Laptop with USB-C, without Thunderbolt 3

slodabob

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Jan 14, 2016
5
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4,510
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The laptop I'm looking at has USB-C but it doesn't have Thunderbolt 3. Could I connect displays with it still, or would it have the same functions of a USB 3.0?
Thanks
 

PhysX_HW

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Sep 23, 2015
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4,520
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It depends. It might be just a simple usb3 port, but it can have a displayport or even HDMI alternate mode that would enable it to carry a display signal.
 

Yussif_1

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Nov 19, 2016
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1,510
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You could connect displays with a USB Type C, but I wouldn't buy any laptop that doesn't have a Thunderbolt 3 port on it today. They look the same but if the port is USB Type C it's transfer rate is a quarter that of Thunderbolt 3.
 

slodabob

Estimable
Jan 14, 2016
5
0
4,510
0


Thank you for your reply!
I am aware that USB C with Thunderbolt 3 is far superior to USB 3.1, but I also have a pretty low budget ($600 CAD). If you know of any laptos in this price range, I would be happy to check it out!
 
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