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PICTURED: Gigabyte's M1405 with External GPU

A few months back, Gigabyte announced the M1405 that came complete with a docking station that gave you more USB ports and HDMI and DVI, but also tacked on an Nvidia GeForce GT220 with 1GB of discrete to your machine.

CNet's Nicholas Aaron Khoo has spotted the M1405 in Taiwan and managed to get a few sneaky pictures and a video.

Specs for the device go a little something like this:

  • 14-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution TFT LED
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
  • Up to 4GB memory and 500GB storage
  • DVD
  • Windows 7
  • Intel GMA 4500MHD in addition to the external GeForce GT220

Check out the pictures and video below.

  • Regulas
    This actually makes some sense. Example, college student can take it on the go but come back to his dorm room and link up for some gaming.
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  • nforce4max
    Cool but how about something with a bit more punch.
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  • agawtrip
    is that the external graphics?
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  • mfarrukh
    Where is the message 'can it play crysis'?
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  • mlopinto2k1
    I betcha it'll play Mass Effect 2 and right now.. that is the only on this planet that actually matters. ;)
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  • h0llow
    Where is the message 'can it play crysis'?
    Just stop. Please just stop.

    I'm down to getting one of these when it hits the market, if the price tags seems right. I love the brush metal finish on it.
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  • israil
    Why has it taken this long for a manufacturer to come out with a docking station with an external GPU?
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  • andman22
    why not a 5870... $$$ that's why. A 5870 costs about as much as the laptop by itself.
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  • omfgnoogies
    this seems like the first generation of a platform that i hope becomes extremely popular. I'm sure the gt220 is just a trial run and if they sell well, there will be much more powerful upgrades in the future.
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  • warmon6
    hmmm.... i wonder if there's a way to change/mod the gpu for a different one like the gtx 260 or the HD 5770.

    Well at least from the sounds of it, the gpu works on the laptop screen and not just an extranal screen like most other external gpus for laptops.
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