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Cooler Master’s MasterCase EG200 expands your laptop's graphical power

By Rhyn Chan - on 7 Jun 2021, 12:03pm

Cooler Master’s MasterCase EG200 expands your laptop’s graphical power

Cooler Master's EG200, an external graphics card solution that can also charge a laptop and add external hard drives.

Most laptop docks these days comes with just extra USB ports, a display output, and helps charge the laptop but Cooler Master’s MasterCase EG200 takes that further by doing all of that and offering the option to add a desktop-class graphics card and storage solution into it.

Powered by Cooler Master’s 550W Gold SFX PSU, this 9.7L dock connects using a single Thunderbolt 3 cable which transmits data and charges at 60W. It’s also tested to be compatible with PCs or Apple’s MacBook.

MasterCase EG200 with a MacBook Pro charging, docking next to a monitor.

As for compatible graphic cards that can fit into the MasterCase EG200, the maximum allowable length and width in this enclosure is 325mm and 54mm (~2.5 slots) respectively. To power the GPU, a pair of 6+2 PCIe power cables are provided within the enclosure. There’s even a slim 92mm fan at the top to exhaust heat generated from the components inside, which is in addition to the PSU's own exhaust.

On the back, there are three USB 3.2 Gen 1 and a single USB micro-B 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and an option to add a single 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive to expand on storage needs as well. Your laptop can even be comfortably mounted on the side of the dock with the built-in laptop stand. That's a pretty neat solution, but don't forget that it isn't designed for more creative laptops that like the new ASUS ZenBook Duo UX482 with its raised hinge based secondary screen and advanced air cooling system.

Asus gaming laptop docked on the MasterCase EG200

If you’re interested in picking up Cooler Master’s MasterCase EG200 which is available in Singapore for S$499, you can head over to their official Shopee store.

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