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Old 02-26-2008, 11:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A good example of vaporware. It would be cheaper just to upgrade to a newer laptop.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I swear it was a product you could actually buy, though. I thought I bookmarked it too but I can't find it. Oh well...
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It doesnt just use USB, it uses a portable type of PCIE slot.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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So to use it you'd have to take apart your laptop and hook it up? Because magically turning usb bus into pci-e bus doesn't sound... possible.
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Chris perillo did a review of a USB graphics card, more powerful than a intergrated laptop gfx card. When i get home i will find a link for it, but if you need to look for it now look under his youtube channel an you will find it (posted some time in december i think).
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Probably what I'm thinking of used an express slot on the laptop, not USB. I'll search for it in a bit here...
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Hello,

Asustek's XG Station connects to the laptop via an the Express Card slot.

The Magma ExpressBox1 is a similar product which connects to the laptop using the Express Card slot.
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So to use it you'd have to take apart your laptop and hook it up? Because magically turning usb bus into pci-e bus doesn't sound... possible.
No, it uses the express card interface, which is a type of pci-e interface.
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Asustek's XG Station connects to the laptop via an the Express Card slot.

The Magma ExpressBox1 is a similar product which connects to the laptop using the Express Card slot.
There we go, that's what I was thinking of. Man is that ever expensive...
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No, it uses the express card interface, which is a type of pci-e interface.
no it's not, it's an interface that piggybacks on either USB2.0 or PCI-e bus, see ExpressCard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the express card interface only uses a single PCI-e lane anyway so it's not exactly going to provide stellar performance.
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