1.    09 Jan 2017 #1
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    Want a 7 inch Windows 10 PC in your pocket?


    GPD is planning to launch a seven-inch Windows 10 laptop that it says will fit in your pocket.

    If you're not a fan of tablets and soft or tethered keyboards, a forthcoming seven-inch PC could be the answer.

    The maker of the GPD WIN, a 5.5-inch Windows 10 handheld game console released last year, is planning to launch a tablet-sized laptop, dubbed 'Pocket', which will run Windows or Ubuntu.

    Shenzhen-based GPD says the forthcoming laptop will live up to its name, being small enough to stuff into its owner's pocket, QWERTY keyboard and all.

    Where the GPD WIN was a game console that could work as a PC, the Pocket is aimed at people who want a really tiny, fully-fledged laptop.

    The device will feature a QWERTY keyboard layout, including a trackpoint cursor controller that's wedged between the spacebar and left-click and right-click buttons.

    The company touted the laptop on its user forum last week with an image of the device and a description that reveals it will feature a seven-inch touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3, an aluminum body, a 7,000mAh battery, 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage...


    Read more: Want a Windows 10 PC in your pocket? GPD's tiny laptop will also run Ubuntu | ZDNet
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  2.    09 Jan 2017 #2
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    Cargo pants pocket? Seems a little big to fit in a shirt pocket etc? Interesting never the less though. I wonder what it will sell for price wise?
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  3.    09 Jan 2017 #3
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    Companies are want to sell people something, whatever, if makes sense or useful that does not matter, the important is they PAY and they are all happy.
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  4.    09 Jan 2017 #4
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    Phablet's are already here and popular! I have the Nexus6P (5.7") and the new Huawei Mate9 (5.9"). But just not with Windows...
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  5.    10 Jan 2017 #5
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    The HP x3 is 6" and it can make phone calls.
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  6.    10 Jan 2017 #6
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    A bit off topic but, I have the Pi foundation 7 inch touch screen on one of my raspberry Pi's. It's OK, resolution kind of sucks at 800 by 600. That was done to keep costs down or so the story goes. It might also have to do with using the DSI connector/interface and not HDMI. A little higher resolution would have been a lot better. It's usable, but only just. My setup is portable, but only just. It's not a phablet/tablet by any means. I like the looks of what is shown in the first post. It's not something I need though. I have other things I'd rather have that I'd spend my money on. What little there is for stuff like that. Years ago my daughter had one of those little HP laptop things, don't even remember what it was called? Looked really cool, but the performance kind of sucked. She outgrew it pretty quickly and wanted something bigger and better. So we bought her what we should have bought the first time around, a full sized laptop. It's what she needed for school work etc. If you can afford multiple devices a small foot print device is a likely choice for that second or third device. I don't need or want one bad enough though.
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  7.    10 Jan 2017 #7
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    Reminds me of the old PSIONS!
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  8.    10 Jan 2017 #8
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    The "thin" aspect is nice. Small screen didn't always mean small device, thickness wise, or even weight wise. The downside to that though, often means it ends up being a non repairable disposable device when the battery dies etc. There are always tradeoffs though. You just have to know what your buying/getting yourself into.
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  9.    10 Jan 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Reminds me of the old PSIONS!
    The Psion 3A had this wonderful smell - new vinyl - that never went away. I could write all my letters, lectures and presentation scripts on crowded London buses on the way to and from work because all you needed to operate the keyboard, at some speed, was 2 thumbs. It gave me an extra hour and a half of useful work time each day. Sadly, at about 800g, they would easily slip out of jacket pockets if you bent down, and the hinges - which also held the 2 AA alkaline batteries - would easily break if stressed.
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