GPD P2 MAX 2022 Review – The P2 Max… in 2022?

GPD P2 MAX 2022 Review
GPD P2 Max 2022 Review
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Review

Product Name: GPD P2 Max 2022

Product Description: Great Laptop for Work

Brand: GPD

SKU: GPD-P2-MAX-2022

Offer price: 749.95

Currency: £

Availability: InStock

Offer URL: https://droix.co.uk/product/gpd-p2-max-2022/

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  • Build Quality
    (5)
  • Overall Performance
    (4.5)
  • Gaming Performance
    (3.5)
  • Portability
    (5)

Summary

A good performing lightweight and very portable Ultrabook with a great battery life to last throughout the day.

Overall
4.5
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User Review
5 (4 votes)

Pros

  • Lightweight and very portable
  • Long battery life
  • Good performance for the specification
  • Fingerprint scanner for added security
  • HDMI Output to TV or Monitor.

Cons

  • Lacks backlit keyboard

In our GPD P2 MAX 2022 review, we will be unboxing the Ultrabook and checking out its features. Then we will run some system benchmarks to see how well it performs and compares to other GPD models.

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.

GPD P2 MAX 2022 Unboxed
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Unboxed

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.

Box contents
Box contents

Overview

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.

GPD P2 MAX 2022 Size
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Size

The display is a H-IPS touchscreen measuring 8.9 inches with a native resolution of 2560×1600.

GPD P2 MAX 2022 Display
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Display

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.

GPD P2 MAX 2022 Lower Half
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Lower Half

On the left side is a USB 3 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

GPD P2 MAX 2022 Left Side View
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Left Side View

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 Right Side View
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Right Side View

GPD P2 MAX 2022 Technical Specifications

CPUIntel Pentium Silver N6000 with 4 cores/threads, running up to 3.30Ghz
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 with 32 EU, running up to 850MHz
RAM16GB LPDDR4x RAM
STORAGE1TB M.2 PCIe Gen 3.0 NVMe 1.3
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITYIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G/5G Dual-band WIFI
Bluetooth 5.0
BATTERY35Wh (9200mAh@7.6V) Li-polymer
High usage: 3 hours
Idle usage: 10 hours
FAN NOISE LEVELS49 decibels. Tested in average office noise conditions. Barely noticeable.
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Technical Specifications

System Benchmarks

PassMark

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.

PassMark Benchmark Result
PassMark Benchmark Result

The P2 MAX 2022 scores 1,958 which is a respectable score for this specification of ultrabook.

PCMark

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.

PCMark Benchmark Result
PCMark Benchmark Result

The GPD P2 MAX scores 2,646. Again a good score for the specification with fast boot times as well.

3DMark

While the P2 MAX is not a gaming Ultrabook, it is capable of handling less demanding games on lower graphics settings.

3DMark Benchmark Result
3DMark Benchmark Result

We got a score of 399, it’s far from being the highest but not the lowest.

Gaming Benchmarks

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.

Street Fighter V Benchmark
Street Fighter V Benchmark

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.

Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark Result
Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark Result

We get a score of 1,064 which is on the lower scale of performance.

Benchmark Results

Here is a brief recap of the benchmark results.

PASSMARK1958
PCMARK2646
3DMARK399
FORZA HORIZON 412 FPS
STREET FIGHTER V11.16 FPS
FINAL FANTASY XIV1064
GPD P2 MAX 2022 Benchmark Results

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.

Where to buy the GPD P2 MAX 2022?

You can learn more and buy the GPD P2 MAX 2022 here. You can browse our range of Ultrabooks here.


Originally posted by benjamin on: 29/12/2021

Welcome to our P2 Max 2022 FAQ. Where we’ll be cataloguing all the info relating to the recently announced P2 Max 2022 laptop as it comes to light. Check back regularly for new updates!

What is the P2 Max (2022)?

The P2 Max 2022 was announced on December the 27th by GPD via their official Twitter feed. Stating that the device would “soon be listed on the Aliexpress store”.

P2 Max 2022 FAQ Promo Image
GPD’s P2 Max line is a collection

The P2 Max 2022 is intended as a refresh of an existing GPD product: the P2 Max.

The aim of the P2 Max is to provide a middle-ground between GPD’s micro-laptop, the GPD Pocket 2, and more conventional larger laptops.

The P2 Max is noticably larger than the GPD Pocket 2, as it features a much larger display. As well as a more comfortable chiclet-style keyboard (similar to the one on the GPD WIN MAX 2021) and a touchpad that is much more user-friendly.

P2 Max 2022 Preliminary Specifications

The P2 Max 2022 is a refresh of the GPD P2 Max. A small laptop released in 2019 by GPD.

It came in two configurations – one being a low-end model with an Intel Celeron 3965Y and an 8/256 RAM/SSD configuration, and a higher-end model with an Intel Core M3-8100Y and twice the amount of RAM and storage.

The P2 Max 2022 has been stated to feature the following upgrades:

  • A new processor – The Intel Pentium N6000, released in early 2021.
  • Wi-Fi 6 functionality
  • 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM @ 2933MHz (as opposed to the 8/16GB of LPDDR3 on the previous model)
  • A 1TB M.2 NVMe 22*80 SSD – Which should be upgradable, much like the previous model.

Beyond that, the specifications of the device should be similar to the original P2 Max. Including the 8.9-inch display, and the awkwardly placed camera in the centre of the unit.

The the new processor should provide a slight performance improvement over the old M3-8100Y. While not an increase in terms of raw speed, the higher core count, faster RAM, and enhanced integrated graphics should provide an even smoother experience overall.


That’s all we have in our P2 Max 2022 FAQ for now. How do you feel about the P2 Max? Is it a welcome refresh to a somewhat outdated product, or perhaps should GPD have pooled their resources into making something “new”? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for further updates!

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