The review of the touch-screen's still pending - I've been busy with training courses and having problems with a crap SD card (card's fault, not the GP2X). What use it's had has shown it to work well enough, but the version of ScummVM I have seems to have problems - there's a weird off-set I can't get rid of.
The thing [...] is that it is a handheld gaming device.
... which is the main reason I got it. It's small and fits in random spare spaces in bags, say, when going on long train journeys for training courses. Said long train journeys were much improved being able to pull out the GP2X to watch Star Wars films and play GhostPix. It handled 700MB DVD rips without problems. I couldn't get the built-in player to adjust the screen ratio (can it...?), but mp2x does easily enough.
"Is that a laptop in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"