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Hi will laptops always have the Mobile PCI EXpress Module a mobile graphics interface. Why are Acer apparenty not including it anymore? It's better for end-users to be able to upgrade then pay out for another laptop so is it all profit driven. There seems a demand on the web. Do no new laptops have Mobile PCI EXpress Module External graphics card via express card slot how good are they? Your answer is appreciated Thankyou

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Usually it is a profit driven issue and a cost one included...Most manufacturer have their own graphic cards and includes them on the motherboard this way less things can go wrong in wiring and power..or ..they have contracts with some manufacturers of graphic cards and this is a method to avoid using devices from competition ..
almost all new laptops ca use external cards ..and the performance are great ..and depends only on the specs of the card used...The only issue that may have an external one is not of performance one ..but a bus speed...its obvious that a pci or agp may have a better speed that one plugged in an external plug ...but this is only depending on the laptop performances ..

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Hello,

The answer to your first question is 'NO'. Laptop these days does not have Mobile PCI EXpress Module.USB has taken over Mobile PCI EXpress Module.

Its not only Acer that is not including it anymore, other laptops as well are not including it any more. It has turned into an old school, that is, it's fading away gradually.

Internet these days do not use Mobile PCI EXpress Module, instead they use USB modem connection and wireless so there would be no need for Mobile PCI EXpress modems.

Laptop produced these days have about 4 to 5 USB space on them and leaving no space for Mobile PCI EXpress Module. So as you can see, they are try to fade Mobile PCI EXpress Module away.

Take care.

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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