One of the major hurdles that notebook computer owners traditionally have had to overcome was the platform’s relative weakness in the graphics department, compared to what you could find on a desktop computer. With the rapid advancement in laptop technology, Nvidia is developing a dual graphic card design for your portable computer.
Said to integrate the awe-inspiring SLI graphics, the pair of MXM graphic modules will likely never find its way onto the thin-and-light incarnations of notebooks. This is due in part to the power-hungry nature of this graphics technology, as well as the potential over-heating issues that may be involved. You’ll need a massive battery, and a impressive cooling system to run the SLI graphics.
So, you’d be in the market for a more “desktop replacement” design than a truly portable notebook computer. The chipset to accompany will likely also be designed by Nvidia, in the form of the Nforce 4 SLI for notebooks.
Look for SLI graphic-enabled laptops likely sometime this quarter, accompanied with some pretty hefty price tags.