MSI Luxium offers external graphics solution for notebooks
Purchasing a notebook can be a major decision for many people, and it is not wise to make a mistake during purchase since you might end up with less than what you actually require in your work/study. That’s the problem with notebooks – upgrading in the future can be quite limited since you don’t have the flexibility and space a desktop system affords. While most notebooks come with an integrated graphics card with no room to maneuver for future upgrades, this doesn’t always have to be the case any more with MSI’s Luxium.
The Luxium is an external graphics card solution that offers a PCI-e to ExpressCard interface in order to let your desktop graphics card talk to your notebook. Not only that, you also get a handful of USB 2.0 ports, a “USB to LAN” connector, S/PDIF in/out, optical audio input, and 7.1-channel Dolby Digital support. Guess you can finally run DirectX games on a notebook should you feel the need to upgrade in the near future without forking out an insane amount of cash for a dedicated gaming notebook in the first place. Pricing and availability details are unknown.