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Old 08-12-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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Replacing a tablet with ultra-portable laptop


Hi, guys,

I would like to hear your opinion about the GPD Pocket2 7 inch laptop.

https://liliputing.com/2018/07/gpd-p...-in-china.html

Will it run Linux well?

Is it worth the money?

Would Lenovo ThinkPad 11e be a better option?

GPD Pocket 2 might be a good replacement for a 7 inch tablet while ThinkPad 11e could be a replacement for a 10 inch tablet.

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Old 08-12-2018, 02:32 PM   #2
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I'd wait for specific reports of hardware working with Linux before picking up something like this.

I have a lenovo yoga I run Bodhi on that is a bit larger, but is a flipable device like this that I like a lot.
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:15 AM   #3
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I find an 11.6" netbook to be a perfect fit for me, small enough to carry, big enough to work on, decent screen resolution.

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Old 08-18-2018, 10:03 AM   #4
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Probably, Yoga 720 (12") is a better choice than GPD pocket since it does not need to have the OS re-spun.
 
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:15 AM   #5
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For those who really like a small size in a computer, the One Mix Yoga is running Unbuntu, all except for the sound -- as you may see in the linked review.

So as Jeff says, it's best to wait. But it's a matter of time before someone sorts out the sound driver problem.

This one has a slower processor than the GPD product but it's possible, for GNU/Linux, this may not be a problem.
 
Old 08-25-2018, 12:58 PM   #6
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That One Mix looks like a modern day Psion5.
 
Old 08-27-2018, 04:52 PM   #7
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If I recall correctly, several years ago a Chromebook (or similar?) was the object of a drawing that one could enter, by making a donation to Bodhi. Jeff would know whether or not this was sufficiently successful that this effort might bear a repeat.

I wonder how much interest it would generate, if a One Mix Yoga could be offered in the same way, set-up with a dual-boot between the 'stock' MS Windows 10 OS and a Bodhi installation? That would have to be, of course, a Bodhi installation -- with the sound working ...

The GPD Pocket (first version) came with Ubuntu alongside Windows, but the Pocket 2 does not. The One Mix Yoga never came with a dual boot, but after someone fixes the sound problem, it should be possible.

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Old 08-29-2018, 07:56 AM   #8
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I keep watching the news about GPD Pocket 2 and I am waiting for it to be released to retail.

The hardware and 7 inch form factor look impressive. Still, if it cannot run Linux in general and Bodhi in particular, it is useless.

Lenovo Yoga 720 12 inch i7 is just a couple of hundred of bucks more expensive but is much more capable machine. Even though it is slightly bigger.
 
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:03 PM   #9
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Question Would be curious to hear what someone who's using the Pocket 2 thinks of this ...

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I would like to hear your opinion about the GPD Pocket2 7 inch laptop.
https://liliputing.com/2018/07/gpd-p...-in-china.html
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BM
Well, since you did ask, maybe someone who has had practical, hands-on experience with this UMPC could tell us whether or not this is a problem:
The optical fingertip sensor (touchpad analog) is on the extreme right, above the keyboard. The left-and-right mouse 'buttons' are all the way at the opposite side of the device, the extreme left, also above the keyboard.
Therefore, moving the cursor and following this up with a right or left mouse-button click--becomes a two-handed operation. I think most people are accustomed to performing 'mouse functions'--and these are, moving the cursor and clicking the buttons--with the fingers of one hand?

Does anyone having hands-on experience with the Pocket 2 see this as a problem? Of course, if it is, it could be solved by connecting a small external mouse.

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