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Old 01-07-2007, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Asus Unveils XG Station: The World’s First External Graphics Card For Laptops



Asus has just revealed the world’s first external video card for laptop computers at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas. The XG Station is connected via Express Card also featuring USB 2.0 and Dolby digital headphone jack support. On the XG Station itself it displays system master volume, GPU clock speed, current GPU temperature, FPS (frames per second), and a GPU fan indicator. Asus is expecting to release the XG Station with a EN7900GS graphics card in the Q2 of 2007, no word on the final price yet… but be sure to check up throughout the remainder of CES.



http://pcexposure.com/2007/01/06/asu...d-for-laptops/
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nice how much will it cost?
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Thats kind of funny. Just the other day I was wondering why nobody made a external graphics card or graphics card adaptor.

You get the business mobility use of a laptop without needing to compromise game performance when you want to play.
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i came up with this idea like 3 years ago.....o well....never put it in to action....
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I wonder if it can run off the battery. Probably drain it in 5 minutes.

And could you hook up two of them for Sli

And has anybody tried to this before because it seems really odd that this is the first time its been done.
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i came up with this idea like 3 years ago.....o well....never put it in to action....
LOL you sound just like my grandpa.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lol, nice, I was gonna post something on this too. Its a great new product, since most of today's laptops are set for gaming with most other parts, but they skimp on the graphics cards. This lets you take your laptop on the road whenever needed, and set it down for some serious gaming on other occasions.

More links;

Inquirer - Asus shows the future of graphics.

DailyTech - ASUS Unveils External Graphics Card.
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Personally, I think gaming on a laptop is a wasteful experience, but I can imagine this being very exciting news for some. By the way, the idea of an external graphics card for laptops has been there for a while, they just had to wait for the right time to put it on the market.
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yeah i had always wondered why nobody had ever made one for the minipci slot or the pc card slot. you couldnt put a highend one there. but a graphics boost of some type would be worth while. all well at least its here now.
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Dell has had an expansion base for their Latitude line that included a PCI slot for expansion like this in the past. That was several years ago when you could still get a decent graphics card in PCI form, I dont think they have made them for awhile though.
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