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Topic: Thunderbolt 3

PowerColor's Thunderbolt 3 Devil Box is the easiest way to get an external GPU on the MacBook Pro

01/17/2017, 10:01 am

New third-party hardware releases make the external GPU situation for macOS both less expensive, and slightly less "hacky" to install. AppleInsider examines the PowerColor Devil Box -- so far the best way to get your MacBook Pro to Mac Pro tower GPU speeds and even give older hardware a significant boost without doling out the cash for a new computer.

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LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display ship times drop to one week, in-store pickup on Jan. 23

01/11/2017, 08:01 am

Shipping times for the LG UltraFine 5K Display have dropped precipitously in the U.S., with outstanding orders being updated, and new order shipping estimates falling from 2-4 weeks, to just one week.

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Review: LG UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3 for Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro

01/07/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple may have abandoned the monitor market, but LG has taken the torch for a high-performing display specifically for Apple users. Despite eschewing some of Apple's design principles, the LG UltraFine 5K Display monitor brings almost everything to the desktop that Mac users have been clamoring for, including a convenient, versatile Thunderbolt 3 connection.

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Henge Docks unveils trio of Thunderbolt 3 docking stations for Apple's 2016 MacBook Pros

01/05/2017, 02:01 pm

Henge Docks has refreshed its horizontal and vertical docking stations for the new MacBook Pro with USB-C ports, and has also announced an all-new Thunderbolt 3-connected Tethered Dock product line.

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CalDigit launches Thunderbolt Station 3 dock with dual 4K support, Lite model

01/05/2017, 09:01 am

CalDigit's follow-up to the Thunderbolt Station 2 dock consists of two docks, with one aimed at providing expansion over Thunderbolt 3, while the higher-specification version intended for providing charge to MacBooks and legacy drive connections.

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LaCie teams with Seagate for new MacBook Pro compatible Thunderbolt 3 external drives

01/04/2017, 03:01 pm

LaCie has teamed up with Seagate Technology to produce a new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive and d2 storage solution, compatible with Apple's latest generation of Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros.

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Elgato reveals Thunderbolt 3 dock with dual 4K monitor support, legacy connections

01/04/2017, 09:01 am

At the Consumer Electronics Show, accessory manufacturer Elgato has announced its Thunderbolt 3 display, which allows users to connect a pair of 4K displays, in addition to providing some other legacy connectivity options.

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OWC's USB-C DEC docks under Apple's MacBook Pro, adds legacy ports and storage

01/03/2017, 03:01 pm

A new peripheral from OWC connects to the underside of the new MacBook Pro, and adds a series of legacy ports plus up to 4TB of flash storage.

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Kanex announces Thunderbolt 3 dock, eSATA adapter & cables for Apple's new MacBook Pro with USB-C

01/03/2017, 02:01 pm

Accessory maker Kanex on Monday announced a trio of new Thunderbolt 3-based products designed with Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup in mind, headlined by a $150 travel dock boasting HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and USB-C ports.

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Lenovo's $280 ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds full-size USB, HDMI, more to new MacBook Pro

01/03/2017, 11:01 am

Lenovo this week announced the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock, offering owners of Apple's new MacBook Pro a high number of legacy connectivity options, providing ports that were axed in the switch to all USB-C.

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Unboxing LG's 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3

12/30/2016, 11:12 am

With the first preorders now arriving in the hands of customers, AppleInsider offers a closer look at LG's gorgeous 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display, featuring Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to take advantage of Apple's latest MacBook Pros.

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Apple extends discount on USB-C cables, monitors, hard drives, adapters, more until March 31, 2017

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

Quietly, Apple has updated its USB-C sale page, and has extended the duration of the peripheral and cable sale by three months, with the sale now ending on Mar. 31.

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Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pro can use external GPUs, but at a cost

12/01/2016, 08:12 am

One of the most frequent complaints about the new MacBook Pro is the relatively weak GPU as compared to some found on the Windows side. Some progress has been made very recently by independent developers, allowing the adventurous who aren't afraid to spend a few dollars to build and connect an external GPU to a Thunderbolt 3 Mac.

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Everything you need to know about USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 on Apple's new MacBook Pro

11/16/2016, 12:11 pm

Apple has decisively transitioned its new MacBook Pros to use the slim, unidirectional new USB-C port first introduced on the Retina MacBook a year and a half ago. Its latest MacBook Pro machines not only supply more connectors, but also support the enhanced new USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 protocols for blazing fast wired connectivity and high resolution displays.

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Apple cuts prices on USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 gear in response to MacBook Pro backlash

11/04/2016, 03:11 pm

In a surprise move, Apple on Friday cut the prices on a number of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 accessories and peripherals, looking to assuage complaints from new or prospective MacBook Pro buyers.

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Intel's chip design, not Apple's choices, reason behind Thunderbolt 3 & RAM issues in new MacBook Pro

10/31/2016, 12:10 pm

The processors in the new 2016 MacBook Pro line have been identified, clarifying why some of the limitations surrounding the machine -- like limited Thunderbolt 3 bandwidth on some models -- exist.

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LaCie intros Bolt3 & new enterprise drives for Apple's Thunderbolt 3-ready MacBook Pro

10/28/2016, 03:10 pm

Looking to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pros, equipped with Thunderbolt 3, storage maker LaCie has launched the Bolt3, along with two new enterprise-level RAID drives.

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Examined: Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 gen 2 on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/28/2016, 11:10 am

While everybody expected USB-C connectors on the new MacBook Pro, all four ports being Thunderbolt 3 wasn't. AppleInsider explains the differences between USB-C, USB 3.1 gen 2, and Thunderbolt 3, and examines Apple's latest implementation of the technologies.

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Belkin refreshes Express Dock with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connector

10/27/2016, 07:10 pm

The Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD has been refreshed to provide the new protocol's full 40 Gbps data speed, and provide 85W of charging power to the newly released late 2016 MacBook Pro.

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Apple's Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter connects legacy accessories to new MacBook Pro USB-C

10/27/2016, 04:10 pm

Supplementing connectivity of older devices to Apple's new MacBook Pro family, the company has also released a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter, allowing users with older Thunderbolt peripherals to connect them to the newer connection standard.

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