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Compact Geekom Mini IT12 packs Alder Lake power and USB 4 starting at $529

Taiwan-based Geekom has unveiled a new addition to its line-up of compact computers. The business-oriented Geekom Mini IT12 features 12-core Intel Alder Lake processors, Windows 11 Pro and support for USB 4. Geekom is offering the Mini IT12 with your choice of a Core i5-1240P clocked at 4.4GHz or a Core i7-1260P clocked at 4.7GHz. […]

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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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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. […]