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The USB-C using the Thunderbolt interface has to have an impact due to the lack of lanes compared to a full x16 link but I think the results in the Razer laptop are more than interesting. Talking about the price, it's a lot more cheaper to get a laptop with a express card expansion slot that is tied to a mPCIe interface and get a cheap conversor to a estandar PCIe connector. You only have to power the GPU with a PSU or even a laptot charger that output 12V and you are ready to go. For less than 50$ importing from China, you can achieve that. 500$ is a steal.
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Well the tester used a crappy GTX 970 so...

Hey you take that back frown.gif.
 
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Hey you take that back frown.gif.

but it is crap
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but it is crap

I mean, not really, but whatever floats your boat smile.gif.
 
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Get a Eurocom. Problem solved.

no, eurocom is overpriced. I recommend HIDevolution EVOC instead.

cheapest option would be the AGA + alienware laptop

Only over-priced for Americans buying with USD. Their CAD pricing is not bad.

Sager and Clevo should be decently priced in America.
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Not really, but you are missing the whole point.
The idea is to allow a laptop to become a destop with the first initial expence only.
Instead of having to buy a seperate desktop and laptop, which makes it cumbersome to people who need portability and all of their data up to date, all you will do is get back home, and connect your laptop to the core. Connect a set of gaming keyboard and mouse and a good monitor, and you get all the benefits of a desktop with the same data, same installs, same save points, as you do in the laptops.
Now add the option to just get up and leave, and continue your play later someplace else, it is extremely useful without buying a bulky desktop, having to sync data, or having to swap keyboard and mouse and monitor if you want to work with a larger screen for the laptops. It just basically cost you the initial 500$ instead of a while computer and tou can swap gpu instead of a whole laptop. Or no need to buy a 6kg laptop for the internal strong gpu or a huge watercooling dock to keep it from frying.

I see your point, however as a former owner of a Razer blade laptop (which was an amazing piece of hardware btw), after owning for awhile I came to realize for the $3400 I paid for it, I could easily have built two - three decent to moderately powerful full gaming rigs.

It's not like I was playing BF4 on the Razer in my office or on vacation.

In fact, my current rig cost about the same and that is with a $1500 dollar monitor and a 980ti tongue.gif
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Wow, a Thunderbolt 3 passive cable for the 40 Gbps speed required for the Razer Core is limited to a length of 18 inches! You better enjoy that core being right next to your laptop.
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post #18 of 46
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Only over-priced for Americans buying with USD. Their CAD pricing is not bad.

Sager and Clevo should be decently priced in America.

I can go on XoticPC and get a Sager laptop with a 980M in it for around $1,650, and of all the laptops they have with a 980M in it, that's the cheapest price (in some cases by far). Personally I don't care for the look of them too much, and I'm not too fond of their heat output.
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I see your point, however as a former owner of a Razer blade laptop (which was an amazing piece of hardware btw), after owning for awhile I came to realize for the $3400 I paid for it, I could easily have built two - three decent to moderately powerful full gaming rigs.

It's not like I was playing BF4 on the Razer in my office or on vacation.

In fact, my current rig cost about the same and that is with a $1500 dollar monitor and a 980ti tongue.gif

Funny I read this when I was thinking of saving for the New Razer Blade so I can get the Razer Core and have a monster laptop on the go and a badass gaming PC setup when I'm at home, but honestly it seems like it'd be cheaper to buy a used MBPr and build a gaming PC than to go that route. $500, even with them making it $400 if you buy a Razer laptop, is still pretty steep. At that price I'm not too far from a 1070, and more than halfway to a 1080.
post #19 of 46
AMD tried it before in 2008. No one cared.

A company named magma has been making these of varying quality since forever. The only people who really found a use for them was the folks who need more space on their server rack but can't afford new a new rack(s).

Alienware made one of these and only charged $300ish for it. They got laughed at by the entire industry.

No more than a year later Razer repeats their massive failure and people are justifying it, because Razer.


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No more than a year later Razer repeats their massive failure and people are justifying it, because Razer.


Internet, you never fail to amaze me....

Are you kidding me? People hate on Razer constantly. No one is justifying this because it's Razer. I don't care for it and I think it's pointless, but you're delusional to think people are "justifying it, because Razer"...
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