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Author Topic: GPD WIN - Poll  (Read 18884 times)

Panja

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2016, 12:29:48 pm »
No interest has my vote.
I love my XD, maybe the XD2 will do the trick for me.
But for now I'm pretty happy with the device I have.

barai

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2016, 12:35:45 pm »
Chose not to back it, interested but will wait for reviews first.
Pyra coming out soon is tempting, but out of the two leaning more towards Gpd win.

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2016, 01:59:07 pm »
I'm not backing a device on a promise that "we'll add Android later". Had it been a dual-OS device out-of-the-box, or Android only, I'd have backed it.

If you would be happy with an Android only device, then isn't what you are after the XD 2?

Not unless they're planning on putting a keyboard on the XD 2

Oh I see , of course - forgot about that chestnut :)
« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 02:33:23 pm by vcoleiro1 »

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2016, 03:08:48 pm »
Here's a nice pic I found with keyboard labelled, not in color yet, ie the function keys should be blue etc.


dkabot

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2016, 04:27:24 pm »
I've seen some pretty cheap stuff already (WinBook 7", $70, 1GB RAM, Windows...) so my figuring is that the Win can't be worse than that (which was actually pretty okay).

The last time I ran emulators on handhelds were a Dingoo A320 (RIP battery) and some PSPs, so it'll definitely outperform those. Not sure about native games, I know plenty will run but haven't particularly looked into it.

Granted, I'd say most of the want for this is the cool factor (Clamshell Windows? Old tags like UMPC being relevant? Sign me up!) but I'm sure I can come up with something to do on it, even if it's just Steam In-Home Streaming.

(Steam streaming, strangely, works far better for me than any attempts at Moonlight, so there's that.)

businesstron

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2016, 04:41:34 pm »
I backed it myself over a month ago. I'd rather pay $300 now after company bonuses and tax refund then try to pay $500 for it around Christmas.    I'm not planning on using this for any old school gaming though.  I already have a Q9, Nvidia SHield (portable and Tablet) and Classic Pandora for that.    I'm excited to play some low requirement Steam indie games on this.  Stuff like Valids Store, Mercenary Kings, Expendabros, and other metroidvanias and rouge games.   

If it can play stuff like Skyrim or Dark Souls or even emulate Gamecube and PS2 games successfully then that will be a huge bonus for me. If it doesn't i'll still be satisfied as long as the lower requirement stuff works.   


redlemon

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2016, 04:59:02 pm »
I'm excited to play some low requirement Steam indie games on this.  Stuff like Valids Store, Mercenary Kings, Expendabros, and other metroidvanias and rouge games.   

While I haven't backed the win this is my main hope for it as well. (In addition to some VNs). There's a lot of indie games that I would like to play but not necessarily on my monitor or TV. Some have Vita ports but I prefer the clamshell form factor and there's a lot of PC-only indie games designed for a gamepad.

Ronny

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2016, 11:29:11 pm »
The GPD will never make a decent device. There will always be problems or failures in the project.
In this case the GPD WIN the keyboard is ridiculous with those letters in caps giant look, it seems that the keyboard is crying, does not match the unit.
Very ugly.

DarkSki

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2016, 12:38:37 am »
Why does it matter what it looks like ? As long as the device does what it's supposed to do then who cares. That is some very non productive nitpicking as there is obviously another reason that you don't like the device, care to share ?

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2016, 01:50:29 am »
I don't think the letters look ugly at all.   Each to their own I guess


In other news, here's a new pic of the GPD WIN PCB:

In case the image below is broken, here's the source :  http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4513314132


« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 04:04:10 am by vcoleiro1 »

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2016, 03:02:42 am »
Seeing that is like a slap in the face. The CPU socket is right beneath the keyboard's location.
Which also means, the real estate between the joysticks is unused, and they could've moved the menu buttons there without any trouble.
That also means that any heatsink they'll put there will be very thin, and unless it's humongous - it won't dissipate heat properly. I hope they at least have the common sense of increasing its surface area, especially near the tiny holes they call vents.

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2016, 04:18:38 am »
Yeah, not sure whats up there.   I'll say nothing

MOFO

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2016, 05:15:20 am »
No way I'm backing something still in the design stages, would need to at least see some sort of working prototype before giving them my hard earned money.
I like the concept but have reservations about the decisions GPD decided to go with, will wait and see how all this plays out.

