Buy GPD Pocket 3 to reduce time watching smartphone


One year ago, I bought MacBook Air. The purpose was replacing worthless time, like surfing internet with the smartphone on bed or train, to productive activity, like writing blog.

And now, I’d still not accomplished that purpose, I still addicted the smartphone.

Come to think of it, in the situation, such as trying to get up on bed or commuting in train, the standard laptops are still too large. At least, the replacement device of the smartphone need to be as small as possible to hold by one hand for using with lying down on bed and standing in train.

So I bought the device satisfying the requirement, GPD Pocket 3

About GPD Pocket 3

According to Official page,

A Fully-featured Modular and Utilitary Handheld PC

So, it is a dream device that packs every feature I can think of: an easy-to-use keyboard (for its size), stylus, and KVM function for server admin, into an A5-sized chassis

What I bought

The reson I choice it is below

After using it for about a month.


Power supply


  1. Better than the difference between a US keyboard and a JIS keyboard (it’s not only place of key but also different combination of keys to input symbol) ↩︎

  2. I remember setting up Surface Go was more difficult, because the wireless module in linux is not work and it failed to wake from sleep. ↩︎

  3. This is the third time I’ve installed Linux on a 2 in 1 laptop supporting stylus, and it has never worked as expected (unlike external Wacom stylus). But the problems seems same so it may be that it is not a hardware-specific problem, but something that can be fixed later in the configuration. ↩︎

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