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Author Topic: GPD Win Buyers Guide  (Read 23483 times)

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #60 on: December 23, 2016, 01:04:13 am »
No, changing the resistors in case you have one of the crashing units.
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Macatron (OP)

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2016, 01:35:15 am »
No, changing the resistors in case you have one of the crashing units.

Ah, gotcha. So, just so I understand this issue correctly, it only effected the original backer units right? The new ones you have in stock are free of this issue? Thanks!

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2016, 09:30:54 am »
No, changing the resistors in case you have one of the crashing units.

Ah, gotcha. So, just so I understand this issue correctly, it only effected the original backer units right? The new ones you have in stock are free of this issue? Thanks!

Correct. The ones we'll have are the new tested ones.

But someone (from Germany) contacted me and asked whether something like that would be possible, as the only other solution he had was paying 120 EUR shipping costs to ship it back to China.
Shipping it to me would be a lot faster and cheaper (about 5 EUR), so that fix makes sense :)
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EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2016, 11:50:22 am »
And finally, the new units have arrived and are in stock again :D

No more waiting time :)
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Macatron (OP)

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2016, 11:53:41 am »
No, changing the resistors in case you have one of the crashing units.

Ah, gotcha. So, just so I understand this issue correctly, it only effected the original backer units right? The new ones you have in stock are free of this issue? Thanks!

Correct. The ones we'll have are the new tested ones.

But someone (from Germany) contacted me and asked whether something like that would be possible, as the only other solution he had was paying 120 EUR shipping costs to ship it back to China.
Shipping it to me would be a lot faster and cheaper (about 5 EUR), so that fix makes sense :)

Cool, thanks! :D

Macatron (OP)

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #65 on: December 26, 2016, 03:07:23 pm »
The polling issue has officially been fixed with a firmware update! Merry Christmas! :D

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-windows-devices/updated-version-of-gpd-win-gamepad-manual-(v21)/new/#new
« Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 03:18:00 pm by Macatron »

DiegoSLTS

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2017, 03:40:26 am »
I just bought it from GeekBuying at the current price of $360 (with a discount and includes a free case) and I used a -$15 coupon. I live in Argentina and used EMS for shipping (it costs $36.12), so I payed $380.12 for everything but I'll porbably have to pay some taxes here too.

I'll update everyone with any news.

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2017, 12:43:28 am »
Just a quick update:
The biggest change of the revised version of the GPD Win is the DPad: It will get a better silicone mat (though we don't know yet if it's really better - GPD said so, but I'd wait for some tests :))

Anyone who bought a unit at my shop will get the new silicon mat for free, if he wants to.
Just send me a mail with your order number or name ([email protected])

And if you send us your unit, we'll modify it for free (except for shipping costs when living outside of Germany). However, if you're fine with your DPad, there's no need to do that.
I haven't used the new mat yet, so I have no idea if it's really better or not.
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andyb911

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2017, 02:24:29 pm »
Unfortunately not providing a positive story or site from which to purchase... but after 2 months of waiting for gearbest to deliver, today canceled my order and asked for a refund.  Should have done it weeks ago.

Perhaps I was unlucky, but was strung along with a slew of implausible excuses.  So think twice before ordering from them.

Should have been patient and waited for Ed to have them in stock...

Alien Grey

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2017, 05:25:58 am »
Unfortunately not providing a positive story or site from which to purchase... but after 2 months of waiting for gearbest to deliver, today canceled my order and asked for a refund.  Should have done it weeks ago.

Perhaps I was unlucky, but was strung along with a slew of implausible excuses.  So think twice before ordering from them.

Should have been patient and waited for Ed to have them in stock...

 My GPD Win from GearBest is still not delivered but I can't blame them. I don't know what the problem is and it makes me angry. I don't know if it's customs that doesn't want to release it or BPost that doesn't want to deliver it. If I've got to ask for a refund because of this it's probably going to be the end of the GPD story for me.  :(
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Alien Grey

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2017, 09:53:18 am »
Well.. I've got my GPD Win from GearBest. It was held by customs and I had to pay ?94.16 for customs clearance.
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andyb911

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2017, 12:55:32 pm »
Unfortunately not providing a positive story or site from which to purchase... but after 2 months of waiting for gearbest to deliver, today canceled my order and asked for a refund.  Should have done it weeks ago.