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2016, 05:16:31 am »
I think it wont be too long before they have a working prototype. 

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2016, 02:35:59 pm »
It's interesting that the power button is flat and lower than the other keys



Saber

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2016, 03:50:27 pm »
Seeing that is like a slap in the face. The CPU socket is right beneath the keyboard's location.
Which also means, the real estate between the joysticks is unused, and they could've moved the menu buttons there without any trouble.
It's an unknown how yet effective their spread design is at cooling but the heatsink should be relatively sizable since it stands the full height of the upper middle quadrant, "drawing" heat from the low side expansive sheet of metal we saw previously, modestly assisted by that dissipation speaker venting. Being optimistic here.:)

Also, a pic of the XD for comparisons: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLCz4XkUAAAuQ6N.jpg

pantwi

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2016, 05:12:02 pm »
yes, every day. i'm playing on windows devices from a year ago, and i don?t need a keyboard.

if you prefer to play games that requires keyboard, ok, then you need a keyboard, but most games don?t need a keyboard for proper playing. (of course, i'm speaking about gamepad supported. if you have a device with gamepad, why you want to play a game that doesn't support?)

but, as i said, this is my opinion. i prefer a gaming device focussed on gamepad, without keyboard, becuse is really useless for playing.

I definately agree with you. I feel that they should not have added a key board to be honest.
it just takes away from the gamepad.

pantwi

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2016, 05:19:53 pm »
yes, every day. i'm playing on windows devices from a year ago, and i don?t need a keyboard.

if you prefer to play games that requires keyboard, ok, then you need a keyboard, but most games don?t need a keyboard for proper playing. (of course, i'm speaking about gamepad supported. if you have a device with gamepad, why you want to play a game that doesn't support?)

but, as i said, this is my opinion. i prefer a gaming device focussed on gamepad, without keyboard, becuse is really useless for playing.

I definately agree with you. I feel that they should not have added a key board to be honest.
it just takes away from the gamepad.

Maybe should have decided to add an extra attachment and make the keyboard an accessory that gamer can add.
kind of like the keyboard add on for xbox360.

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2016, 06:53:34 pm »
Seeing that is like a slap in the face. The CPU socket is right beneath the keyboard's location.
Which also means, the real estate between the joysticks is unused, and they could've moved the menu buttons there without any trouble.
It's an unknown how yet effective their spread design is at cooling but the heatsink should be relatively sizable since it stands the full height of the upper middle quadrant, "drawing" heat from the low side expansive sheet of metal we saw previously, modestly assisted by that dissipation speaker venting. Being optimistic here.:)

Also, a pic of the XD for comparisons: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLCz4XkUAAAuQ6N.jpg
You see, seeing their previous design, you can tell they're just trying to copy-paste their old heat sink. Look at the heat pipe on the GPD Win's PCB - the golden bar between the analogs - and you you can realize they just rotated their original design 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Also, the speakers aren't going to affect anything more than usual, and they won't even be close to the CPU so it can even be justified design-wise.
However, the GPD Win has a higher power consumption than the GPD XD, so using the same heatsink is probably a pretty bad idea.

My main point, though, was that they could've redesigned their keyboard with ease, and instead they decided not to listen to community input from the get go. I know they only used Indiegogo as an incredibly cheap alternative to a proper pre-order site, but they couldn't even keep the thin veneer of being community funded. It's just annoying.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 06:55:14 pm by Made in China »

Saber

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Re: GPD WIN - Poll
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2016, 11:38:13 pm »
My main point, though, was that they could've redesigned their keyboard with ease, and instead they decided not to listen to community input from the get go. I know they only used Indiegogo as an incredibly cheap alternative to a proper pre-order site, but they couldn't even keep the thin veneer of being community funded. It's just annoying.
It is frustrating but like many products the first is more or less a released prototype. The litmus test for GPD will be what they do after the Win hits the streets and consumers have had a chance to use them. Will constructive feedback be applied next term, or will it be summarily tossed to the third generation? It's a question with an answer a year in the making. Let's hope more positives imbibe the 2015 Edition. 8)

 

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