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I don't know much about the ExpressCard slot, but I do gather from the wikipedia page it could be used to easily upgrade some features of my laptop.

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 1520, with absolutely no modifications. If possible, though unlikely, I'd like a faster processor, more RAM, or a better graphics card.

Is any of that possible with just the ExpressCard slot? I'd rather not have to crack open the case to make modifications.

If so, where can I buy these parts and which ones should I buy?

If not, what the heck is this slot for then?

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Taken out of context, the last line of this question is extremely hilarious, just thought I'd point that out –  Cyclone Aug 17 '11 at 18:29

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Out of that list, you may find a few graphics cards - although, I haven't heard of anything for a while and they were pretty expensive.

The expresscard should be thought of as a PCI Express slot... The number one usage is to add more ports to your system.... Network, Esata etc.

In addition, you can actually get converters that will give you a PCI Express slot - See here, but again, they can be pretty expensive.

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What sorts of graphics cards can work with this? –  Cyclone Aug 17 '11 at 18:41
    
Expresscard graphics cards! They are their own (specialised) category! –  William Hilsum Aug 17 '11 at 20:22
    
Where can I find some of those? –  Cyclone Aug 17 '11 at 20:58

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