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Honey, I shrunk the Macbook!

November 02, 2017 — Michael Engel

Sometimes, the blandness of everyday life requires something to cheer me up. After two days of reinstalling (!) the stupid Macbook (Apple, please hire some people who have at least used Unix to develop macOS -- all the talent seems to have left...), a tiny new machine has arrived in the mail.

The GPD Pocket is a mini notebook featuring a seven-inch 1920x1200 screen, a quad-core Atom x7-Z8750 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB eMMC. It runs Windows 10 as well as Linux; strangely, the Windows 10 version was cheaper than the Ubuntu one.

And it really looks a bit like a mini Macbook Pro. I hope it will make less trouble. I won't let the poor thing suffer under Windows, of course. And no systemd either!

GPD Pocket

Tags: gpd, pocket, notebook