Thunderbolt™ 4, a CES®* 2022 Best of Innovation award winner is a truly universal port that connects your PC to any dock, display, and data device while charging your laptop, all through one flippable, reversible cable. Its consistent 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) high-bandwidth connection supports multiple monitors with premium resolution, refresh rate, and color, while still having sufficient bandwidth for your data needs.
Same Shape, Different Capabilities
USB Type-C refers to the shape of Thunderbolt™ 3, Thunderbolt™ 4, and USB-C ports, but each is vastly different because of their capabilities. One Thunderbolt™ port can replace all other USB-C ports on a system for the simplest, most reliable, and fastest connectivity for video, data, and power.
Connect With Confidence
As part of Thunderbolt™ certification, mandatory testing ensures broad compatibility across Mac*, Windows*, or Chrome* OS, and interoperability of computers, cables, and accessories from different brands, so you can be confident that your devices work well together regardless of the OS or hardware manufacturer.
One Cable Does It All
A single Thunderbolt™ port enables high-speed data transfer, video output, and power delivery to compatible devices over one cable, including charging a laptop.
Unlike other USB Type-C ports, where the bandwidth may be limited, Thunderbolt™ ports always guarantee 40 Gbps total bandwidth dynamically allocated for video and data. Thunderbolt™ is so fast you can transfer a 5 GB file in about a second over the cable.
Outstanding Display Solution
Enjoy low-latency gaming, immersive creation, and simplified productivity with Thunderbolt™ technology that supports multiple premium monitors of any type4, such as two FHD 240Hz or 4K color-accurate monitors.
Simple Laptop Charging
Thunderbolt™ 4 certification requires at least one Thunderbolt port on the computer to support laptop charging, unlike laptops featuring other USB-C ports that don’t guarantee system charging. Additionally, all Thunderbolt™ 3 and 4 ports provide 15W power to Thunderbolt accessories or to charge companion devices like cell phones.