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  • TETRONG - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    Hmm, a laptop that's half the price with 1/8 the GPU power.. nice dream but internet service is shit around the world..prices are going up and they're putting the squeeze on everyone.

    Think I'll just wait for Intel to integrate the Iris Pro+RAM into every chip they make..graphics are already stuttery/jittery enough without going through all this hassle.
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  • Ktracho - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    I don't think the target is the random customer who happens to be in a random place around the world. Rather, I think it makes sense for companies with hundreds of employees who may need to be somewhat mobile within a geographic region (such as their own offices) that has good network infrastructure.

    Personally, I think it would be cool to have a set up at home that allowed multiple family members to share a single, powerful computer. It may ultimately not be better than one or more devices per person (tablet, PC, etc.), but it would be less boring.
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  • JMurph - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    The idea here is that the expensive laptop or desktop is eliminated, single points of failure eliminated, user interaction and helpdesk brought down to almost zero, and sharing of the expensive resources on an inexpensive vm on a server, with the "at risk" endpoint desktop costing about $300. This is no-brainer industry changing, paradigm-shifting stuff. Reply
  • shaw44 - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - link

    I think he means that fact that it's mobile thus the ability to work from any local you desire, that is the future. A strong broadband infrastructure isn't in place and looks like it might not arrive anytime soon. Reply
  • MadEyeMoody - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    The system does shave off the need to maintain expensive workstations in CAD/CAM design houses. It can potentially be useful even in Gaming industry (think of LanParties) or enterprise workloads that rely heavily on GPU muscle. Reply
  • ArthurG - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    Very very smart move for Nvidia and Google to bring chromebooks in big corporates. Reply
  • twotwotwo - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    Going to get that Chromebook and great remote desktop on it would be awesome; just wish it were available to Joe Schmoes like me, not only folks that have invested in all of that VMWare and NVidia kit. Reply
  • SpartyOn - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    This technology needs to be available to consumers at the entry-level sooner rather than later. If Nvidia rolled this out tomorrow, I would sell every gaming desktop & laptop in my house and build a tri-SLI GTX 780 6GB (or whatever vGRID-enabled mainstream GPU would be out there), dual Xenon machine, with 32GB RAM and could then bury it in my basement out of the way. Then I could use Chromebooks/tablets/Nvidia Shield's as fully-capable connected machines.

    Basically one big, stationary gaming box that everyone could connect to while still being able to play their games at full speed with high-level graphic settings. I'd never buy another gaming laptop again and my desktop upgrade cycle would be lessened to only one machine (albeit a power hungry, expensive behemoth).
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  • WatcherCK - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    That sounds like a good setup, and how the big metal companies (Microsoft, Nvidia, Google, Vmware, AMD??) are positioning themselves in the big picture, pricing for the layman? That will be the monthly subscription geolocked question of the decade :). Ive been wanting to setup a machine similar to what you describe, but more along the lines of what is capable now, one use of which would be to run a steam server on a Windows VM Client that uses a VT-d on a Proxmox host for example, at this stage though there is alot of work to just find compatible gear much less get everything up and running, one day though right? Reply
  • Davey Jones' Locker - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    So this can run Windows? Reply
  • DIYEyal - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    Windows is not running on the laptop, only on the server in a VM environment. Reply

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