Lappys W/ Upgradable Graphics
Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:46 AM
Been thru the upgrade?
Did it work, in that the game you wanted to perform better did so?
And what is your opinion of the advisability of getting a lappy that can upgrade graphics?
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:52 AM
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:34 PM
As you might know. I have just purchased a Eurocom Scorpius which is a upgradable
I had to go back for a repair which I thought was a HDD problem. I was with the Tech
when he opened the back of the notebook. It seemed complicated but, when watching
him taking it apart, it was Very simple. Eight small screws and fan , copper tubing and
the video cards ( I have a crossfire setup) where all accessible. All he did was to pull
out the cards one at a time.
I have to say that these platforms are VERY expensive.
It comes with Two 300 watt power bricks.
Battery life well, I haven't verified but, I can't imagine more than 1 hr.
I have it on a cooler and after a three hr stint of playing CoD, it didn't show any signs of overheating.
I checked with RealTemp and it was registering at 58*C for CPU and 61*C for the
crossfire setup .
I don't know if I will ever have to upgrade as these are powerful enough to play ALL
of the recently released games.
Hope this helps.
Eurocom Scorpius: 3840QM-2.8 GHz-Ivy Bridge ; ATI 7970M Crossfire ; Intel SSD 520 series 480GB ; Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB,7200RPM ; 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 9 9 9 24 ; Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 ; THX True Studio Pro.
Patience is Life.