ASUS has introduced the XG Station: a dedicated external graphics card. Laptop users rejoice; high end graphics performance is available, without losing the portability of a laptop. The XG Station is powered by a power brick that plugs directly into the adapter. An integrated LCD screen can display information such as frame rate, fan speed, GPU temperature and more while the included control knob can change various settings of the XG Station such as the core and memory clocks.
Currently, the XG Station only connects to any notebook's ExpressCard slot but will eventually work with PCIe ExpressCard interfaces installed in a desktop PC. The station can be equipped with any PCI Express x16 based graphics card: AMD, NVIDIA or even Matrox. ASUS chose the first XG Station to contain an NVIDIA 7900GS powered graphics card. Pricing is presently unknown but expect ASUS to release the XG Station in Q2 2007.