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Using external graphics with a notebook

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My HP Envy 17t meets system requirements for a virtual reality application I want to use, except for the graphics card.  I understand that there are commercially-available devices which allow attachment of an external graphics card to a notebook, as discussed here:
http://www.notebookreview.com/howto/how-to-upgrade-your-notebook-with-an-external-graphics-card/    I'd like to know if any of these devices could allow me to use an external NVidia 970 or AMD R290 with 4GB dedicated video RAM with my notebook?
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Yes, the Razer Core will do this but:
1) Won't ship until the end of August - provided production QC is OK
2) Is a $500 add-on to your laptop and makes it significantly less portable, you could probably pick up a Desktop that met the basic specs you needed for less than that particularly given:
3) Doesn't include the cost of the R290 which you need to provide separately
4) Requires an external monitor
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Thank you -- very helpful.
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