This week, Microsoft will announce new Surface PCs, none of which will support Thunderbolt 3. I’m at peace with it.
Recent USB-C Stories
I’ve been using an Intel NUC as my primary PC for about a month, with no issues. Today, I finally added a Thunderbolt 3 dock to the system.
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today published the official USB4 specification, which is based on Thunderbolt 3.
It’s as cute as a button and is a useful addition to anyone using a portable PC on the go and at a desk. There’s just one major problem.
Modern implementations of the USB standard are a nightmare. This couldn’t possibly be more screwed up than it is.
The USB Implementers Forum revealed this week that its nearly two-year-old specification for USB 3.2 will become a reality in 2019.
Will Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 ship without USB-C ports? That's the rumor. And it makes no sense at all.
Google has quietly issued a new version of its USB-C headphone adapter that improves latency and music playback time.
I've been calling on Microsoft to add USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to its Surface PCs for years. But what if there's a better approach?
Announced over a year ago, Microsoft's utterly pointless Surface-branded USB-C dongle will reportedly ship this Friday.
Microsoft's upcoming USB-C dongle has surfaced and it appears to be quite large considering it only adds a single port to the device when connected.
Perhaps stung by my overly-fawning review of the Google Headphone Adapter, Microsoft has sent an adapter of their own.
The USB 3.0 Promoters Group this week announced a new USB-C specification that doubles the performance of existing cables.
How important is Thunderbolt 3 to the future of the PC? Intel announced this week that it will integrate this versatile and powerful technology into its future CPUs.
The FUD I see around the move to USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 is overwhelming but is likewise without merit. Folks, dongles are nothing new.
USB-C is an incredibly versatile connectivity standard that is becoming pervasive on modern PCs. When combined with Thunderbolt 3, it's nearly perfect.