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post #12 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 08:33 AM
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Not really.
If we leave apple out of it, there are numerous laptops that come with at least one USB-C that is thunderbolt, even ranging in the 600$ price tags.

Intel has been pushing it, and considering they support it natively, and so many utilities start to use it, manufacturers are following suit and add it to their system. It doesn't cost them anything, and if it attracts some extra customers, why not?

And considering more cheaper eGPU solutions comes out, it makes it easier to buy a laptop with decent CPU but crappy GPU, and still gain some benefits.
well, I'm in lurk mode since months regarding a laptop 15,6''/17'' that have a full bandwith tb3 port (well, maybe I'm wrong but when manufacturer does not detail TB3 and instead put usb 3.1 type a or c in the specification I assume that there is a difference but maybe is just semantic like could be asyncronous monitors and freesync monitors....) and apart dell xps, asus rog and blablabla so already gaming oriented laptop (businesses laptop are off my record due to 13 or 14'' monitor) can' see antyhing under 1000$....cheap dell version (G5) or don't have it at all (if you take a low power 1050 model you don't have tb3, only for 1060 so it is worthless) or only 1500$ dollars model with already decent gpus......

The only interesting offer is the LG GRAM..... they don't have discrete gpus but sports TB3, which is what I'm looking for but since they are new they are still over 1500

If I will do something in the future maybe it will be a old quad core intel laptop with a .m2 converter from alibaba with x3 3.0 pciex interface (needs at least 6th gen intel cpu), should be fun...

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