about external graphics card in laptop

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq45 lap...
August 18, 2011 at 06:15:08
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, amd athlon 64 x2 dual core/4 GB ram
hey i have little confusion about external graphics card in laptop. I heard about VI dock which is run vai express slot in laptop...
now i have laptop which have express slot and it remain empty all the time..
so i wanna ask u what is the performance criteria by VI dock.
my laptop spec.
compaq presario cq45 205 AU model
with AMD Athlon x2 dual core QL-62 2.00Ghz
and most important the chipset- ATI radeon HD 3200 Integrated chipset with dedicated 256MB video ram
just assure me what is VI dock...coz i dont know the all stuffs of external graphics

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#1
August 18, 2011 at 07:32:47
Complete waste of money. If you're not happy with your laptop's gaming performance, sell it, then buy one that has decent gaming graphics. For example:

http://www.amazon.com/G73SW-A1-Repu...


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#2
August 18, 2011 at 08:33:36
hey but i show the videos of these stuffs. i cant believe that even worst laptop can run games very smoothly.....and hey is there possible that any external graphic card like radeon hd 4870 or 5xxx or any radeon series can attach by express card in my laptop.....cuz i have limited budget so i cant hire a gaming laptop or desktop.....plz reply dude.....

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#3
August 18, 2011 at 10:24:57
I already did reply. I didn't think I had to get into much detail.

The latest ViDock costs about $300 (depending on the model), then you'd have to buy a PCIe video card to put inside it. A decent gaming card will cost at least $100, so the total is about $400. And of course, your laptop ceases to be portable when using it because you will need a wall outlet to power the card, plus the card needs to be connected to an external monitor. And if you don't have a monitor, that adds another $150 +/- to the shopping list, bringing the total to $550 +/-. How well does that work with your limited budget?


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#4
August 18, 2011 at 11:32:15
hey dude i mension a query about buying a desktop...will check my message box...it is abt to buy a new desktop...just check that config and tell it is best for gaming...only for gaming

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