Friday, June 9, 2017

I’m so happy external GPUs are finally a thing

Laptops are an exercise in compromise. Faster processors, longer battery life, and quality materials usually mean sacrificing thermals, portability, and/or your bank account. Wanting a decent dedicated GPU will generally sacrifice all of these, and mainstream ultraportables avoid them like the plague. That’s understandable, but it’s also a shame. Dedicated GPUs give users much more flexibility for gaming – their most obvious application – but also provide important horsepower for things like video editing, photography, graphic design, engineering software and, most recently, mixed reality (VR/AR) experiences. GPUs are only going to become more useful in the coming years as the…

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