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Topic: Thunderbolt 3

Review: Apple's new Kaby Lake 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar unexpectedly speedy vs. 2016 model

06/10/2017, 01:06 pm

After less than a year on the market, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar has been upgraded with Intel's Kaby Lake processor -- and a lower price. Are the changes (and downgrade, in one notable case) to get the price down enough to get you to buy one?

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First look: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 with 85W charging power for 15-inch MacBook Pro

06/09/2017, 03:06 pm

CalDigit's second Thunderbolt 3 dock has hit the AppleInsider test bench, and with it, the promise of full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 dock with eSATA, dual-4K display support starts shipping

06/07/2017, 10:06 am

CalDigit has commenced shipments of the Thunderbolt Station 3 dock, an accessory for Macbook Pro users wanting to expand their notebook's connectivity options first launched in CES, with the $299.99 device offering dual 4K display support and a pair of eSATA ports alongside more conventional connections.

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Promise reveals 'Mac-ready' versions of Thunderbolt 3 Pegasus3 RAID arrays

06/07/2017, 09:06 am

Promise Technology is updating its Pegasus3 desktop RAID storage systems by introducing four new 'Mac-ready' models, with the additional Pegasus R4, R6, and R8 storage devices offering up to 80 terabytes of capacity with data transfers over Thunderbolt 3, but this time will work on Mac 'out of the box.'

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Belkin ships $349 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, with dual 4K support

06/06/2017, 11:06 am

Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD is now available, and in addition to the ports on it, the dock provides 85W of power to 15-inch MacBook Pro owners for charging.

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Apple eGPU dev kit requires external monitor, nothing unique about graphics card or enclosure

06/06/2017, 10:06 am

Apple has started taking orders for its external GPU developer's kit for examination with macOS High Sierra, but the Apple software available to the wider user base until spring 2018, as released still has major caveats, and mandates an external monitor or VR kit for use.

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Last call! WWDC Giveaway: Win 1 of 5 OWC 13-port Thunderbolt 3 docks for your MacBook Pro

06/05/2017, 12:06 pm

OWC is partnering with AppleInsider this week to kick off WWDC festivities with a fabulous giveaway. Five winners will each receive a 13-port Thunderbolt 3 dock in their choice of Space Gray or Silver. Each docking station is valued at $299.

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Gigabyte pairs GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure in $600 bundle

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Gigabyte has shown off an external graphics card enclosure at Computex that aims to offer better value to those who want to add a graphics card to their MacBook Pro over Thunderbolt 3, with the Aorus-branded GTX 1070 Gaming Box bundling the high-specification graphics card with the enclosure at a lower cost than current alternatives.

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Zotac unveils two Thunderbolt 3 enclosures to attach external GPUs to Apple's MacBooks

05/31/2017, 04:05 pm

Zotac is joining the slowly growing market of external enclosures potentially capable of using Thunderbolt 3 to connect to a MacBook, unveiling at Computex the Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics Dock for connecting a graphics card to a host system, alongside a smaller Thunderbolt 3 External Box meant for attaching other hardware.

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Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

Thunderbolt has never seen a great deal of market penetration, but that may be about to change with Intel natively integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future CPU models and making the protocol royalty-free to chipmakers in 2018.

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Watch: What you need to know about USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

05/15/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple's decision to pare down connectivity options on its latest MacBook laptops to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 has left some users confused about each protocol's unique capabilities and limitations. AppleInsider presents a short history of the two standards and how they coexist in Apple's latest devices.

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Review: OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in town for FireWire 800

05/14/2017, 01:05 am

Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own Thunderbolt 3 dock -- AppleInsider examines the offering.

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New Sonnet Echo Express SE III supports three PCI-E cards on Thunderbolt 3 Macs

05/11/2017, 11:05 am

Sonnet has added to its line of PCI-E breakout boxes, and has launched the Echo Express SE III, enabling the use of three expansion cards with the 2016 Retina MacBook Pro.

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Apple investigating light-up Lightning & USB-C cables with optical data transmission

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple has shown interest in an illuminated Lightning, Thunderbolt, or USB-C connector receptacle and cable combination, providing users both a new avenue of data transmission, as well as providing feedback on a proper connection being made.

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LaCie announces 2big Thunderbolt 3 RAID dock, compatible with Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

04/19/2017, 10:04 am

Available this summer in capacities of 12, 16 or 20 terabytes, LaCie's forthcoming 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution features high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity set to take advantage of Apple's latest MacBook Pros.

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Winners of the CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock giveaway announced [Rich H., Kelly W., John B.]

04/03/2017, 09:04 pm

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Rich H., Kelly W. and John B., each of whom will receive a TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock courtesy of CalDigit.

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Last call! Giveaway: Win a TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock from CalDigit

03/24/2017, 12:03 am

CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of three TS3 Lite docks featuring dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort and more. Today is the last day to enter!

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LG UltraFine 5K disconnect saga seemingly over, third parties used to retrofit RF shielding

03/14/2017, 09:03 am

Continued testing of the LG UltraFine 5K displays has discovered that while the new monitors are very slightly sensitive to high-powered RF emissions like from a very close cell tower or military radar like any monitor, the interference problems are rectified, with older monitors retrofitted by authorized third parties even less sensitive to the same emissions.

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Quick take video review: CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock

03/09/2017, 07:03 pm

Appleinsider reviews the new CalDigit TS3 Lite, one of the first Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market that promises to solve adapter woes for 2016 MacBook Pro users.

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Apple fulfilling LG UltraFine 5K display orders quicker than expected, some arrive today

03/02/2017, 10:03 am

A multitude of reports claim that a LG UltraFine 5K order placed as recently as a week ago will be shipped much earlier than expected, with some people expecting the order as soon as this afternoon.

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