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Re: Best & Most Reliable Place to Purchase a GPD Win
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2016, 02:23:48 pm »
This thread isn't really fair, How you supposed to know if a shop is good if no one never buy anything from?

I'm French and we are really few here, but lots of French customers buy stuff from Belchine, and they aren't on Dingoonity.

You should change the title into something appropriated.

I'm not really sure I understand what you're trying to say. This poll included Belchine, so anyone that has purchased one through them could've simply voted for them and left a reply detailing their experience.

As for the title, I thought it was pretty clear as to what the thread was all about. I'm also confused on how this isn't fair. It's a simple poll thread where people can vote for a reliable place to purchase a GPD Win and also talk about their experiences (good or bad). I created this thread because so many people were getting jerked around with a lot of the Chinese companies that were selling them. Also, a lot of people that wanted to buy one were hesitant to do so because they didn't know a reliable place to purchase one.

Am I missing something?
" Best and more reliable " it means that if someone doesn't vote for a shop, it means it's not reliable and worthy? To me I read it like this.

Adding a shop to that poll doesn't mean that it is reliable, it's a comparison, in your poll some of those shop are really so-so, but still get more vote than a reliable shop because no foreign people never ordered from it.

I don't blame your poll or people that doesn't order from it, is just that it's missleading.

If I only read your Poll with that title, Belchine is the worst shop to order ever.

It's not true and somemore open-consoles' forum (big French forum) has a partnership with Belchine, and lots of customers on it (that aren't here) can prove it.

Ah, I see what your saying. If someone were to simply look at the poll results, like you said, they're not going to know that Belchine or MiComputer are reliable too. I recently emailed MiComputer a while back to inquire about shipping charges to the US, and the rep that took care of my question was extremely helpful.

I'll see if I can find a better way to word the thread title to better reflect this. :)
Thanks pal, glad you understand!

Macatron (OP)

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2016, 02:59:58 pm »
It was recently pointed out to me that the original title of this thread was a little misleading, so I modified my original post as well as the thread title to better reflect how this poll is being used.

Sorry if this was confusing for anyone else. Please keep the votes and comments coming in! :D

DiegoSLTS

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2016, 04:11:37 pm »
Anyone from Argentina has a GPD Win?

AVahne

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2016, 05:00:12 pm »
To the people  reading this thread to find a good place to buy from, whatever you do, avoid DinoDirect. Mine likely won't arrive until sometime next year and I won't even know whether or not it's a broken unit.
I have no experience with Belchine and microcomputers, but I only hear good things about them. I wholeheartedly recommend DragonBox though. Prices are higher, but it's worth it for the customer service.
Buying a final batch Pandora was a very pleasant experience (though mine arrived with an unexpected defective charging port; mini USB still works so no biggy and ED was helpful in trying to find the sourve of the problem, within reason). How many retailers do you know who will not only make separate listings for units with no battery and a discount so that importers won't have to pay insanely high shipping costs, but will also painstakingly make separate listings for slightly defective but heavily discounted units (and battery-less versions of each) so that people who have always wanted a Pandora but couldn't afford one could get one for a cheaper price?
« Last Edit: December 09, 2016, 05:01:56 pm by AVahne »

Alien Grey

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2016, 02:57:20 pm »
My GPD Win that it ordered from GearBest shipped today.  :)
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Macatron (OP)

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2016, 09:44:17 pm »
To the people  reading this thread to find a good place to buy from, whatever you do, avoid DinoDirect. Mine likely won't arrive until sometime next year and I won't even know whether or not it's a broken unit.
I have no experience with Belchine and microcomputers, but I only hear good things about them. I wholeheartedly recommend DragonBox though. Prices are higher, but it's worth it for the customer service.
Buying a final batch Pandora was a very pleasant experience (though mine arrived with an unexpected defective charging port; mini USB still works so no biggy and ED was helpful in trying to find the sourve of the problem, within reason). How many retailers do you know who will not only make separate listings for units with no battery and a discount so that importers won't have to pay insanely high shipping costs, but will also painstakingly make separate listings for slightly defective but heavily discounted units (and battery-less versions of each) so that people who have always wanted a Pandora but couldn't afford one could get one for a cheaper price?

Thanks so much for taking time to share your experiences! That's what makes this thread so helpful. :D

SNi

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2016, 09:14:25 pm »
I ordered from DinoDirect 11/29 and received (U.S.) approx. 3 weeks later. I was happy, since I wasn't expecting it any faster. Had two issues (inc non-working Windows activation key), I emailed them and had a response within 6 hours and all was good...
SNi

Please vote for the company you've purchased from if you feel like you had a good experience.

