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Differences between Thunderbolt 5, Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB4

Intel has unveiled its new Thunderbolt 5 technology and says the first computers and accessories using the new high-speed connectors should be available in 2024. As expected, Thunderbolt 5 incorporates the USB4 v2 specification that was launched nearly a year ago, so there aren’t a lot of surprises in the new announcement. But Intel confirms […]

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MINISFORUM NUCG5 is a mini PC with Core i5-1240P and Thunderbolt 4

The MINISFORUM NUCG5 is a 4.4″ x 4.3″ x 2.4″ computer with an Intel Core i5-1240P 12-core, 16-thread processor, two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory and an M.2 2280 connector for PCIe 3.0 solid state storage. But it’s the computer’s port selection that makes it stand out in the increasingly crowded […]

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Framework Laptop’s latest add-on is Thunderbolt 4 certification

The Framework Laptop is designed to be modular, repairable, and upgradeable. The battery, ports, display, and even the motherboard are user replaceable. And thanks to a modular port system, you can not only choose the ports you want, but you can swap them out at any time. That modular port system is designed around a […]

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Next-gen Thunderbolt will support speeds up to 80 Gbps (is based on USB4 v2 specification)

Intel says the next generation of Thunderbolt technology will allow for bi-directional data transfer speeds up to 80 Gbps, for twice the speed of Thunderbolt 4. And for video applications, Thunderbolt will support the DisplayPort 2.1 specification and 1-way data speeds as high as 120 Gbps. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the USB Promotor […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck’s evolutionary history, Windows Terminal themes, and 80 Gbps Thunderbolt connections

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC with a custom AMD processor featuring RDNA 2 graphics and a 7 inch touchscreen display sandwiched between game controllers and touchpads. But before the specs and design were finalized, Valve built a lot of different prototypes. And the company showed them off as part of a launch […]

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Differences between Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3

Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 are next-gen technologies that are similar in a lot of ways. But there are also some key differences. Both use the same USB-C connector. Both are capable of data transfer speeds up to 40GB/s. Both can deliver enough power to charge a laptop, and both can drive an external display. But […]

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Lilbits 379: Lenovo’s USB-C bug, LG’s desktop mode, and Linux phones

Sometimes I like to tweet links to well written articles on other tech news sites rather than re-write the news for Liliputing. And sometimes I like to roundup some of those recent Tweets into a blog post so that folks who don’t follow us on Twitter or Facebook don’t feel left out. With that in […]

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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 […]

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Thunderbolt 3 uses USB-C connector, transfers data at 40 Gbps

Intel has unveiled the next generation of Thunderbolt technology, enabling data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps. That means Thunderbolt 3 is twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2. It also uses the same reversible USB-C connector as, well, other USB cables. That means that if you’ve got a device with a USB Type-C port that […]