Laptops have become more powerful, but at the same time, they’ve become thinner and lighter, and because of this they lack in the performance arena. The Wolfe is a desktop GPU that can plug into your laptop via Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 to improve performance. The Wolfe contains a NVIDIA GTX 950 GPU, and the Wolfe Pro runs on a NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU.
The improved graphics cards allow laptops like the Dell XPS 13 to run a VR headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. It will also boost the performance of the Macbook Pro or other Thunderbolt-enabled laptops. There is an external GPU from Razor called the Razor Core, but the graphics card is sold separately. This makes the Core expensive from the onset but gives you the flexibility to buy whichever graphics card you want. The Wolfe starts at $449 and the Wolfe Pro is $599, making the housing fairly inexpensive and the bulk of the cost going towards the graphics cards.
The campaign has raised $281, 608 already with 746 backers, and 22 day to go. The upgrade will make any laptop go from struggling to editing videos, playing games, and handling VR without missing a beat. This means I can buy a mid grade laptop and save on having an integrated graphics in favor of a stationary device where I sit down to either play VR games or edit videos.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about the Wolfe, and which one you want to pick up. I know the issues you’ll run into with the GPU is your laptop doesn’t have a thunderbolt port, which means you cannot use the external GPU. Also, don’t forget to tell the guys that we sent you there way!