A new challenger appears. In conjunction with the company’s sleek new gaming laptop, the Legion Y740S, Lenovo is launching its first-ever external GPU. Dubbed the Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU, the device is priced at $249 and set to launch sometime in May.
As the name suggests, the device is designed to give your laptop a significant graphical boost via a desktop GPU housed within the enclosure. The BoostStation plays nice with everyone, supporting both AMD and Nvidia cards. And while Lenovo’s pushing it to be paired with its Legion line of laptops, the box should work with any laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 port, essentially transforming just about any ultraportable or mainstream laptop, into a serious gaming or virtual reality-capable rig.