Asus feels they can hit a niche market with their XG station, an external video card solution for laptops. There are probably a lot of people who would go the laptop route rather than a desktop if only they could up their graphics for midrange game play.
The XG Station is meant to fill that void. It connects to your laptop through the ExpressCard slot and has a PCI Express slot in it for the video card itself. It offers HDCP/HDMI compliant output to a HDTV, depending on the video card installed. It also has headphone jacks and USB ports for more connectivity options. It has a front panel volume control and LED’s for GPU temperature, frames per second data, GPU fan speed and more.
Word is that it will be shipping with an Asus EN7900GS video card in the first quarter of 2007, no pricing announced yet.