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The Smallest Gaming Laptop

The GPD WIN Max is one of the most powerful handheld gaming computers. The tiny 8-inch laptop packs up serious performance for its size. The laptop is capable of running modern AAA titles at low to medium settings fluently. The tiny laptop has built-in game controllers that help you play any game while holding it in your hands. Although the laptop doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card, you get a 10th gen i5 processor with Iris Plus 940 graphics, which is a powerful integrated GPU. The best part is, it supports Thunderbolt 3 port and you can connect an external GPU.

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  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 (6M cache, up to 3.7GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus 940
  • Display: 8-inch, 800p H-IPS, 500nits
  • Storage: 512Gb NVMe SSD
  • RAM: 16GB LPDDR4 3733MHz
  • I/O:  2x USB 3.1 Type-A, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0, RJ45, Micro-SD card reader
  • Battery: 57Whr
  • Price: $779
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The GPD WIN Max is a very powerful laptop, with the best-dedicated game controllers. However, using the laptop for everyday use could be quite complicated as the keyboard is uncomfortable which makes it hard to type. You would need a keyboard and a mouse if you don’t wanna play with the dedicated controllers. There is a rocker on the side that toggles between the mouse mode and the controller mode. The battery can last up to 2hrs for gaming and up to 13hrs for casual use and web browsing. You can also change the TDP (15W, 20W, 25W) in BIOS to get the best performance. The heat pipes and dual fans do an excellent job to dissipate the heat and keeps the machine pretty cool.