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This miniature gaming laptop could power three 4K monitors as a workstation PC

GPD Win Max
(Image credit: GPD)

What is it? The GPD Win Max is a powerful Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible laptop that doubles as a gaming notebook.

What makes it special? It is one of the most powerful netbooks ever built, and perhaps even the most powerful. And it's gaming-ready thanks to in-built ABXY keys, joysticks and D-pad.

Why should I buy it? The GPD Win Max is a pretty unique proposition in the market right now. It has powerful processor, a capable video subsystem, a Thunderbolt port, plenty of memory and 512GB onboard storage. Even if you don't want to use it for gaming, it's a versatile and portable powerhouse. Pair it with three 4K monitors via the Type-C connector, HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 connector.

How much does it cost? The machine is available from Banggood for $770 (about £571/AU$1040) until December 31 when you use code BGDec04a at checkout (make sure to select the CN Warehouse). That's an extra $136 off the current sale price of $907 and, overall, nets you a not-so-insignificant 15% discount.

$770 at Banggood
Cheapest price

GPD WIN Max ultra small laptop: $906 $770 at Banggood
Save $136 by using the exclusive code BGDec05 at checkout (for the CN warehouse). We love this laptop because it's built for gamers, small, powerful and pretty well priced. Hurry, because this offer ends on December 31.

What else should we know? It weighs 845g, has a dedicated touchpad, massive 57Wh battery, Gigabit Ethernet port, three USB ports, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and the Intel Core i5-1035G7 CPU has four cores and eight threads. The processor is about 40% faster than the Intel Core i7-8550U, which is a former speed champ.

Any cons? The low screen resolution (1280 x 800 pixels) is a let down, especially at this price. It is a touchscreen, though.

Have you reviewed it? Not yet, but we've looked at the Chuwi Minibook, which is a similar product without the bells and whistles.

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Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.