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Don't count on it, desktops will still be cheaper. It's the same as you can get a 88GTX laptop, but its too expensive so you might as well get a desktop.
The problem with getting a 8800GTX in a laptop is that it's no longer portable, or efficient. Having a HD3200 inside which will grant you HD-playback and modest game performance while on the road, but a HD38/4870 inside a box you bolt on while at home for the best experience. If you can Hybrid Crossfire your integrated and dedicated it will be even sweeter.
    
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The problem with getting a 8800GTX in a laptop is that it's no longer portable, or efficient. Having a HD3200 inside which will grant you HD-playback and modest game performance while on the road, but a HD38/4870 inside a box you bolt on while at home for the best experience. If you can Hybrid Crossfire your integrated and dedicated it will be even sweeter.
I have to ask, why did you tell me that?
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I think is a good idea
    
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I like this idea. With more and more people buying laptops, it will give them a reason to own one PC instead of a desktop and lappy. I suppopse it all depends on price.
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Didnt ASUS already anounce something like this?
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Didnt ASUS already anounce something like this?
No i'm pretty sure this is AMD only so far.
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Asus has something like this but not as good. It uses a usb, which has lower bandwidth.
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Asus had something called the xtremestation (I think). It used the express card slot which only provides 250Mb of bandwidth so it wasn't worth the cost.
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its 1 PCIe 2.0 (500mb/s per x) x8 slot, equal in bandwith to 1 PCIe 1.1 (250mb/s per x) x16 slot
Oh sorry, I missed that it was 2.0

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I'm not sure how it would compare with the 8800m GTS 512 clocked at 600/1500/1800.
I have a laptop with a 8800m gts in it and using one 3870 my desktop smokes it playing the same games at the same resolution (1920 x 1200)
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I have a laptop with a 8800m gts in it and using one 3870 my desktop smokes it playing the same games at the same resolution (1920 x 1200)
To be fair the 3870 i believe is faster then the 8800GTS to begin with.
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