Well, I'm pretty sure there were smaller PDA's back in the 00's. The thing is, assuming the Pyra is out, there's not really that much of a market for the Pandora, other than economical reasons. But, well, maybe the Pyra is smaller than the GPD Win 2? I really don't know the size of the Pyra, and I've obviously never seen a Pyra prototype irl.Not sure the GPD Win2 can be claimed as the world's smallest all-in-one PC. The Pandora is slightly less wide than the Win 1 and slightly less deep according to stats from wikipedia, and the GPD Win 2 is even bigger I thought (largely because of the larger screen). It's almost certainly less deep than the Pandora, but is it thinner than the Win 1?
Thinner than Pandora but significantly wider, I think. I can check mine side by side later to confirm. There were some made by other companies as well. Not sure if any of those were smaller than the early HP LX series.Yeah, but a PDA != a PC, so I didn't count those. There were handheld PCs from HP back in the 386/early 486 era ISTR, but I've no idea how big they were, but I tend to assume they were bigger accommodating space for AA batteries and probably made out of thru-hole components. The HP200LX seems to have very similar dimensions to the devices under consideration though.
Yes, that's true if you run Windows on it, and don't care about the things the Pyra has the Win2 doesn't (cellular data, barometer, accelerometers, rumble, full sized SD slots x 2, probably other stuff I forget right now). But if you were to buy one and put Linux on it so that you don't have to suffer windows spyware, and general modern windows un-user-friendliness, you're more limited. Linux steam and gog linux releases do help, but the last game I paid actual money for on Linux I can't actually run on any of my machines because the OpenGL level expressed by my graphics cards isn't new enough. Never had that problem on my Pandora even for software released some 7 years after the device was released, and don't expect to on my upcoming Pyra either, thanks to the amazing community.
The GPD Win 2 is an awesome device, but it's not for me personally. If ED had decided not to make the Pyra because the GPD Win/2 was announced, I guess I might spend more money on consoles and games. But I probably wouldn't visit these boards nearly as often any more.