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Computex 2015 | MSI shows new notebook gaming dock for GS series

MSI shows new notebook gaming dock for GS series
MSI shows new notebook gaming dock for GS series
The new gaming dock will be much more compact than the previous model shown at CES 2015

When MSI unveiled its first gaming dock at CES this year, it was a large and boxy solution that just wasn't very attractive. Nonetheless, the ability to equip a desktop graphics card for a notebook is certainly very appealing.

Now half a year later, the manufacturer is showing a more refined gaming dock solution at Computex 2015. The GamingDock Mini utilizes a proprietary PCIe x16 connection and will be compatible with both AMD and Nvidia GPUs. In fact, MSI claims that users can safely install a Titanium X without any power issues as the dock will have its own dedicated PSU. Like the good ol' days before Optimus, the notebook must be restarted if it is to use the desktop GPU.

The GamingDock Mini will be available later this year for $169. The existing GS30 Shadow is so far the only compatible notebook, though MSI promises more in the near future.

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J. Simon Leitner/ Allen Ngo, 2015-06- 6 (Update: 2015-06- 6)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.