I’ve loved tiny computers — or at least the idea of them — ever since the days of the Sony VAIO P, when the technology really wasn’t around to make the idea all that worthwhile in practice. But lately, software and hardware have matured to the point where low-power chips are pretty good at handling typical computing tasks.
Combined with the ever-strengthening might of the Chinese supply chain, it’s now possible for small Shenzhen companies to whip up weird Windows gadgets that will never make sense for more than a niche, but may just be perfect for you. The GPD Win pocket-sized gaming laptop is one example, and the device I’ve been testing recently — the Topjoy Falcon, currently raising funds on Kickstarter — is another.
The Falcon is…