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Power Requirements are the least of my worries. I'm only thinking in terms of performance and scaling. Will i be able to continuously gain the most out of this setup, so i can use the greatest cards and perform top notch? I've even found tablets with thunderbolt.

Imagine having an iconia W700 and using the latest desktop GTX...
Dude you're in situanion where you want to svae money and this will not work
1. Tablet cpus are way too slow to not bottleneck a high end desktop gpu
2. External PCIe thunderbolt dock costs way over 500 dollas
3. AMD Cloud gpu's are not even for sale for consumers

What i can tell you is, its best to get a high end laptop or a desktop that you can upgrade later, period. Theres no way you will be able to get similar performance cheaper with streaming/external gpu, etc..
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No i dont agree. The tablet i mentioned has already got an i5 and thunderbolt, so its not different from a laptop. An egpu setup on a thunderbolt enabled system, is one of few relevant technological leaps that makes sense and should become a standard.

Getting a high end laptop or desktop is the worst possible solution and the reason i started researching this option and posted this topic. Been there done that, never satisfied.
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No i dont agree. The tablet i mentioned has already got an i5 and thunderbolt, so its not different from a laptop. An egpu setup on a thunderbolt enabled system, is one of few relevant technological leaps that makes sense and should become a standard.

Getting a high end laptop or desktop is the worst possible solution and the reason i started researching this option and posted this topic. Been there done that, never satisfied.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Acer-Iconia-W700-53334G12as-Tablet.91267.0.html
Yes, its an i5 ,but ULV only two cores with HT enabled with max turbo boost of 2.5/2.7ghz.
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The Core i5-3337U's default clock is 1.8 GHz. The CPU clock briefly climbed to approximately 2 GHz when we started Prime95. The clock rates of the single cores nosedived to just below 1.4 GHz when we added FurMark. It ranged stably between 1.3 and 1.4 GHz for the entire test period. The Boost never came close to being maxed out at any time during the stress test. Throttling was only marginal in a CPU-only stress test. The clock rate of single cores remained above 1.7 GHz. This reduced CPU performance during load explains the comparatively poor benchmark rates.
Cooling sysem on it isn't good enough for that cpu since it throttles a lot.
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generate crazy amounts of heat and performance wise they last up to a year and then you have to couph it up for the next best thing.
You will most likely have to buy a new tablet every year that has thunderbolt since you won't be able to play games for a long time even on low settings with that cpu.
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