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Laptops are fantastic tools, but the portable design philosophy that makes the laptop possible is responsible for one of its most irritating flaws: an utter lack of upgradeability. Sure, you can upgrade the RAM in your laptop, but other than that, you’re probably out of luck. Even if your CPU is fast enough to perform the newest tasks, your video chipset will often limit what you can do.

Want to use three or more displays? Sorry, most laptops only support the included display plus another using an analog out. Want to buy an external Blu-Ray player for your laptop? If your integrated video chipset doesn’t support DHCP, or doesn’t accelerate decoding, it’s not going to play Blu-ray movies. What if you’d like to play some of the newer video games? Sorry, your laptop’s integrated video is too slow, and you can’t upgrade the video card...

Or can you?
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I think there was a post about this on April fools day but everyone took it as a hoax. Seems pretty interesting for a laptop upgrade if you wanna play games mobile.
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Huh. Interesting. I wish they did benchmarks with a better machine...

The price is a bit steep...but...if some people want to roll that kind of dough--go for it.
    
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This would be great, as I'd be able to have protable laptop with long battery life, but I could also play games on it at home.

Right now, those two goals seem to be mutually exclusive.
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Asus tried the idea a while back and didn't have too much success.... Let's see if these companies can have better luck.

And note to the author: Check your acronyms. That should be HDCP, not DHCP.
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Probably just a typo... or he's one of those people that misread the acronym's order and somehow continue typing it without even knowing what it means o_O
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