Thunderbolt™ 3 Accelerating Ecosystem Growth at CES 2018

Posted on January 22nd, 2018

By Jason Ziller, General Manager – Client Connectivity Division, Intel

Thunderbolt 3 at CES

CES 2018 was a great showcase for many exciting new Thunderbolt™ 3 based products.  During the event there were more than 15 new PCs and more than 30 new peripherals launched.  There were new Notebook and Desktop PC designs announced and a variety of peripheral types including Displays, Storage, Docks, External Graphics, and more which clearly showcased the significant growth of the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem.

    With so many new Thunderbolt 3 enabled products launching, we wanted to provide a short summary of key points to note:

  • Many new PCs were launched with Thunderbolt 3 ports, including the initial 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Radeon™* RX Vega M graphics designs from HP, Dell, and Intel, and CES award winning designs from Dell and Lenovo.
  • Thunderbolt 3 enabled Displays are being established as a new and growing category for the Thunderbolt ecosystem, with seven displays launched at CES including award winning designs from LG and Samsung.  
  • Portable non-volatile memory express (NVMe) solid state drive (SSD) based storage is another new Thunderbolt 3 category being established, with several new devices being announced at CES, including products from leading brands like Dell and HP
  • Thunderbolt 3 docks, external graphics, and other categories continue to expand, with several new products being announced in each of these categories.

Here are highlights on many of the new Thunderbolt 3 products and industry awards announced last week at CES 2018.

Thunderbolt 3 enabled PCs:

Thunderbolt 3 enabled Peripherals:

Again, congratulations to the entire Thunderbolt community on your outstanding contributions, we are off to an excellent start in 2018.


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