Hi there. First and foremost, I'd like to welcome myself to the Tech Forums community! This is my very first post.
My question is:
How do I go about getting an external GPU for my laptop? Is it worth it? Easy to set up? Hassle-free?
My laptop is an Acer Aspire V3-571-6850
Some system specifications:
- Windows 8.1
- Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- Intel HD Graphics 4000, up to 1760 MB Dynamic Video Memory
- 8 GB DDR3 Memory
- 750 GB HDD
- Acer Nplify 802.11a/g/n + BT 4.0
I don't think I can afford to buy a new / make a new gaming computer. Which is why I am interested in getting an external GPU for my laptop: gaming (and maybe some video editing).
Could it support one very well? If so which one would be best? Budget maybe ~200-300$. I'll also note I run an HDMI cable from my laptop (laptop resolution 1366 x 768) to a TV that I use as a monitor (1920 x 1080p).
Thanks for reading and I can't wait to hear back from you!