In January 2021, GamePad Digital released their GDP Win 3. The handheld PC follows on from the GDP Win 2, which hit the market in May 2018. As a concept, on-the-move desktops are something of a new phenomenon, although the Win 3 is competing against the Aya Neo and One Gx1 Pro. Unlike the other devices, however, the GDPs latest gaming release is the world’s first slider candy bar console, making it stand out from the crowd. So, let’s look at how the Win 3 is taking the attention away from traditional handheld consoles.
Bringing Desktop Gaming to the Remote Market
While, of course, the GDP Win 3 is a games console, such a label doesn’t do it justice. Over the years, handheld developments have had numerous limitations that separate them from being mobile PCs. Take the Nintendo Switch, for example. The console does feature a browser function, but it requires primary DNS alterations within the settings for it to work. That said, this creation from the Chinese company seeks to break down pre-existing barriers and unlock the untapped potential of on-the-move browsing and PC-like gameplay.
According to BetaNews, the GDP Win 3 comes with a 5.5-inch screen with a 1280×720 resolution, a 2.8 GHz core_i7 processor, and 16 GB of RAM. Combined with impressive hardware, the handheld PC adopts a Switch-inspired style but integrates Windows 10 Home compatibility. As a result, the creation mirrors the aesthetics and functionality of a desktop. On the device, gamers can install distribution services, like Steam, and browse through the platform’s collection of GDP Win compatible titles. At the time of writing, these include Far Cry 2, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas, and Trackmania United Forever.
An Integrated Keypad for Browser Games
However, the GDP Win 3’s gaming opportunities aren’t limited to Steam titles. Due to the development’s Windows operating system and the slider screen design with a hidden touch keyboard, gamers can immerse themselves in browser games. Nowadays, browser games are more advanced than ever before, and they guarantee more immersive experiences. Titles like Mirage Online Classic, for example, delve into the mythical world of adventure, and the Win 3’s specifications will ensure that the game runs smoothly. Not only that, but the hidden keypad maximises accessibility from an in-game control standpoint.
It speaks volumes about the Win 3’s capabilities that Indiegogo reports that the development runs many of the latest AAA games at 60 FPS. By comparison, the Nintendo Switch also supports this frame rate, although such a level is only available on selected games. Moreover, from a browser game standpoint, the GDP console’s specs and FPS also opens the door to high-level, uninterrupted experiences within diverse gaming markets, such as online casinos. The Win 3 ensures smooth running across many games, impressively this includes the titles on offer at Fruit Kings. The provider’s selection of graphically advanced video slots and real-time dealer games will run seamlessly on the handheld PC, allowing gamers to wirelessly immerse themselves in titles like Primate King, for example.
Can the Win 3 Conquer the Market?
The Win 3’s combination of console-like performance and PC capabilities make it an intriguing option within the ever-competitive gaming world. At the time of writing, the development will cost around £800, making it approximately £200 less than the Aya Neo. It is, however, far more expensive than the Switch, which retails for £280. Although the Win 3 comes with a comparatively steep price tag, its specifications suggest that it’s the ideal console for PC gamers who desire more flexibility.