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Gigabyte launches a water-cooled Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Graphics docks promise the best of both worlds for laptop users — you can have a thin, light, and portable notebook with long battery life for use on the go, but you can connect a desktop-class graphics card for gaming or graphics work when you’re back at home base. Over the past few years a […]

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Gigabyte’s new external graphics dock houses a GeForce RTX 2070 GPU

Adding a high-end graphics card to a desktop PC isn’t usually all that hard. But things get trickier when you want to add desktop-class graphics to a laptop or mini-desktop (which may have no room for a discrete GPU). Enter graphics docks, which allow you to use a desktop graphics card with any computer… as […]

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Razer Blade thin & light gaming laptop gets a 2018 refresh

Gaming hardware company Razer makes pretty good laptops, as I discovered when I reviewed the Razer Blade Stealth last month. But that model is a bit of an anomaly for the company: it’s got everything you want in a gaming laptop… except for a discrete graphics card that lets you play the latest games at […]

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Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock with NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics coming soon for $399

Lenovo is the latest company to launch an external graphics dock that lets you add a desktop-class graphics card to your laptop or PC just by plugging it into a Thunderbolt 3 port. But the new Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock is a bit more svelte than most of the products in this category that […]

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Zotac introduces AMP Box line of external graphics docks (Thunderbolt 3)

Laptops are getting thinner, lighter, and more energy efficient… which is great if you want decent performance and long battery life on the go. But if you want to do some heavy duty gaming, video editing, or other tasks that require a desktop-class graphics card you might need, well, a desktop. Or you could opt […]

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Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptop goes quad-core (with Kaby Lake-R)

Razer’s Blade Stealth line of laptops are thin, light, and esigned for gaming… which is a weird thing to say about notebooks that feature Intel HD graphics rather than a discrete GPU. But these portable notebooks feature premium specs including high-resolution displays, plenty of RAM and solid state storage, and perhaps most importantly, a Thunderbolt […]

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HP’s $300 Omen graphics accelerator lets you use desktop graphics with a notebook

There may be a growing number of laptops designed for gaming, and they may be getting thinner and lighter. But they’re still pretty expensive… and quite frankly, overkill for non-gaming activities. So over the past year or so we’ve also seen the rise of a new class of PC accessory: the graphics dock. Basically plug […]

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Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box brings desktop graphics to (some) laptops for $599

So you want a laptop that’s thin, light, and gets long battery life for use on the go… but you also want a high-power graphics card for gaming. Soon you’ll be able to opt for one of the new laptops built around NVIDIA’s new MAX-Q design for balancing portability and high-performance graphics. But another option […]

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Zotac unveils 2017 line of Kaby Lake mini PCs and a Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock

Zotac is updating most of its small form-factor desktop computers this year with new models sporting Intel Kaby Lake processors, That includes the company’s MI line of mini PCs, the CI line of slightly larger, but quieter models with fanless designs, and the more powerful Magnus models with NVIDIA graphics. Some models also include Thunderbolt […]

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Zotac teases external graphics dock, new mini PCs ahead of CES

Zotac is the latest PC hardware company set to launch an external graphics dock that allows you to add a desktop-class graphics card to just about any laptop or desktop computer that has a Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C port. The company plans to showcase the device at the Consumer Electronics Show, where Zotac will also reveal […]