A few years ago, some tech companies released different small-sized PC-phones, namely pocket PCs. But with the emergence of smartphones and tablets, these products were pushed out from the market. Recently, one of the Chinese manufacturers has decided to revive the manufacturing of this kind of products. But as you understand, they are more functional and provide way better performance. Honestly, this market is very small, but there are still many customers that use a pocket-sized PC for daily tasks. Today, GPD, which is known for its mini PCs announced a new product, specifically designed for IT professionals. As the manufacturer says, the GPD MicroPC is made for network and system administrator users.
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Although the GPD MicroPC can be used almost for anything, it is speculated that its target customers are IT professionals who need to connect to the server remotely. This device seems to be smaller and more portable, than the previous product in face of the GPD Pocket.
When you access servers and workstations remotely, the computer itself does not need to be too powerful. That’s why the GPD MicroPC has only the Intel Celeron N4100 chip, a 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB of SSD but it supports a dual-band 5GHz Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. These are the lifeblood of the IT professionals. At the same time, it still has a narrow keyboard with backlighting.
The GPD MicroPC currently has a crowdfunding price of $299. Definitely, it cannot be the user’s main computer. But when you go out and need to use a computer, it can serve you as an emergency device.