For those of you interested in small portable devices that work with Linux, you might be interested in the GPD Win 2.
I will start off by noting that the GPD Win 2 is currently designed for Windows. So you're probably wondering why I'm even writing about it! Well—it can also run Linux. It is essentially a tiny laptop, with gamepad-like buttons included.
YouTuber 'The Phawx' managed to test a unit running Xubuntu and it does look rather promising:
- 6 inch, 1280×720 touch display
- Intel Core™ m3-7Y30 (Kaby Lake) processor, 1.00 Ghz base and 2.60 Ghz turbo
- lntel HD Graphics 615
- 8GB RAM
- M.2 SSD 128GB replacable drive
- 1 x USB Type A 3.0, 1 x USB Type C 3.0, Micro HDMI, 3.5mm Headset & Microphones
- 2×4900mAh, In Series battery power
For anyone interested, it's currently crowdfunding on IndieGoGo where it has destroyed the initial $100K goal. It's currently well over $800K funded and I imagine it will continue climbing for a while with 2 months left on the campaign. It's not cheap though, with it being $649 from the IndieGoGo which is $250 off the price it will be at retail. For that price, you can get a pretty decent laptop in the UK, but the price is of course due to the cost involved in making such a small unit and you can't fit a laptop in your pocket…
As a fan of the Nintendo Switch, I can certainly see the appeal of such devices. Might be fun for those of you with some disposable income as a fun device to carry around once you pop Linux on it.