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Can I Add Discrete Graphics Card To An Asus Laptop That Has Intel HD 4000? help

Ok, so heres the situation...i have an Asus k55a laptop with a intel core i5 3210m CPU and an Intel HD 4000 integreted GPU. is there a pci express slot somewhere on my motherboard? i want to put like an NVIDIA 530 or better (maybe you guys could suggest one). i just would like to know before i rip my laptop open for no reason. Plus, i know that the k55vm comes with discrete graphics and its basically identical to mine except for some of the hardware. THANKS SO MUCH FOR HELP! :)
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  2. Problem with laptops is that they have specific hardware and it is not in retail so even if yours could accept a discrete mini card there is limited resources (OEM's Asus in your case) to buy it from and very expensive. It is easier to upgrade the whole laptop.
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    You cannot upgrade parts like that in 99% of all laptops. Because now a days, they are soldered directly to the system board...
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