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expresscard video card?

By gamerguy53
May 6, 2007
  1. my laptop computer has an expresscard slot and i was wondering if there are any video cards that fit into an expresscard slot?
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  3. gamerguy53

    gamerguy53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    ok well do u think there will ever be a video card for an expresscard slot?
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    IDK :(.Most video cards are for standard desktop computers, with AGP, PCI, or PCI-E slots.
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    VERY FEW laptops except high end gaming laptops which cost 1 child put into indentured servitude have expandible video cards.

    Express card slots and PCMIA slots are mainly used for memory cards, additional USB cards and the like.

    As far as desktops go graphics cards are designed for the following types of slots (in order of ancientness)

    1. ISA (REALLY OLD and obsolete)
    2. PCI (Almost Obsolete)
    3. AGP (outdated but still quite usable)
    4. PCI-E (PCI-Express) Newest
    5. PCI-E 2 (coming soon)
     
  6. znote

    znote TS Rookie

  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uhm.. Those are TV tuners!

    Now, I have seen USB and ExpressCard video output devices, but they are slow as hell and most certainly no upgrade from your integrated video.

    I'm also pretty sure that they need Windows drivers to operate and you wouldn't be able to use them as primary video devices.
     
  8. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    there are docking stations that will take a PCI-E video card and connect via the expresscard slot, i know of one Asus said they were developing, however i don't know if it exists as of yet..
     
  9. Maccess

    Maccess TS Rookie

    I've seen three so far:

    Belkin High Speed Express Dock

    Targus ExpressCard Notebook Docking station

    and, VillageTronic has announced the ViDock Gfx which is due to ship in the first quarter of 2008. It is claims to be the most capable of the expresscard video docks, with two independent video outputs. (DVI+VGA, or 2xDVI-I/VGA in the higher end model), however, it only offers video.

    The Targus and Belkin offer USB, Ethernet (a SLOW ethernet port), audio, and one video output.
     
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