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 Post subject: Asus still hasn't made its XG Station available...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:50 pm 
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Gah, Asus... too busy rolling in money from the incessant line of EeePC variants to cater to the gamers that used to be their main customer base. I bought a tablet PC for college knowing that Asus had "launched" their ROG XG Station in May, which for those who don't know is an external ExpressCard powered graphics card/slot (comes with Mobile 8600GT) for laptops. I figured that I'd get the best of both worlds- portability and tablet functionality on the go, gaming performance when docked at home, but unfortunately the XG Station was not made available at the time. Later rumors/speculation or perhaps news from Asus directly pointed to a September release. Well, September has come and gone and the XG station still isn't available. Argh! Do you MaxPC guys have enough leverage to contact them about this situation? I'd really like to know what's going on with it. I have a feeling after AMD announced their XGP port this was looking a little redundant, but XGP, while offering higher performance than PCI-E x1 found in ExpressCard, is a new feature that no laptops currently have, so for the time being there is probably still a decent market for the XG station. And according to tomshardware IIRC, the XG station acts as a PCI-E slot so you could upgrade to an 8800GT or something if you wanted, although it would be more bottlenecked by the PCI-E x1. Still, anything would be better than the crappy Geforce Go 6150 I've got currently, and I bought my tablet a month before they refreshed it with the awesome (for integrated) Radeon HD 3200. Grr, how annoying...


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Honestly, your best bet would be to contact Asus and express your interest in the product. They won't get mad at you for bringing up this topic again. They could think that no one wants the product since there wasn't enough buzz on the topic, who knows. If it concerns a product (and a future product at that) they will most likely answer as soon as possible.

Looking at Asus's website, I'm not really sure who you would contact in this situation.

I think a good start would be to call their US Headquarters at: 510-739-3777.

Good luck.


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