Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 leaks, Intel’s reorg, and Apple’s $129 Thunderbolt 3 cable

Samsung is holding an event on August 5th, where the company is expected to officially introduce the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and several other products including new earbuds, a new smartwatch, and two new tablets. But thanks to a series of leaks, it’s not like we don’t already know most of the […]

You’ll be able to connect an 8K display to a USB 4 port thanks to DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0

USB 4 is on the way, and when it arrives it’ll support data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps. At least that’s what we learned when the specification was released last year. But it turns out that speeds actually top out at 80 Gbps when using DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 to drive an 8K display. […]

Gigabyte launches a water-cooled Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Graphics docks promise the best of both worlds for laptop users — you can have a thin, light, and portable notebook with long battery life for use on the go, but you can connect a desktop-class graphics card for gaming or graphics work when you’re back at home base. Over the past few years a […]

Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock with NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics coming soon for $399

Lenovo is the latest company to launch an external graphics dock that lets you add a desktop-class graphics card to your laptop or PC just by plugging it into a Thunderbolt 3 port. But the new Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock is a bit more svelte than most of the products in this category that […]

Zotac introduces AMP Box line of external graphics docks (Thunderbolt 3)

Laptops are getting thinner, lighter, and more energy efficient… which is great if you want decent performance and long battery life on the go. But if you want to do some heavy duty gaming, video editing, or other tasks that require a desktop-class graphics card you might need, well, a desktop. Or you could opt […]

Intel: Thunderbolt 3 will be integrated with next-gen chips

It’s been a few years since the Thunderbolt 3 protocol was  introduced, and Intel says there are more than 120 PCs on the market to support the standard. But Intel’s latest chips don’t actually include native support for Thunderbolt 3. Device makers have needed to integrate a discrete Thunderbolt 3 controller, which has slowed adoption. That’s one […]

Zotac unveils 2017 line of Kaby Lake mini PCs and a Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock

Zotac is updating most of its small form-factor desktop computers this year with new models sporting Intel Kaby Lake processors, That includes the company’s MI line of mini PCs, the CI line of slightly larger, but quieter models with fanless designs, and the more powerful Magnus models with NVIDIA graphics. Some models also include Thunderbolt […]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Kaby Lake, Thunderbolt 3 leaked ahead of CES launch

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, and odds are that we’ll see a lot of new and refreshed notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1s. One thing we can be pretty sure we’ll see?  An updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon thin-and-light laptop. has published leaked documents which give us an idea of what […]

New Asus PC and phone accessories include graphics docks, VR headsets

Asus is unveiling everything from new phones, tablets, and notebooks to robot butlers at Computex this week. And the company also has some nifty accessories to go with some of those products. They include a docking station that adds a bunch of ports to tablets or notebooks, a graphics dock for adding a high-performance GPU, speakers, pens, […]

Gigabyte’s latest Brix mini-PCs sport Skylake chips, Thunderbolt 3 ports

Gigabyte is adding four new models to its Brix line of tiny desktop computers. They all have one thing in common: 6th gen Intel Core “Skylake” processors and Thunderbolt 3 high-speed USB Type-C ports. For the most part, the new models have similar specs, but here’s a quick run-down of some key differences: GB-BSi5HT-6200: Core […]

Intel says Thunderbolt 3 will bring external graphics to laptops

The lines between desktop and notebook computers are getting thinner and thinner. Intel has announced plans to bring its enterprise-class Xeon processors to notebooks, and offer unlocked, overclockable K series processors for notebooks later this year. Want even more power in your notebook? How about an external graphics card? Intel says notebooks that feature Thunderbolt […]