We've been a huge fan of Thunderbolt technology since it launched over 5 years ago. With the latest new iteration and it's new connector that supports both Thunderbolt and USB gear, the countdown has begun. At CES 2016 a myriad of comapnies were showing new Thunderbolt 3 equipped gear, including several Windows laptop vendors. Thunderbolt3 is set for takeoff!
Thunderbolt3 Takes CES 2016 by Storm
This year’s CES in Las Vegas is bigger than ever, and there are a lot of exciting things happening with Thunderbolt 3 here this week. Highlights include the first external graphics gaming solution over Thunderbolt 3 from Razer, demonstrations of the first single-cable docking solutions over Thunderbolt 3 from Dell and HP, announcements of the first Thunderbolt 3 devices, and continued momentum of 6th Gen Intel® Core™ notebooks shipping with Thunderbolt 3 from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others. Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. In fact, we are proud to proclaim that Thunderbolt 3 was a 2016 Honoree of the prestigious CES Innovation Awards. A Thunderbolt 3 single-cable docking solution can be found on display in the Innovations Awards Showcase in the Sands Expo at CES Tech West from January 6-9, 2016.
Thunderbolt 3 Computers
To date, more than 40 PCs and motherboards have announced featuring Thunderbolt 3, many of these shipping already. These consist of consumer and business notebooks and motherboards from leading OEMs - click here to view the list. These range all the way from 2-in-1’s and ultrathin clamshells, to gaming notebooks, to powerful mobile workstations, meeting the needs of many audiences. One of the new use cases we are thrilled about is the announcement by Razer with the first external graphics solution with Thunderbolt 3 that has been highly anticipated by the gaming community. Thin and light notebooks or tablets with Thunderbolt 3 will empower gamers to experience more realistic gaming when connected to an external graphics device. It uses a standard compact USB-C port, thin cable, and high-speed data, and supports plug n play and notebook charging to deliver a better overall solution and enabling ever thinner and lighter notebooks. read more...