would a MBP benefit from Asus XG Station?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Emrtr4, May 20, 2007.

  1. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    The Asus XG Station is an external graphics solution for laptops that plugs into laptops PCI E slot and then can be used to power an external display. It will be shipping in the next month for about $600 and will come with a Asus 7900GS (although engadget reported that it is easily upgradable to any PCI E card, however the 8800 cards will not work because they are too long for the casing).

    My question is, would it make sense for someone with a MBP to purchase this solution if they want to game (in windows) and they want to use their MBP to do it. Of course a MBP has dedicated graphics, so would this be a big enough improvement?
  2. thegrandmaster macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2007
    Right now, I'm guessing gaming on the MBP really isn't that much of a problem and very few games present a problem. I have a friend who was a laptop with a AMD 1.60GHZ with an ATi X1300 and he doesn't have trouble running new games, so I can imagine the MBP plays stuff ok at the moment.

    In the future something like this might be worthwhile, but in the meantime its probably not worth it.

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