Does Samsung Galaxy Book S support Thunderbolt 3?

Samsung Galaxy Book S
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Does Samsung Galaxy Book S support Thunderbolt 3?

Best answer: While the Samsung Galaxy Book S has dual USB-C ports, they sadly do not work with Thunderbolt 3 cords and peripherals. However, it's still a great device.Get yours: Samsung Galaxy Book S ($1,000 at Microsoft)From the source: Samsung Galaxy Book S ($1,000 at Samsung)

Thunderbolt 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Book S

The Samsung Galaxy Book S comes with dual USB-C ports that can be used to connect peripherals, transfer data, and charge the laptop. Unfortunately, these ports do not support Thunderbolt 3, which means that you won't be able to achieve premium transfer and charging speeds when using the Samsung Galaxy Book S.

Why get a Samsung Galaxy Book S?

Samsung Galaxy Book S open on table.

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The Samsung Galaxy Book S is an awesome device, and when you take a look at everything it offers, it's easy to see why. Featuring a super light and thin design, it's a laptop that you can take anywhere with you without any issues. This small size pairs well with the onboard LTE connectivity that enables you to connect to the internet wherever you are, as long as you have a cellular signal. In terms of battery life, the laptop can last an astounding 23 hours thanks to the battery-saving ARM Snapdragon 8cx processor.

That's not the end of the great things the Samsung Galaxy Book S has to offer, however. Featuring a comfortable low-profile keyboard, a 13-inch HD touch display, and AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos, using the device is a wonderful experience. The dual USB-C ports, despite not being Thunderbolt 3, are nevertheless very useful for connecting peripherals and charging the laptop too, and the built-in fingerprint reader allows you to make use of Windows Hello biometric security.

Brendan Lowry

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