Is there a market for positions graphic cards "Weak" externals? The largest Chinese manufacturer in the field of computers are planning to discover
Various reviews across the network have already made it clear that the connection of video cards is particularly powerful to the computer externally, using a connector Thunderbolt 3, will lead to a frontal encounter with the technology bottleneck, with a performance decline that could reach several tens of percent depending on the nature of the application being run. The innovative ability to connect a graphics card externally and simply to a system works best based on mid-market processing products, so it should come as no surprise that more and more manufacturers are aiming for more compact and pre-complex solutions, instead of allowing the user to choose the graphics card.
One of those companies that adopts a more modest line in the world of Thunderbolt 3 is Lenovo, which features an ultra-thin dock (22 millimeters), in a solid and opaque black design, with specific knowledge of its latest and popular IdeaPad 720S processors - which hides a portable GeForce GTX 1050 card with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. It's not a gaming monster, but it's still supposed to be a leap of several levels compared to the UHD Graphics 620's built-in capabilities. Intel - When Blanovo even declares the ability to activate the new virtual reality / integrated reality interface of Windows 10 at a refresh rate of 90 Hz, using Glasses Of course compatible.
The docking station features a modest external power supply, three USB Type-A connectors, one of which is suitable for charging smart devices of various types, one HDMI 2.0 connection and a pair of DisplayPort 1.2 connections for connecting virtual reality goggles of all kinds, a 3.5 mm audio connector and a Gigabit Ethernet input Of less than 700 grams and a total volume of about 0.7 liters, which can definitely be packed in a bag and taken next to the laptop from place to place - we hope to hear later about support for other Lenovo models that include the author of theThunderbolt 3, and perhaps even competing PCs.
The main problem with the new offer is its price tag - Lenovo plans to launch the case at a cost of no less than $ 400, which may be cheaper than most similar products but also much weaker, of course, and doubles the price by about 4 times the price of a stationary GTX 1050 average. This is a gap that is difficult to justify - and we have no choice but to hope that the price will be cut quickly, when a cost of less than $ 300 can make the plugin really relevant to quite a few of the supported mobile (or mobile) owners.
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