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'Gaming' Ultrabooks & Docks

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Hey folks

 

As the title implies, really like the idea of a small ultrabook, but with a docking station with desktop GPU + I/O ports. I am wondering what other solutions are out their other than the Razer Blade stealth & Razer core. I am looking at those, but the wierd core lineup and price are somewhat off putting. I know Alienware offer a propriatary solution in their Graphics accelerator, but none of their compatible laptops could exactly be described as an ultrabook (the 13 is about the same size most 15" laptops, and comes with its own discrete GPU).

 

Are their any other dock & ultrabook combos out yet? Ideally with a laptop that'd fit in a small 13" laptop bag (which seem to be modeled after Macbook 13 & XPS sized laptops) with a rough dimension under 31x22x3cm. The laptop would seldom be used for much more than office work, watching movies & light CAD when out of the dock.

 

 

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You could grab one of these (https://www.eluktronics.com/N131WU) it's a rebranded Clevo machince, x4 Thunderbolt port and fairly inexpensive.

 

Only problem is the rather small battery.

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13" MBP and an eGPU Box? 

 

Hook the eGPU up to the Mac on one side of the Mac and hook up a dock with all the ports you want on the other side, that way you get the full bandwidth. 

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22 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

why not a macbook + a dock + vega 56?

 

or XPS 13 and a dock?

Don't want a mac, also the 4 core versions are extortionate.

 

XPS 13 only has thunderbolt x2, so not great for eGPUs

 

That Clevo, I never actually realised that existed, the UK Clevo resellers only sell down to the 14" model, that being said, having a 2.5" bay instead of a bigger battery in an ultrabook is pretty old hat.

 

Is having a specifically designed dock beneficial, or does any eGPU dock work with any thunderbolt laptop? Toying with a blade stealth and maybe a Gigabyte Aorus, or HP Accelerator

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Monolith(Laptop): CPU: i7 5700HQ GPU: GTX 980M 8GB RAM: 2x8GB 1600MHz Storage: 2x128GB Samsung 850 EVO(Raid 0) + 1TB HGST 7200RPM Model: Gigabyte P35XV4 Mouse: Razer Orochi Headset: Turtle Beach Stealth 450

 

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Router: Netgear D7000 Nighthawk

NAS: Synology DS218j, 2x 4TB Seagate Ironwolf

Media Accelerator: Nvidia Shield via Plex

Phone: Sony Xperia X Compact

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The XPS 13 9370 supports 4x Thunderbolt 3. Provided it's available in your country.

https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/qna44089/thunderbolt-3-40gbps-data-transfer-rate?lang=en 

 

Instead of a dock maybe look at an eGPU that has additional usb ports. 

 

EDIT: Just remembered this. If you are considering the RBS, not all docks will charge.

https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/991a1p/compatible_docks_for_razer_blade_stealth_2018/ 

 

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3 hours ago, CtrlAltELITE said:

XPS 13 only has thunderbolt x2

New 9370 has x4

 

If you need a fairly cheap laptop for eGPU, Yoga 730 13 and Ideapad 720s 13 Intel are good options

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