I am considering to buy a new HP laptop. I intend to install Ubuntu and use it mostly for office works, but, I also want to practice high-end parallel computations on a GPU (e.g. cryptocoin mining. My question is: is it possible to add a custom number of GPUs to an existing HP laptop?

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    No. Also, crypto mining on a laptop, really? – Daniel B Jun 11 at 8:49
  • Crypto mining on private computers is useless nowadays. – harrymc Jun 11 at 10:35
  • @harrymc it depends which coin you mine. In any case, I am only doing this for learning purposes. – Erel Segal-Halevi Jun 11 at 10:36
  • Have fun, but your electricity bill may be more than your gains. – harrymc Jun 11 at 10:38

You could research external gps (see https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.pcworld.com/article/2984716/laptop-computers/how-to-transform-your-laptop-into-a-gaming-powerhouse-with-an-external-graphics-card.amp.html) and see if they might work with your laptop.

Though, it would be easier to just buy a gaming laptop.

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