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A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?

#1 Post by Puppy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm

Got this ad on Facebook, don't know what it is supposed to be. A scam maybe? LINK DELETED

There is better link https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd- ... -win-10-os#/
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Re: A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?

#2 Post by Cigarguy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 pm

If it is a scam, you are promoting it by posting a link to it. At the very least the traffic to that site can't hurt.

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Re: A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?

#3 Post by Puppy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:40 pm

It was FB sponsored ad. I'll watch it for a while ... then delete it if it looks suspicious.
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Re: A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?

#4 Post by pianowizard » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:14 pm

I was mildly interested in an earlier model of the GPD UMPC (also 7" with Windows 10") and searched for them once in a while on eBay. Even the cheapest used ones always sold for >$300, so I lost interest. I would be happy to pay $300 for this new-and-improved version. If it were a 2-in-1, I would raise my budget to $400. These days most of my pants have huge pockets because they need to be large enough for my giant smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 with 8" QXGA screen). This UMPC would fit.
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Re: A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?

#5 Post by Puppy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:20 pm

I sent the link to the GPD vendor but it is almost clear it is a scam (or some boxes from the crowdfunded sales). Waiting for reply (if any).

On the other hand a link from their official web site to a German store that sells it for 710 Euro :o It looks also weird, there is something wrong with this company I think.
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Re: A 7" Windows 10 device for 40 Euro?

#6 Post by jdrou » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:35 pm

It's available on Amazon for $500-$800 depending on version.
Black ones are cheaper; seems like those may only be 4GB RAM though. The Q&A says they're 8GB but it also says they don't have micro SD slot which the description and pictures clearly show.
Pointing device looks like it's similar to the pseudo-Trackpoint some Lenovo portable keyboards have; tiny square in the upper-right corner of keyboard works sort of like a tiny touchpad.
Definitely looking closer at this.
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