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.

Source: Engadget

3 reviews or comments

techamino Says: June 18, 2007 at 7:31 am

Why wait for this product to launch and get all the bugs worked out when there’s already the CinePort Express from CineMassive Displays. Its a PCI Express expansion slot system for your laptop that adds gpu’s for up to 4 additional screens from your laptop. Its been around for a while so they probably have the bugs worked out. This isn’t vapor wear. Its worth a look:

Billy Says: July 3, 2007 at 4:00 pm

Re: CineMassive Displays
Great idea for people who drive Ferrari’s, or corporations with limitless operating budgets. The Luxium is for those with real world financial limitations.

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