Accessory vendor Plugable today released the latest addition to its Thunderbolt 3 docking station lineup. The cryptically named TBT3-UDC3 maximizes performance and keeps workflow running smoothly with a compelling 100W of power delivery while also incorporating a pair of USB-C ports for easy data transfer, two video outs, a bunch of legacy ports and more.
The new M1 laptop chip in Apple's refreshed Mac mini, as well as in the 13-inch MacBook Air and Pro models, maxes out at 32 gigabytes of RAM. Also, it doesn't support external GPUs (eGPU) via Thunderbolt like its Intel-based counterpart does. Here's what's going on...
If you need a powerful Thunderbolt 3 dock for your Apple computers, look no further than Plugable's new baby. Today, the company released its new TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 docking station that has a whopping 14 ports and provides 96W of power delivery. On top of that, the dock sports backward and forward compatibility from USB-C to USB4 and Thunderbolt 4.
So now that we know Apple is going to officially transitioning to ARM-based Macs later this year with customer-ready hardware, there remained at least one lingering question: would Apple still support Thunderbolt?
Intel hinted at CES 2020 that the fourth iteration to the Thunderbolt I/O specification is on its way, promising double the throughput of the current Thunderbolt 3 implementation.
According to the official technical specifications for Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro computer, creative professionals can connect up to four 4K displays or two 6K displays simultaneously using the four Thunderbolt 3 ports on their notebook.
Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) yesterday announced DisplayPort 2.0, a major update to the popular digital display interface that in its latest incarnation leverages the power of Thunderbolt 3 to simultaneously drive two displays at 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) each over a single cable, or one display at a whopping 16K resolution (15,360 × 8,460 pixels).
Canadian Mac specialists Other World Computing (OWC), which has its headquartered in Illinois, today launched what they're calling their fastest USB-C SSD yet, a new version of its standalone Envoy Pro EX with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility, up to two terabytes of flash storage and an anodized aluminum housing for the drive featuring IP67-rated water and dust resistance.
A research note from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, issued to clients last Sunday, claims that Apple's external monitor featuring 6K resolution is slated to arrive this year.
Even though Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro models for 2018 feature an iFixit-identified JHL7540 Thunderbolt 3 controller from Intel, unveiled in January as part of the Titan Ridge platform, the notebooks don't truly support the DisplayPort 1.4 specification.
Are you in the market for a brand new notebook? If so, you'll be pleased to learn that the flagship $1,799 13-inch model in Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro lineup for 2018 permits customers to plug high-speed accessories into any of its four Thunderbolt 3 ports without experiencing bandwidth reduction on the two ports located on the righthand side.
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