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