GPD WIN Max 2, Windows 11 Portable + Handheld Console

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Surely the launch of the Steam Deck on the market has generated a drop in user interest in other types of portable video game-oriented devices. Nevertheless, brands like GPD continue to bet on a “Premium” audience who want to combine the best of the world of windows laptops and AAA “gaming”, being one of those results GPD WIN Max 2.

GPD WIN Max 2 is a portable computer and handheld video game console at the same time with high-end specifications, which means it can run recently released top-notch titles as well as support work and professional activities in comfort. Its 10-inch screen and physical keyboard make it a more robust model compared to other devices.

Features of GPD WIN Max 2

GPD WIN Max 2
Design
Dimensions 227 x 160 x 23mm
Weight 1kg
Colors Black
Screen
display technology IPS, 60Hz, 400nits, 16:10
Dimension 10.1 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
multi-touch Nope
Performance
CPUs AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
GPU AMD Radeon 680M
RAM 16GB DDR5 or 32GB DDR5
Storage
Ability 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
memory card device Yes
Optical unit Nope
Operating system
Version Windows 11 Home
Camera
Brand and model 2MP
connectivity
Wifi Dual Band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Yes, 5.2
connection ports 1 x Thunderball 4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x 3.5mm audio/mic combo
video connectors 1 x HDMI 2.1
Drums lithium-ion, 67Wh
Official site GPD

The hybrid design between computer and console

As can be seen in the images, the manufacturer has not wanted to settle for the classic style of Nintendo or Valve consoles, so at first glance you can see a Smaller than average laptop with full physical keyboard and traditional physical game controller buttons embedded on its upper area.

Nails on official dimensions of 227 x 160 x 23 mm and a weight of 1 kilogram, the GPD WIN Max 2 arrives from the factory in black for its entire surface and long durability is promised through a 6061 aluminum and magnesium alloy construction. An overall reduction in the bezels surrounding your screen is also appreciated, thus achieving 90% coverage of the front surface.

At the time of gaming, there is no limitation of buttons with two analog pads as well as a physical D-pad and a total of four buttons (A, B, X, Y), plus a touchpad area in the center. On its frames are the popular “triggers” (two at each end) and even a couple of customizable buttons on its back in an area that matches the position of the index fingers.

A particular detail in the concept of this equipment is the presence of a pair of panels that can be “hidden” on its rear frame when not in use but also place them above the gaming pads and button area, giving it a complete laptop style for times when you don’t want to use it for gaming.

play or work well

GPD WIN Max 2

GPD WIN Max 2 has the necessary hardware power

When it comes to mentioning its technical specifications, it all starts with the addition of a 10.1-inch IPS display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels that supports a 16:10 aspect ratioas well as supporting brightness levels of 400 nits and total touch points with stylus support (pressure up to 4096 levels) for users who want to take notes or draw.

Internally, the chosen processor is an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U composed of eight cores and 16 threads at a maximum frequency of 4.7 GHz with a six-nanometer manufacturing process and new RDNA2 architecture that ensures a 54% performance improvement compared to the previous generation. It is also followed by options for sale of 16 GB or 32 GB of DDR5 RAM.

In the case of your graph AMD Radeon 680M at a frequency of 2.2 GHz is possible to support the execution of current video games with an acceptable quality (something that models like GPD Pocket 3 lack). Some of the tests indicate that God of War or Halo Infinite can reach 60fps on low settings in Full HD+ resolution, while others like Forza Horizon 5 or Elden Ring can even reach medium quality.

To conclude, the GPD WIN Max 2 has 1 TB of storage in SSD format to ensure enough space to install several AAA games with a high demand for space, while its integrated 67 Wh battery allows between three and five hours of gaming and up to eight hours of video playback, even with 100W fast charging technology that recovers 50% in just 30 minutes .

Lots of connectivity details

GPD WIN Max 2

Connections present in GPD WIN Max 2

GPD WIN Max 2 is not far behind in incorporating all kinds of current elements, such as a fingerprint sensor located above its on/off button in the front frame, a total of four speakers for stereo sound generation and up to a 2-megapixel front webcam for video calls.

Thinking to be able to take it with you outside the home, the device It can not only sync with dual-band Wi-Fi networks but also with 4G LTE mobile networks via a built-in module. Nor does it forget the Bluetooth 5.2 standard for all kinds of new generation accessories and peripherals, and even an integrated six-axis gyroscope to support motion controls in compatible games.

Finally, at the level of physical connections there is a slot for microSD cards to expand storage, one Thunderbolt 4 input (support for 40Gbps transfer speeds), one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 input and three other remaining USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack and even a HDMI 2.1 video output.

Availability and price of GPD WIN Max 2

It can buy GPD WIN Max 2 since Geekbuying in a reservation period which will then increase on the public release date. International shipping is available to much of the world.

PROS:
  • Original design
  • Advanced recording technology
  • Good resolution and amount of fps
  • Allows remote control
CONS:
  • Uncompetitive price with Chinese alternatives
  • It only supports its own accessories
8
Total score

Design and materials
8

CPU performance
9

Drums
7.5

connectivity
9

Screen
8