Friday, August 6, 2010

Adding a video card to a laptop

EDIT 12-14-2010:  newer ViDock options available; pick an appropriate card to load.

Had to research this for a roommate: found some interesting stuff out there. If you have a newer laptop, it probably has an ExpressCard slot you can use to add a PCIe device to.

* Offical list of ExpressCard addons
* "Magma" box: ~$700; need your own card
* ViDock 2 ~$350: Radeon 5670 prepackaged
ExpressCard to PCIe x16 adapter ~$80 : add power supply, video card, and probably an enclosure too.

I saw a blog post a while back regarding the last option, so I know its doable.

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