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My laptop has an extra one, and I'm trying to decide what to do with it. Maybe stick an SSD like this in there? I've already got a top end wireless card, so I'm curious if anyone else has ideas about what to do with it? Don't hold back, show me anything sized to go in a laptop (that SSD is about as big as can fit).
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what about 3G card?
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Heck that SSD is nice. What else can you do with it really if you aren't going to use it for wirelesS?

EDIT: maybe there is a tv tuner in Mini PCIE?
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If i were you i'd check if it's a mSATA or a mPCI-E slot first, they tend to be a lot similar.

Also, i'd add a SSD. Best way to add storage space on the PC.
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post #5 of 7
slap a mid-end mobile GPU in there and mod the heatsink
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slap a mid-end mobile GPU in there and mod the heatsink
Are there mPCI-E cards? thought you needed a special port for those
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its already got a mobile 5470, but that isn't as easily accessible as the slot is (i know its a mediocre card, but it was the best they offered)

didn't think about 3G, that could also be nice (i take this laptop lots of places with no wifi)

@Starbomba: how can i tell if its mSATA or a mPCI-E?
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