GPD Win Max 2 – a handheld console that competes with Steam Deck


The Chinese company GPD, which specializes in creating compact game consoles, is preparing a new device, which will be an interesting alternative to the popular Steam Deck. GPD Win Max 2 will receive, among other things, a 14-core Intel Alder Lake processor.

Win Max 2 will be equipped with a screen with a diagonal of 10 inches, displaying an image with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 or 2560 x 1600 pixels. Thanks to the reduced bezel surrounding the display, the device will still be relatively compact. There will also be an included backlit keyboard, though the base of the game will be gamepad elements on either side of the screen.

Inside this small device will be an Intel Core i7-1280P processor. It is a 12th generation Alder Lake chip, with 14 cores supporting 20 threads. The clock speed of this processor can reach 4.8 GHz. In addition, we can count on up to 32GB of RAM and an SSD drive up to 2TB.

The equipment will also include a 65Wh battery and four stereo speakers, as well as a webcam and a set of ports: Thunderbolt 4 and 3x USB 3.2 Type A. It is not yet known when and at what price the device will go on sale.