Thunderbolt 3 was originally released in 2015, but its immense power has only been fully recognized more recently. When Apple released their 2016 MacBook Pro featuring only Thunderbolt 3 ports, there was much controversy as to if now was really the time for that. In fact, many still have their doubts. But since then, over a dozen other systems have been released featuring Thunderbolt 3 ports. Including several models by companies like Dell, HP, and Acer. So what are the real benefits of Thunderbolt 3? Why should you go to the trouble to use this “One cable that rules them all?” Well we have 5 reasons.
5 Reasons to Take Advantage of Thunderbolt 3 Now
Speed – Thunderbolt 3 transfers data at up to 40 Gbps. What does this mean for you? Copying all 25,000 of your photos from one device to another will now take less than one minute. It will take the same amount of time to copy 14 hours of HD video or 10,000 of your favorite songs.
Power – Thunderbolt 3 can provide power from any port and in either direction. This means your display can charge your laptop, all while your laptop is transferring data. Or vice versa. It can charge up to 100W, enough to charge most laptops.
Simplicity – Not only is the connector 1/3 of the size of your standard USB connectors, but it’s reversible. So the next time you’re working against the clock, you can forget about fumbling with the cable to make sure you’ve got it right-side up. Thunderbolt 3 is ready to adapt to you. It is even designed to be plugged in to any USB-C port.
Expandability – With the assistance of Thunderbolt 3, you can daisy-chain up to 6 devices. For example, connecting your hard drive to your computer and a display to your hard drive.
Clarity – Thunderbolt 3 can support two 4K displays or one 5K display. Whether you’re a video editor or a gamer, this impeccable resolution will certainly enhance your experience. All through one cutting-edge cable.
The Thunderbolt 3 is the fastest single cable so far. If you are looking to save time and minimize clutter, it is certainly the way to go. Though the rest of the market may take time to catch up, you do not have to wait to utilize this tool. With an adapter or dock, you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s capabilities of making your work faster and more efficient.
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