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Nowadays laptops rarely have express slots. Only the really old ones or the really high end ones.
post #12 of 17
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Nowadays laptops rarely have express slots. Only the really old ones or the really high end ones.

Kinda true... I mean mine does and it's from 2010. I know most from 2011 do too, so that machine should have one since it's design is from that era. biggrin.gif
     
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Well, it does not, it does have an ethernet port, an HDMI port, a vga port and 3 usb 2.0 ports. Laptops are trying to shave down as much weight as possible.
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Expresscard slots only have a few PCI lanes anyway so you probably wouldn't be able to find a very powerful expresscard GPU. CPUs aren't usually soldered to the board, GPUs almost always are (AFAIK?).
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Could be, I'm working with an intel HD GPU, so you can see that my life is a pain. (Not really, only when it comes to games).
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Expresscard slots only have a few PCI lanes anyway so you probably wouldn't be able to find a very powerful expresscard GPU. CPUs aren't usually soldered to the board, GPUs almost always are (AFAIK?).

That too is incorrect. Mine isn't.

Only certain cards are soldered onto the board. the cards like the GT 650M and the GT 555M are soldered onto the boards. Anything with the 'GT' designation will more than likely be a soldered GPU. Anything with a 'GTX' designation will be socket based and can be swapped out.
     
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I see, I didn't know that. Thanks.
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