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Originally Posted by akromatic View Post

setup can be slimmed down significantly using a pico PSU, they sell these solutions called vidock commercially and it looks much prettier
But vidock only powers an external display. If I remember correctly.
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post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

But vidock only powers an external display. If I remember correctly.

Nope, using Nvidia Optimus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMe3HNqkW9M
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post #53 of 58
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Originally Posted by jakethesnake438 View Post

Don't need to get an apple product.
Lenovo Thinkpad T430S, lightyears better (IMO) than any MBA
That's a completely different laptop... -_-
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post #54 of 58
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Nobody games on battery.

I don't say it's useless by the way. Mainly that it's so immobile, that after a point it might be worth it getting a Desktop. Especially if the solution doesn't give more than x4 v2 PCI-E lanes, then the cost over performance is high.

As small and ridiculously light as the 11" MBA is, adding a 1-2lb block with external power would actually put it on par with the weight of a gaming laptop. When carrying my MBA around, I always had to add weight to my bag to actually make it feel like I was carrying something. The fact that you could take an already fast and ultraportable laptop, sit it in a dock with a monitor, mouse and keyboard connection, and game on it as if it were a desktop is impressive to say the least. Even if it was at a crippling performance rate...which Thunderbolt should help remedy.
 
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Macbooks for gaming? We already overpaid on the laptops themselves. What's an extra $300-400 for a GPU and one of these enclosures? biggrin.gif
post #56 of 58
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Nope, using Nvidia Optimus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMe3HNqkW9M
Heh... cool.
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hypothethical question:
at work i got a 27" imac mid 2011 , that has one good quality -- the screen. Could this be used to use it as an external screen? cuz just usuall display port doesnt work on this specific model...
Yes you can
Look into something called "Target Display Mode"
You can use the 27" Screen as a screen only through the Display Port
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Nothing that amazing. Stuff like this has been out for some time now.
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