GPD P2 Max 2022 Review
A good performing lightweight and very portable Ultrabook with a great battery life to last throughout the day.
User Review( votes)
- Lightweight and very portable
- Long battery life
- Good performance for the specification
- Fingerprint scanner for added security
- HDMI Output to TV or Monitor.
- Lacks backlit keyboard
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Review Video
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Unboxing
As always, let’s start with the unboxing. Inside we have the GPD P2 MAX 2022 which we will take a closer look at shortly.
Underneath is the user guide which is in Chinese and English. Inside the box is a USB Type-C charge cable. It will also come with a charger with the correct plug for use in your country.
The GPD P2 MAX 2022 measures 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches (21.3 x 14.95 x 1.42 cm) when folded and weighs 650g.
The display is a H-IPS touchscreen measuring 8.9 inches with a native resolution of 2560×1600.
Towards the lower half on the hinge there is a built in 2 mega pixel camera up to 1600×900 resolution. To the right is the power button which has a built-in fingerprint scanner for added security. There is a full chiclet style QWERTY keyboard which is very comfortable to type on for extended periods of time. Below the keyboard is the touchpad which has clickable left and right mouse areas.
On the left side is a USB 3 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
On the right side is a Micro HDMI output for connecting to your TV or monitor. There are USB Type-C and USB 3 ports.
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Technical Specifications
|CPU||Intel Pentium Silver N6000 with 4 cores/threads, running up to 3.30Ghz|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630 with 32 EU, running up to 850MHz|
|RAM||16GB LPDDR4x RAM|
|STORAGE||1TB M.2 PCIe Gen 3.0 NVMe 1.3|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G/5G Dual-band WIFI|
|BATTERY||35Wh ([email protected]) Li-polymer|
High usage: 3 hours
Idle usage: 10 hours
|FAN NOISE LEVELS||49 decibels. Tested in average office noise conditions. Barely noticeable.|
We start the system benchmarks with PassMark which runs a series of artificial tests to push the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage to their maximum performance.
The P2 MAX 2022 scores 1,958 which is a respectable score for this specification of ultrabook.
Next in our benchmarks is PCMark. This runs a series of benchmark tests across your typical day to day tasks. This includes web browsing, video conferencing, working with office documents and much more.
The GPD P2 MAX scores 2,646. Again a good score for the specification with fast boot times as well.
While the P2 MAX is not a gaming Ultrabook, it is capable of handling less demanding games on lower graphics settings.
We got a score of 399, it’s far from being the highest but not the lowest.
Forza Horizon 4
We start with Forza 4 Horizon which is running on 1280×720 on Ultra settings.
The mini laptop scores 12 frames per second. We were quite surprised and were expecting lower. On the lowest graphics settings you could get playable frame rates.
Street Fighter V
Next we have Street Fighter V running at 1080p on the Maximum graphic settings. At the end of the first match we get an average of 11.6 frames per second.
Changing the resolution to 720P and a mix of mainly low with some medium settings you can hit 60 frames per second.
Final Fantasy XIV
The Final Fantasy XIV benchmark runs at 1920×1080 on the highest desktop settings.
We get a score of 1,064 which is on the lower scale of performance.
Here is a brief recap of the benchmark results.
|FORZA HORIZON 4||12 FPS|
|STREET FIGHTER V||11.16 FPS|
|FINAL FANTASY XIV||1064|
Overall they are good scores for the Pentium N6000 CPU. The P2 MAX 2022 is great for your daily tasks for everything from web browsing, through to working with office documents for example. And while it does not have the high performance of a gaming laptop, it handles media and some light gaming very well.
Compared to the original GPD P2 MAX model which has the Intel Celeron 3965Y processor, you can expect to see an increase between 200% to 300% in performance depending on the task. It is definitely worth upgrading if you have the older GPD model.
Comparing P2 MAX 2022 with other GPD devices
So now the latest revisions of GPD’s laptop style devices are available, let’s compare them!
The GPD Win MAX 2021 is the high end model aimed for those that like to work and play. It had the overall highest benchmark scores, built in gaming controls and is great for demanding workloads as well as AAA Windows games.
The GPD Pocket 3 shares the same hardware specifications as the MAX but is aimed more towards industry work with its modular design. Although there is nothing stopping you connecting a controller and enjoying some demanding games. It is, however, perfect for your day to day work tasks through to more advanced tasks that can be equally as demanding.
The P2 MAX 2022 while not as high performance as the other two. It is more than capable of your day to day home and work tasks with a longer battery life than the others. It is also lighter and more portable which makes it perfect for spending the day away from a power source while travelling.