GPU Docks Could Enable Gaming On MacBooks, Potential VR Support
Though Apple products are great, they aren’t really meant for gaming, are they? Not at all. I mean they are more of a business device. You can get stuff done, content creation, document work and small stuff like that. But it does not really let talk about MacBooks. They have great build quality. They are built to last. They look and feel great. All that is true but no gaming features. That could change with the help of GPU Docks.
GPU Docks are becoming increasingly popular but they are pretty expensive as well. But then again pretty much all great things in life come at a price so you can’t really complain about that. Looking ahead, though, GPU Docks have got a lot of hype around them and they allow you to plug in a GPU externally to your laptop. So that way you have portability when you need it but you also have the power to play proper AAA titles when you have the GPU Docks connected.
Until now, all the GPU Docks we have seen have been for Windows laptops, but what about the MacBooks? Shouldn’t they get some love too? Sure they should. The Wolfe GPU Docks are the new boys in town and is a Kickstarter project so be sure to check them out if you like the idea and want to back them.
The fact that no one is supporting MacBooks could be an opportunity in my opinion. You have the first mover advantage right here in front of your eyes and all you have to do is reach out and grab it. You already have the idea and the tech so half of the work is already done. At least that is what I make out of the situation. Here is what the team behind the Oculus has to say about it.
It just boils down to the fact that Apple doesn’t prioritize high-end GPUs, we’d love to support Mac, but right now there’s not a single machine out there that supports it [VR].”
Here is the list of devices that will be supported by the GPU Dock:
- MacBook Air 11-inch, Mid 2011–2015
- MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011–2015
- MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–2015
- MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–2015
- MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011–2015
- MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011–2015
- Mac mini, Mid 2011–2015
- iMac, Mid 2011–2015
- Mac Pro, Late 2013-2015
Long story short, if you own a MacBook and love the experience but you also want some form of gaming as well without parting with the Apple device then this could be the solution that you have been waiting for all this time.