One of the downsides of having a laptop is the graphics processing unit (GPU). The solution for this downside is the external graphics processing unit (eGPU), and new has just been revealed. We are all excited about CES 2020. Technology is such a big part of our lives, and we can’t seem to get enough of it. Take a seat and be amazed at the juicy news below.
Lenovo has greeted the public with a whole new lineup of gaming kit in its Legion range, including the BoostStation eGPU.
What is BoostStation?
The BoostStation is efficiently supporting a decent range of full-sized GPUs, including the Radeon RX 5700 XT from AMD and GeForce RTX 2080 from Nvidia, however, is not limited to those two. If you are wondering how it works, it easily connects to your computer or laptop of choice via Thunderbolt 3.
More aspects of the BoostStation
It also has room to house additional storage. You can choose from either an SSD or HHD with a 3.5″ or 2.5″ slot. The BoostStation comes with a host of other ports such as HDMI, 2x USB 3.1, 1x USB 2.0, and ethernet. Furthermore, it renders an external hard drive, dock, eGPU, and power solution all accessible via a single cable to your laptop. For some unknown reasons, a microphone is included on the specification list. Guess we just have to wait to find out the use of it.
Pricing and availability
Lucky US costumers will be able to acquire the Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU starting May 2020 at the price of $250 for the unit. As for the other regions, the cost and availability are not confirmed yet.
Lenovo has made the gamer’s life easier by pairing up the BoostStation with non-other than the Legion Y740S with the notable exception of a dedicated GPU. You’ll be entirely reliant on some kind of eGPU to play any of the latest gaming headlines; however, the laptop looks very promising.
Legion Y740S will be available only in the US from May starting at $1,100, as for the other regions, the pricing and availability are yet to bee confirmed.