Mantiz Venus Review: All-in-one Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Docking Station
 
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YXebsQme
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I really hope they bring back another group buy - So so so badly want to get one of these and that $300 price was killer~~

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keplerk
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Would it works with a Lenovo Thinkpad P50 ?

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nando4
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A Razer Core was successfully attached to a Lenovo P50 at the following link as a precedent for eGPU compatibility. It stands to reason then that a Mantiz Venus would also work on a P50. See https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/5wy3gn/some_pics_of_my_thinkpad_p50_with_egpu_gtx1080/

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David
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"The not-so-good parts:
No hotplug on the graphics. When unplugging the board after the system has been booted, the system crashes. When plugging the board in after startup, everything works as above, but the GPU is not detected.
The internal display cannot be used at the same time as the external. Artefacts often display on the external displays, and windows cannot be dragged to the internal. However, using single or multiple external displays, or just the internal display alone works perfectly.
The first time an external display was used the Wireless card of the laptop refused to see or connect to any network. On restart this fixed the problem, and it did not appear again."

These downsides seem pretty bad - especially the artefact issues.

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itsage
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These issues are in Linux which has no official support. Unlike macOS, there are very little third party development/workaround for Linux atm.

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BanSeonho
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When is the official sale?

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itsage
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June 8th-12th is when Mantiz plans to ship the first 100 units.

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Rohan Chadha
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Hey! has the 100-unit commitment been met? Would love 1! How does this compare to the Saturn?

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itsage
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Hi Rohan,

The 100 unit group buy ended shortly after this review.

I have yet to review the Saturn enclosure to provide any insights.

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mojitoz
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Which laptop did you use to run the Ubuntu test? Thx

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