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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 & External Graphic Card

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Sr. Member
Dec 8, 2017
508 posts

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 & External Graphic Card

I have a Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (i7, 8GB), which I bought earlier this year. I love it and don't want to replace it anytime soon.

I have recently become interested in doing some light gaming, e.g. City Skylines, Planet Zoo, Anno, etc...

I was wondering if it's worth it to buy an external graphic card, and if it would turn it into a viable gaming computer?

Anyone have experience with this?
2 replies
Deal Addict
Jan 13, 2014
2182 posts
Unfortunately, your laptop doesn't support Thunderbolt 3, so an external graphics card isn't really an option. Microsoft doesn't have any laptops supporting Thunderbolt.
Deal Addict
Jul 26, 2004
3774 posts
You can always try running the games you want to play on your laptop first and see what happens. May have to turn down the resolutions and eye candy alot to make it work with an Intel integrated GPU :( If it doesnt run, then like above post say.. you're pretty much stuck with no TB3 port.