Alienware Graphics Amplifier with no GPU inside?

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  1. jace888au

    jace888au Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone here used the AGA without a GPU inside? I have a 1060 in my 15 R3 so don't feel too compelled to upgrade yet, but given I need to buy a decent quality powered hub for my peripherals, I was thinking the AGA might actually make a good USB hub until I do buy a GPU in the future.

    Thoughts?

    (I guess big risk is if they make a new version of the AGA...)
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Deity

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    Not worth the 300$ - just pick up a 20-50$ adapter and enjoy your 250$ in other ways. Maybe buy something nice for the wife :p.... Or the cat if you have no wife :p
     
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    jace888au Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the input. The thing is the AGA retails for <$200aud from Dell themselves, whilst a USB-C hub (not even powered) goes for about $50-$80aud. None of my other devices have USB-C (SP4 and Lenovo Y260) so no benefit there either hence why I thought AGA would be great for my needs.

    (it's also for my 30th b'day gift from my wife - she's getting another Chanel bag so may as well get something nice too)
     
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    jace888au Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone else tried an AGA without a GPU inside as a hub/port replicator?
     
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    jace888au Notebook Enthusiast

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    Bump very curious if I can buy this instead of a USB hub.
     
  6. GodlikeRU

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    just buy 10$ usb hub lol
     
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    AnimalOZ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Also curious to know if it would work as a hub without a GPU.


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    AnimalOZ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi. The Graphics Amplifier should be able to work as hub if you don't put a GPU inside.
     
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    jace888au Notebook Enthusiast

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    thanks guys. Looking into where I can put it since it would make a great hub!
     
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