Razer launches the Core X Chroma eGPU to make your laptop a

first_img We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you buy a laptop over a desktop, you’re ultimately putting a ceiling on gaming performance. Even the best gaming laptops can’t compete with the kind of graphics cards desktop PCs can pack.There is a way of making your laptop more like a gaming PC though, and that’s with an external graphics card. These eGPUs are docks that hold the graphics card, giving your laptop some much-needed extra power, even if it makes them considerably less portable. Related: Best laptopsRazer has just announced its latest model: the Core X Chroma. As the name suggests, it comes with Razer Chroma RGB lighting on the case, and it certainly has the potential to give your laptop a shot in the arm. It comes with four USB 3.0 ports on the back, packs a 700-watt PSU and supports up to three-slot graphics cards. That’s why I say “has the potential to” rather than “will”: despite its hefty price ($399, or around £306) it doesn’t actually include a graphics card in the mix, so you’ll need to source your own.If the high cost of entry doesn’t put you off, then be sure to check the specifications before you begin. It requires a Thunderbolt 3-equipped system running the Windows 10 October 2018 update, or a Mac system running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra or later. If you’re using a Mac, you also should note that only AMD Radeon cards are officially supported, which limits your choices somewhat.Related: Best PC gamesIts officially gone on sale in the USA today, but Razer says that other territories – including the UK and Australia – will follow in due course. For keen British readers, Scan has it up for pre-order with an expected release date of April 24. It’s priced at £379.99 if you can stomach that.Would you consider an eGPU to boost your laptop, or is it just too expensive? Let us know what you think on Twitter: @TrustedReviews. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more