Perhaps I was unlucky, but was strung along with a slew of implausible excuses.  So think twice before ordering from them.

Should have been patient and waited for Ed to have them in stock...

 My GPD Win from GearBest is still not delivered but I can't blame them. I don't know what the problem is and it makes me angry. I don't know if it's customs that doesn't want to release it or BPost that doesn't want to deliver it. If I've got to ask for a refund because of this it's probably going to be the end of the GPD story for me.  :(

With my refund, I ordered from Dragonbox and received it 2 days later!  Obviously its more expensive, but the duty is paid so no roulette there, and easier for any support issues.

Ed - please let us all know when you receive the new dpad silicons and how they differ.  Thanks.

monstercameron

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2017, 05:29:48 pm »
Is the new batch ready yet?


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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #73 on: January 25, 2017, 09:51:35 pm »
My Win was ordered from Geekbuying in mid December, just received it yesterday.
Is there an easy way to tell what "version" you have? I read a post from one user stating he got the newest one because it had a Steam shortcut on the desktop and an HDMI plug. The one I received had the shortcut but no plug.

DiegoSLTS

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2017, 02:11:21 am »
My Win was ordered from Geekbuying in mid December, just received it yesterday.
Is there an easy way to tell what "version" you have? I read a post from one user stating he got the newest one because it had a Steam shortcut on the desktop and an HDMI plug. The one I received had the shortcut but no plug.
I think the new version has a matte shell: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-windows-devices/major-improvements-of-gpd-win-after-january-10-2017/msg160123/#msg160123

Alien Grey

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #75 on: January 26, 2017, 07:58:14 am »
I think I've got one from the same batch as ED. It has the glossy look and uses the Samsung drive. Advanced settings are still available in the BIOS. It's probably the version you would like to buy because the latest batch seem to come with a slower Toshiba drive and a crippled BIOS. The dpad is supposed to be working better on the latest batch but I don't know how because it works just fine on my GPD Win.
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Willburn

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2017, 08:16:38 am »
I think I've got one from the same batch as ED. It has the glossy look and uses the Samsung drive. Advanced settings are still available in the BIOS. It's probably the version you would like to buy because the latest batch seem to come with a slower Toshiba drive and a crippled BIOS. The dpad is supposed to be working better on the latest batch but I don't know how because it works just fine on my GPD Win.

I prefer having the "older" version as well. Temperatures were never a problem for me on my devices.
And for the mats, I will just get the new replacement mats from ED since he promised to give them out for free to his customers.

Alien Grey

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #77 on: January 26, 2017, 08:22:15 am »
I think I've got one from the same batch as ED. It has the glossy look and uses the Samsung drive. Advanced settings are still available in the BIOS. It's probably the version you would like to buy because the latest batch seem to come with a slower Toshiba drive and a crippled BIOS. The dpad is supposed to be working better on the latest batch but I don't know how because it works just fine on my GPD Win.

I prefer having the "older" version as well. Temperatures were never a problem for me on my devices.
And for the mats, I will just get the new replacement mats from ED since he promised to give them out for free to his customers.

It's possible that mine already use the new mats because it's super soft to push the dpad. I've got no other device to compare it with so I don't really know. Maybe ED does.
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monstercameron

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #78 on: January 27, 2017, 05:57:13 pm »
https://youtu.be/Sc8ZtHy1ZoM
Seems that it has a few minor tweaks her and there, the question now is, where can I buy the new version?


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Willburn

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2017, 08:05:59 pm »
It's possible that mine already use the new mats because it's super soft to push the dpad. I've got no other device to compare it with so I don't really know. Maybe ED does.

What you are describing sounds more like the old "mushy" keymatts. The new ones are said to have a rather snappy feel.

 

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