New MacBook Pro to Boast Most Blazing USB Yet
Entire system backups that happen in seconds. Crazy powerful external graphics cards. USB 3.1 Gen 2 is super fast, which could open up all sorts of possibilities when the tech comes to the totally new MacBook Pro.
It gets a little confusing, but those blazing speeds could come through a USB-C port that supports not just USB 3.1 Gen 2 but also Thunderbolt 3, which offers even faster 40 Gbps connectivity. So a single port could output video to a 4K or 5K display while also delivering power and data.
Although the new MacBook Pro is rumored to feature an AMD Polaris GPU, those looking for more oomph could plug a Wolfe into its Thunderbolt 3 port. It's a Kickstarter device that contains either an Nvidia GTX 950 GPU or a GTX 970 card for the Pro model. The Wolfe is expected to ship in March 2017.
The new MacBook Pro is also expected to feature a new OLED touch panel whose controls change based on the application, in addition to a slimmer design and Intel's 7th-generation Core processor.
We should know more about Apple's new laptop and what you'll be able to do with its USB 3.1 Gen 2 powers sometime this fall.
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