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I would like to see results with something other than a 970. Gains seem pretty minimal with it but I'd like to see how a 980 or 980ti compares and how much of a bottleneck the cpu/thunderbolt 3 is
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For me, it's no point putting that much money into, to play games on that small laptop screen. laptop gaming is ok, but not when it goes way over desktop budget
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Products like this have an appeal
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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.
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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

Gaming notebooks and products like the Core really get a bad rap but I think many forget that there really is a legitimate market for both products. In your example it sounds like the portability of the machine was not a necessity so I can see why it felt like a waste. Of course a desktop is going to be higher performing while being a better value. That's been true since the dawn of time itself; maybe even before then.

Full disclosure: I own an Alienware 15 and love the heck out of it. I travel for work and am sometimes gone for a couple weeks at a time. Having a laptop which is quite portable, about the size of the EliteBook I use for work, that is powerful enough to allow me to run any of my applications or games from a hotel room is a godsend. What else am I going to do? Drag my Corsair 750D through the airport?

Now obviously my little Alienware is paltry in comparison to most of the desktops around OCN. The 970M does well enough at 1080p but it's no match for the larger, higher-resolution screens out there. That's where something like the Core or the Alienware Graphics Amp start to become more appealing. Having access to desktop graphics horsepower while still retaining the core device's portability sounds pretty good to me. Honestly, if I didn't own a desktop prior to the start of my current employment I probably would have picked up the Alienware version already.
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Get a Eurocom. Problem solved.

Why will I want a heavy laptop?
It goes against the whole point of being portable.
When sitting in a classroom or a meeting or just in the office or in a coffee shop, it just looks ridiculous to use a huge heavy laptop.
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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

TBH, If I could dock my rMBP 15 to a razer core like with a 980 TI or 1080, connected to the same screen as I have today with a keyboard and mouse and external SSD, and game on it like a desktop, I would do it in a heart beat.

My laptop is being used all the time. Everything I do, my photography, my work, is on it and it is with me all the time. If I had a good dock for it with external GPU, I would use it.
I would not buy a heavy laptop. I won't take a 4-5kg of a laptop around with me. The 2kg of the rMBP is more than the max I would take. Which is the reason why I think the core or other similar solutions are a good idea as long as they are done well and all the issues of drivers etc are most plug and play.
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TBH, If I could dock my rMBP 15 to a razer core like with a 980 TI or 1080, connected to the same screen as I have today with a keyboard and mouse and external SSD, and game on it like a desktop, I would do it in a heart beat.

My laptop is being used all the time. Everything I do, my photography, my work, is on it and it is with me all the time. If I had a good dock for it with external GPU, I would use it.
I would not buy a heavy laptop. I won't take a 4-5kg of a laptop around with me. The 2kg of the rMBP is more than the max I would take. Which is the reason why I think the core or other similar solutions are a good idea as long as they are done well and all the issues of drivers etc are most plug and play.

Liiiiiiiiiiiiike what I am doing with my rMBP and thunderbolt gtx 960?
The solution is available, just a little DIY needded
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Why will I want a heavy laptop?
It goes against the whole point of being portable.
When sitting in a classroom or a meeting or just in the office or in a coffee shop, it just looks ridiculous to use a huge heavy laptop.
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They make 980m 15.6 inch laptops too @ 5 pounds....
    
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They make 980m 15.6 inch laptops too @ 5 pounds....

Yet it will still not be equal to a 24-27" monitor with a 980/980ti/1080/furyx etc in terms of gaming, which is where the core is aiming at.
Those are two totally different setups.
If you are willing to play on a 15" laptop, its fine. But it will not be a "gaming beast" machine even with the 980m which will heat up the laptop and make it uncomfortable over time.
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Yet it will still not be equal to a 24-27" monitor with a 980/980ti/1080/furyx etc in terms of gaming, which is where the core is aiming at.
Those are two totally different setups.
If you are willing to play on a 15" laptop, its fine. But it will not be a "gaming beast" machine even with the 980m which will heat up the laptop and make it uncomfortable over time.

Stay in context.

Were talking about weight being the priority which is what I commented on.
    
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They make 980m 15.6 inch laptops too @ 5 pounds....

Yet it will still not be equal to a 24-27" monitor with a 980/980ti/1080/furyx etc in terms of gaming, which is where the core is aiming at.
Those are two totally different setups.
If you are willing to play on a 15" laptop, its fine. But it will not be a "gaming beast" machine even with the 980m which will heat up the laptop and make it uncomfortable over time.

You can use a 27" monitor with a laptop. It's not hard.

The mobile version of desktop GTX 1080 will be on laptops soon.

You are just being ignorant to support your own point.
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