News GPD's Win 3 Tiger Lake Gaming Handheld Goes On Sale This Month

excalibur1814

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For those of us that remember the UMPC era, that lasted 3 seconds, only to then become 'mids' and then vanish, Sony will sue in 3...2...1... .

1280x720 is awful on a screen that size. Dialog boxes will vanish at the bottom of the screen. I've been here with the Asus R2H. Also owned the a Sony UX. They were great, with really terrible battery life.
 

roadrunner343

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Or anyone that wants to use their already large Steam library on the go (Me). I had the GPD Win 2 and I really liked it. I eventually did sell it, as I just used my laptop, but I was also tempted by this. Ultimately, even the early backer price for the GPD Win 3 was just too high for me. to justify
 

dalauder

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Or anyone that wants to use their already large Steam library on the go (Me). I had the GPD Win 2 and I really liked it. I eventually did sell it, as I just used my laptop, but I was also tempted by this. Ultimately, even the early backer price for the GPD Win 3 was just too high for me. to justify
That's the issue right there. I use my Steam Library on the go sometimes--but I use it on my laptop. It's got a better interface, GPU, CPU, and screen for only $450. I just don't understand the point of this $1000 device.
 

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That's the issue right there. I use my Steam Library on the go sometimes--but I use it on my laptop. It's got a better interface, GPU, CPU, and screen for only $450. I just don't understand the point of this $1000 device.
Yeah, I agree that this one is too expensive. The Win 2 was borderline too expensive for me too, but I really like the form factor. It just seems to fit into my lifestyle better. I'm primarily a PC gamer, but I love my Switch as well, which I play 99% handheld - so having a handheld PC was awesome. Ignoring price, I would definitely prefer to play my controller based games on a device like the Win 3 - but now that I have a Switch, I'm not exactly lacking for portable games, and I still prefer to play keyboard/mouse on my laptop/desktop. Still, at $600-$700, I likely would have jumped on board again, so I can see the appeal. Definitely a niche in a niche, though.
 

dalauder

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Yeah, I agree that this one is too expensive. The Win 2 was borderline too expensive for me too, but I really like the form factor. It just seems to fit into my lifestyle better. I'm primarily a PC gamer, but I love my Switch as well, which I play 99% handheld - so having a handheld PC was awesome. Ignoring price, I would definitely prefer to play my controller based games on a device like the Win 3 - but now that I have a Switch, I'm not exactly lacking for portable games, and I still prefer to play keyboard/mouse on my laptop/desktop. Still, at $600-$700, I likely would have jumped on board again, so I can see the appeal. Definitely a niche in a niche, though.
I think the switch kind of destroys the concept of anything else for high-end mobile gaming (that is to say that phones aren't true gaming). At the price, it's a pretty ridiculous steal. My students used to bring them in at lunch last year to play on the projector in my classroom.
 

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