Shuttle I-Power GXT Mini External Graphics Solution

Hooking up external graphic cards to notebooks isn’t something terribly new, as Gigabyte’s BookTop M1305 and M1405 already do that, but this time Shuttle have also come up with their own implementation of an external graphic card, which is currently being displayed at CeBIT 2010. The I-Power GXT Mini boasts an ATI Radeon HD 4650 that will hook up to your Shuttle netbook via a special GXP port (which looks something like an HDMI port). According to reports, the card bumped the graphics performance benchmark up from 500 in 3DMark06 to 5,000, which is considerable. The best part is, this accessory basically gives you a PCI-Express slot for you to have fun with, so you can actually replace the graphic card with a TV tuner card, USB 3.0 card or whatever fancy PCI-E card that you have lying around. You should be able to purchase preconfigured versions of this with the card already plugged in, or just the barebone version. Video on this item after the jump.

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