Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Sa3650 laptop with Graphics Booster
Posted by: Dan on: 17.02.2009 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
“Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT Infrastructure Provider. By delivering Infrastructure products, solutions and services as well as Managed Infrastructure or a combination of these offerings, our customers have the freedom to choose whatever IT infrastructure fits best to their specific needs.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is present in all key markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East serving large, small or medium-sized companies or private consumers, while its Infrastructure Services division is active in 170 countries. The company benefits from the global cooperation and innovation power of both its shareholders, Fujitsu Ltd. and Siemens AG.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is one of the pioneers in offering a complete range of environmentally conscious products and in using environmentally friendly technologies and processes throughout the entire lifecycle of a product.”
Today from Fujitsu Siemens we are looking at a very interesting and exciting product, their Amilo Sa3650 laptop (that’s not the exciting part) with Graphics Booster XGP external graphics card.
If alarm bells haven’t gone off in your head yet, and a wave of excitement passed over you, let me explain the significance of an external graphics card.
As you will know; the primary purpose of laptops are for them to be carried around and used out and about, so they have to be small/light enough to be comfortably carried for long periods of time, and so consequently use a relatively low amount of power to have any chance at a decent runtime on battery. Because of this, they must make sacrifices and compromises when it comes to what calibre of hardware they can use. So for most laptops, gaming at decent resolutions/quality settings is out of the question as they have to use a basic integrated graphics card.
This is where Fujitsu Siemens’ Graphics Booster comes into play. The Amilo Sa3650 laptop has in addition to it’s integrated graphics card, a PCIe 2.0 expansion port to plug in the external Graphics Booster XGP unit which it allows it to run an external monitor with vastly improved gaming ability. Its usefulness isn’t just limited to games though, as it would make a great docking station as the XGP unit also features USB ports.
Hopefully now you are a little bit more excited about this product and want see the unit in action, so let’s get on with it…
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