GPD Win 3 Handheld Tiger Lake Gaming Arrives Next Month With Nintendo Switch-Style Design
The GPD Win 3 has captured so much attention due to its small form-factor, which looks like a cross between a Nintendo Switch and an old Sony Vaio UX UMPC. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the device is its 5.5-inch display, which slides upward to reveal a dainty backlit QWERTY keyboard for input. The integrated hardware keyboard allows you to input text on the go without the need for an on-screen keyboard (which would be cumbersome with such a small display) or an external USB/Bluetooth keyboard.
The real magic happens inside, where the Win 3 is powered by an 11 generation Core i5-1135G7 processor, a 4-core/8-thread design with base/turbo clocks of 2.4GHz and 4.2GHz, respectively. Just as crucial for a device of this size aimed at gaming is the GPU. In this case, the handheld PC leverages the integrated Iris Xe GPU that features 80 EUs. The Iris Xe should be more than capable of handling games on the 1280x720 touch display.
- GPD Win 3 Handheld Windows 10 Gaming PC (Core i5-1135G7, 16GB, 1TB) $1,129.99 @ Amazon
- GPD Win 3 Handheld Windows 10 Gaming PC (Core i7-1165G7, 16GB, 1TB) $1,309.99 @ Amazon
Despite its relatively small size, the Win 3 features a Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB-A port, a MicroSD slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack (which is more than we can say for an even larger device like the MacBook Air). As for wireless connectivity, there's Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support. An optional USB-C dock plugs into the Thunderbolt 4 port and adds HDMI, USB-C input, three USB-A ports, and a GbE port.
The base configuration available at Amazon comes with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD priced at $1,129.99. Stepping up to the faster Core i7-1165G7 (2.4GHz base, 4.8GHz turbo) gives you the same memory/SSD loadout but raises the price to $1,309.99. You can add an official docking station for an additional $84.99.