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    News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    Fujitsu Siemens' external notebook graphics solution will be available next month, and it promises up to 470% more power.
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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    They're going to have to set the price point very carefully. Even then, I can't see this being a great seller. There doesn't seem to be to be a great market out there for this sort of device.
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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    I disagree. I think if marketed/designed right this could be an amazing product. We are know people are moving the way of the Notebook. But upgrading the parts outside installing new memory is an absolute pig. How brilliant would it be if you could buy an off the shelf component to allow you to play the latest games? I use a laptop myself, each year i find myself unable to play the latest games. Rather than forking out £1000+ each time, how much better would it be if i could just pay £300 for a 4870 in a box. then replace that with a XXXX in two year time.

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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    How much better again would it be if you could have external pci-e x16 outputs on laptops, and connect to an external box that allowed the use of desktop graphics cards.

    Still, at least its a step in the right direction.

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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    I bet it will cost quite a bit! I just don't see this catching on unless its priced below £150 and has no issues with drivers etc.
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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    Generally speaking, peeps into PC gaming will have made/purchased a gaming rig for said purposes, or have a console. This I see is for the casual gamer who may not have a capable rig, or console. But will they be prepared to shell out what will in all probability be a substantial wad of cash, in order to play the odd game at a decent resolution & framerate?
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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    I love the idea of these (in theory), been waiting for a viable consumer product for too long.

    Unplug the laptop from the external grahics.. go about your daily laptop business and then come home where your graphics card awaits.

    Assuming you get the required bandwidth it will be great.

    Assuming it's reasonably priced and worth having over a laptop with hybrid gfx it will be great.

    What is it they say about never assume...?

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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    I think this particular product wont catch on becuase the need to have to use and external monitor. But an add on card that allows you to turbo-charge you graphics potential by pluggin a ATI or Nvidia card into slot in the notebook and take over all GPU operations from the onboard system would be smashing! -where are these, the market is crying out for something like this.

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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    If this could be used to open up additional display outputs on a desktop PC, I can see it being a viable alternative to setting up triple monitors using Matrox TripleHead2Go which (for the DVI version) is currently at £230.

    Price it below that and people may well use it for a purpose slightly different than shelf description.

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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    A lot of people use docking stations and external monitors etc.. at home. I certainly do.

    I always have small laptops so the screens are a bit of a pain to use for everything I want them to do when I am home.

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    Re: News - Fujitsu Siemens' AMILO GraphicBooster ready to hit the market

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerotan View Post
    If this could be used to open up additional display outputs on a desktop PC, I can see it being a viable alternative to setting up triple monitors using Matrox TripleHead2Go which (for the DVI version) is currently at £230.

    Price it below that and people may well use it for a purpose slightly different than shelf description.
    like this you mean?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/EVGA-...ector-1440x900
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