SNi

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2016, 10:11:55 pm »
Make that ordered 10/29 and received 3 weeks later... Sorry for the typo.
SNi

I ordered from DinoDirect 11/29 and received (U.S.) approx. 3 weeks later. I was happy, since I wasn't expecting it any faster. Had two issues (inc non-working Windows activation key), I emailed them and had a response within 6 hours and all was good...
SNi

Please vote for the company you've purchased from if you feel like you had a good experience.

xportpnoy

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2016, 03:16:08 am »
hey everyone,
I ordered my GPD Win from Geekbuying on 12/10/16, and they manage to ship it within 3 days. As of 12/16/2016 its in Sort facility in HK Int'l airport. I'll keep you guys updated for the people thats planning to buy from them. Patiently waiting from California, USA.

Cheers,
XP

Macatron (OP)

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2016, 03:29:03 am »
hey everyone,
I ordered my GPD Win from Geekbuying on 12/10/16, and they manage to ship it within 3 days. As of 12/16/2016 its in Sort facility in HK Int'l airport. I'll keep you guys updated for the people thats planning to buy from them. Patiently waiting from California, USA.

Cheers,
XP

Wow, that's really fast for them from what I've seen. I hope you receive your order soon! :D

AVahne

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2016, 03:02:06 pm »
I ordered from DinoDirect 11/29 and received (U.S.) approx. 3 weeks later. I was happy, since I wasn't expecting it any faster. Had two issues (inc non-working Windows activation key), I emailed them and had a response within 6 hours and all was good...
SNi

Please vote for the company you've purchased from if you feel like you had a good experience.

Did you pay for DHL or something?
I order on September 5th and I'm still waiting.

xportpnoy

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2016, 07:01:16 am »
hey everyone,
I ordered my GPD Win from Geekbuying on 12/10/16, and they manage to ship it within 3 days. As of 12/16/2016 its in Sort facility in HK Int'l airport. I'll keep you guys updated for the people thats planning to buy from them. Patiently waiting from California, USA.

Cheers,
XP

Wow, that's really fast for them from what I've seen. I hope you receive your order soon! :D

Its scary fast actually lol... As of right now 12/19/16 it just made it to Los Angeles for custom clearance.

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2016, 10:39:51 pm »
Sorry for the late reply to this thread. Pre-Christmas time is always horror for an online shop (DragonBox Shop, in case someone doesn't know).

We should've received more GPD Wins 2 weeks ago, but DHL Express sent them back to the sender (GPD), probably because there were too many batteries in the full shipment.

GPD resent the package (with less units) and it's already in Germany this time so it should arrive tomorrow.
Finally!

Another thing I want to do is taking a look at the graphics chip fix of the first production run.
From what I've seen from videos and pictures, it looks like a simple fix which we can easily do.

If that turns out to be true, I'll offer that fix for 10 EUR (+ shipping costs) for everyone who needs it.
That means: You send your GPD Win here, we fix it and send it back, for 10 EUR and the shipping costs.

I had the idea as some of my customers contacted me and asked whether I could do that, as they got it through Indiegogo and just paying to ship it back to GPD would've cost 120 EUR.

Of course, this is only really useful if you're living within Europe, as otherwise, shipping costs to me would also be insanely high, but I hope that at least this is hopeful for some of you who got it through Indiegogo and don't want to pay the high shipping costs to GPD.

I'll keep you updated!
I'm evil.

Macatron (OP)

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2016, 12:08:37 am »
Sorry for the late reply to this thread. Pre-Christmas time is always horror for an online shop (DragonBox Shop, in case someone doesn't know).

We should've received more GPD Wins 2 weeks ago, but DHL Express sent them back to the sender (GPD), probably because there were too many batteries in the full shipment.

GPD resent the package (with less units) and it's already in Germany this time so it should arrive tomorrow.
Finally!

Another thing I want to do is taking a look at the graphics chip fix of the first production run.
From what I've seen from videos and pictures, it looks like a simple fix which we can easily do.

If that turns out to be true, I'll offer that fix for 10 EUR (+ shipping costs) for everyone who needs it.
That means: You send your GPD Win here, we fix it and send it back, for 10 EUR and the shipping costs.

I had the idea as some of my customers contacted me and asked whether I could do that, as they got it through Indiegogo and just paying to ship it back to GPD would've cost 120 EUR.

Of course, this is only really useful if you're living within Europe, as otherwise, shipping costs to me would also be insanely high, but I hope that at least this is hopeful for some of you who got it through Indiegogo and don't want to pay the high shipping costs to GPD.

I'll keep you updated!

What graphics chip fix are you referring to exactly? Are you talking about adding the copper shim to reduce overall system temperatures? If so, I think just about everyone would like to have that done to their GPD Win. :) If this is what you're referring to, would you be up for doing this on a unit before shipping it out for a new purchase? Obviously for an additional charge. :D Thanks!

 

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