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post #31 of 33
Desktop and a cheap laptop would be better value for your money.
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by TrollingThunder View Post

I wouldn't put much weight in a Thunderbolt eGPU. The PCI-E ones are pretty speedy. Thunderbolt eGPU's will develop in due time so just think about a laptop that has a PCI-E port or even a laptop with a MxM port so you can just use a laptop dedicated GPU.

I was thinking of getting a Thunderbolt to PCI-E adapter, if the price was more reasonable. I find a $600+ price tag of an adapter and chassis box very hard to swallow.

Or at least a PCI-E female to female connector (GPU + female-to-female + PCI-E-to-Thunderbolt).


I'm having trouble finding a laptop with a MxM port that is still light and has long battery life (if I'm just web browsing or typing). Even if I did find one, the issue would be the higher cost of a MxM GPU than a PCI-E GPU.

I can understand how a desktop computer might be more worth it, but I would have to pay for an additional monitor, keyboard, PSU, case, and other components.
Edited by A Bad Day - 12/4/12 at 3:10pm
post #33 of 33
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Well, thanks for your opinions! thumb.gif

I'll check back next year to see what computer I should buy/build if I find the 11" laptop insufficient.
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