N/APosted on - 06/27/2019
I was looking to buy a new thin and light laptop but I was shocked to see that the number of ports on the laptop was very small. I noticed that laptops had what I understand is a Thunderbolt 3 port especially MacBook Pros which only have Thunderbolt 3 ports. What is this new port and how powerful is it?
Thunderbolt 3 Port Uses And Speed
Arguably, The Thunderbolt Platform is the most versatile and powerful USB Port standard. Thunderbolt first came out in 2011 over the USB 3.1 standard. USB 3.1 supports 5 Gbps serial data. On the other hand, Thunderbolt supports 10Gbps of data transfer speeds. The catch is, Thunderbolt supports serial data but is not limited to it. It supports other kinds of data such as video inputs.
Thunderbolt 3 specifically, supports 10Gbps of data transfer speeds and adds 40Gbps Thunderbolt. It includes Display port 1.2 and can drive a 4K display at 60 Hz. All this from a single USB 3.1 port! Hence, most ultrabook manufacturers have moved to have minimal ports and only Thunderbolt ports without hesitation. Thunderbolt ports are also used as power input for the machine. Thunderbolt is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful ports.