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These are the Best Thunderbolt 4 laptops for Holiday 2021

Thunderbolt has become an increasingly common feature in laptops over the last few years. Since the introduction of Thunderbolt 3, which uses the familiar USB Type-C connector, many more laptops have been adopting this feature. And with Thunderbolt 4, the experience has been standardized so every Thunderbolt laptop offers the best speeds promised in Thunderbolt...

Here are the best accessories for the 24-inch Apple iMac with M1 Silicon in August!

The 24-inch Apple iMac was announced at Apple's Spring Loaded event back in April and comes with the company’s own ARM-based M1 chipset that currently powers the MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and even the newly launched iPad Pro series. The new iMac has been redesigned from the ground up, offering a slim...

Best docking stations for MacBook Pro in 2021: Belkin, Brydge, CalDigit, and more

Apple stripped down the I/O on its MacBook Pro range to just Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack combo back in 2016. While that was an inconvenience to users, the only solution to add more ports was to buy dongles or invest in a good docking station. Today Thunderbolt offers a wide bandwidth of...

The best Thunderbolt docks for your laptop in Summer 2021: CalDigit, Anker, Elgato, and more

Thunderbolt is finally catching up as more and more laptops are now offering the super-fast port. Thunderbolt 4 replaced Thunderbolt 3 last year and while it isn’t faster, there are upgrades in several other areas. The latest version defines new specifications to support full speeds of 40Gbps with cables of up to 2m in length,...

These are the best Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon docks: Anker, CalDigit, and more

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the best business notebooks you can buy today. The laptop maker recently introduced the 9th-generation model that's powered by the latest Intel 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors, along with other improvements, including a taller 16:10 display and a bigger touchpad. While the laptop doesn’t offer the worst set...

Here are the best Thunderbolt 3 laptops in March 2021: Dell XPS 15, Apple MacBook Air and More

Data transfer speeds have grown exponentially in the past few years, be it mobile networks or your local storage media. Similarly, the good old USB has also become quite reliable when it comes to transferring large amounts of data over a wide bandwidth. Intel had announced Thunderbolt 4 last year and we are expecting new...

Intel announces Thunderbolt 4 protocol and new Thunderbolt Controllers with USB4 compliance

Thunderbolt is a cross-platform data and power transfer standard developed by Intel. The protocol is often found in laptops and PCs and can be used to connect DisplayPort-compatible devices including external monitors as well as PCI Express (PCIe) peripherals including external graphics cards, hard drives, Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectors, over a USB-C port. The current...

AKiTiO Node: Testing NVIDIA eGPU Support in Ubuntu 17.10

Ever since the announcement of Intel's Thunderbolt 3 technology there has been external graphics card (eGPU) support. Unfortunately for most of last year, including with Intel's own Skull Canyon NUC, putting this solution to use was challenging at best. Most motherboards didn't fully support the technology and those that did typically required a system that...