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@cnon297, I don't like the disingenuous marketing of big corporations about being green. Repair/reuse is the greenest approach to consumer products. With yearly release cycles, many companies are focusing on ways to make repairs more costly so that people would take the path of least resistance and upgrade. I'm gradually buying competing products to Apple's lineup.

 

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@jefniro, Wow!  That's a 1st!  You wouldn't expect the investors to take such a pro-consumer, pro-environment position that's likely to reduce their bottom line.  Thanks for the link!

@itsage, "I'm gradually buying competing products to Apple's lineup."  I'm not far behind.  It's hard to let go of 20 years in the eco-system.  Of course it helps that recent macOS updates torpedoed half my library.  And there's my barely used 1080Ti thanks to Apple's temper tantrum (why not sue Nvidia instead of screwing your customers).  One thing is certain, my next computer will NOT be running macOS!

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That seems impressive, nice setup.

Really curious about some gaming benchmarks but I expect it to be pretty good.
I am sad that the SLS is not coming to my region before 2022 🙁 I can't even preoder one sadly enough.

Currently with a Surface Book 3 - expecting to build with a Surface Laptop Studio or Surface Pro 8


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@strako, Intel 11th gen H35 CPU laptops work very well with Thunderbolt eGPU. You can search our build guides for benchmarks of different systems. Here's a discussion Tiger Lake H35 with eGPU use.

 

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@itsage, Thank you.

Would you say the i7-1185G7 (Surface Pro 8) would be equally competent or to a lesser extend? It's really rough for me right now to wait for next year until I can get a SLS.

 

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@strako, The H35 CPU is better, but i7-1185G7 with a good cooling system is a very good eGPU host too. I will likely try out the Surface Pro 8 next.

 

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@itsage, Thank you.

Would you say the i7-1185G7 (Surface Pro 8) would be equally competent or to a lesser extend? It's really rough for me right now to wait for next year until I can get a SLS.

 

There is a video on youtube comparing egpu performance between the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio:

Overall looks like performance is very similar.  I can verify benchmarks for the 35W SLS are a tiny bit faster than my Razer Blade Stealth running at 28w on a i7-1165g7 (tho the razer runs at a max of 12w when on battery).  Graphics performance should be basically identical with the same gpu and enclosure.

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Very interesting... so my eGPU with the the AMD RX 5700XT is almost useless! 

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