Curmudgeon Gamer
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28 June 2011
The ASUS XG Station Finally Arrives! But, um, it's Sony, not Asus, that delivers.

I've been posting about the ASUS XG station on here for a while. It's a [vaporware] device that allows you to hook your supra-1337-phat output port on your laptop to an externally enclosed video card so that you can, among other things, game with a video card limited laptop. I don't know why, but I've always thought giving your laptop unexpected power like this was awesome. I suppose it's because the video card is the item I most often want to upgrade on my tower, and I'd like to pour more of my money into upgrading my CPU by buying new laptops instead. I don't know.

Anyhow, remember when I said that since we have MacBooks with "Thunderbolt" -- Can I get my Asus XG Station now? It's happened.

The notebook itself only contains an Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU, while the external dock contains an AMD Radeon HD 6650M with 1GB of Video RAM.

Still, my rational brain says you should just throw $700 at an Alienware m11x, game wherever the heck you want, and be done with it. Or, better yet, fork over $150 to upgrade the card in your tower and pocket the change.


--ruffin at 15:17
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