We’ve been closely following the crowdfunding campaign of the new tiny laptop from GPD – the Pocket 2 – which ended just minutes ago over on Indiegogo.
3 153 backers pledged $1 893 500 (~R28 million) to get their own Pocket 2s, which were selling below the retail price to entice people to pay up.
The original goal was just $100K (~R150K), but that was accomplished almost immediately after the campaign went live.
If you got in very early you could pick up the 4GB RAM option for $529, or 8GB for $599.
These prices gradually rose as the early bird stock sold out, and you will be paying $769 and $839 for the 4GB and 8GB versions respectively when they get a general release.
As a quick reminder of what all those people are paying for: the Pocket 2’s biggest selling point is its laptop form factor that is sporting a 7-inch, 1 920 X 1 200 display that, as the name suggests, should fit in your pocket. If you’re in need of a full Windows experience in such a small space, GPD’s machines are some of the few that can provide it.
There’s an Intel m3-7Y30 CPU at the heart of everything and it’s all wrapped in a sleek body that obviously takes notes out of Apple’s design playbook.
We really like this as it shows a lot of faith in the product to send those early units out, and they’re promoting these videos despite them having negative points and criticisms from the content creators.