Thunderbolt 3 Laptop List for 2018 (Ultrabook/Gaming/2-in-1/Tablets/Workstation Laptops with Thunderbolt 3)

Is Thunderbolt technology in a laptop important? Thunderbolt 3 is the one port that could replace all the others. A Thunderbolt cable replaces an HDMI cable, a power cable and can provide transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps all in one cable! It also support DisplayPort so you can even run graphics through it (if you want). It allows the ability to connect up to two 4K displays, outputting video and audio signal all at the same time.

Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

Simply put, Thunderbolt 3 allows you to charge your laptop, transfer files at fast speeds, connect to monitors and other peripherals, all with one cable (but without all the clutter). The adaptability and tight size of the Thunderbolt 3 connector is what makes it ideal for slim and ultra-compact laptops.

Thunderbolt 3 speed

Here is a list of all the available laptops that offer at least one Thunderbolt 3 port. Since there are numerous choices, we have split them in different groups: Gaming,Tablet, Ultrabook, Workstation, and Convertible laptops.


Best Thunderbolt 3 Laptop 2018 – Razer Blade Stealth

Razer Blade Stealth Thunderbolt 3 Laptop

Announced at CES 2018, the latest iteration of the Razer Blade Stealth has surprised us all and managed to refine and improve on the previous generation Blade Stealth, creating a true powerhouse of a laptop – all in a ultra-slim and sleek unibody casing. The Stealth is not just aimed for gamers (which we typically expect from Razer) – this model is capable of that and much more. Featuring the latest 8th Generation i7-8550U with clock speeds of up to 4 GHZ, 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, 1TB SSD, up to 15 hours of charge (with Razer Power Bank), RGB features and eGPU support – the Razer Blade Stealth is a thunderbolt 3 laptop that really can do it all. The QHD+ touchscreen display is something else to look at, we haven’t any other laptop that can really rival this 3200×1800 display in terms of pixel density, sRGB and clarity.

Razer Blade Stealth 2018 Thunderbolt 3 Laptop

If you want to turn this laptop into a desktop-beater, the inclusion of thunderbolt 3 and connecting to the Razer Core V2 external graphics card allows you to push this laptop to the limits when gaming.

Best Gaming Laptops with Thunderbolt 3 


ModelScreenHardwareThunderbolt ports 
The Razer Blade14"2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 10601More Info Button GPUnerd
Razer Blade Pro17"2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ w/ Nvidia GTX 10801More Info Button GPUnerd
MSI GT73VR TITAN-427 17.3"2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 10701More Info Button GPUnerd
MSI GT73VR TITAN SLI 4K-42317.3"2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ dual GTX 1070 SLI1More Info Button GPUnerd
MSI GT73VR TITAN Pro-42517.3"2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 10801More Info Button GPUnerd
MSI VR Ready GT83VR Titan18.4"2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ dual GTX 1080 SLI1More Info Button GPUnerd
Asus ROG GL702VM17.3″2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB1More Info Button GPUnerd
ASUS ROG G752VM17.3"2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB1More Info Button GPUnerd
Alienware AW13R3-7420SLV13.3"3.8 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 10601More Info Button GPUnerd
Alienware AW15R3-0012SLV15.6"3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 w/ Nvidia GTX 10601More Info Button GPUnerd
Alienware AW15R3-10881SLV15.6"3.5 GHz Core i7 6700 w/ Nvidia GTX 10701More Info Button GPUnerd
Acer Predator 1515.6"2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 10601More Info Button GPUnerd
Acer Predator 1717.3"2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GTX 10701More Info Button GPUnerd


 

Tablets with Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity


ModelScreenHardware Thunderbolt ports 
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro12.6"Intel Core HD 5201More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell XPS 12 XPS925012.0" Intel Core HD 5152More Info Button GPUnerd
HP Elite X212.0"Intel Core HD 5151More Info Button GPUnerd

Top Ultrabooks with Thunderbolt 3 


ModelScreenHardware Thunderbolt ports 
Razer Blade Stealth QHD12.5"2.5 GHz Intel Core i51More Info Button GPUnerd
Razer Blade Stealth 4k12.5"2.7 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd
Apple MacBook Pro 1313.3"2.9 GHz Intel Core i52More Info Button GPUnerd
Apple MacBook Pro 1515.4"2.6 GHz Intel Core i72More Info Button GPUnerd
HP Spectre13.3″2.5 GHz Intel Core i72More Info Button GPUnerd
HP EliteBook Folio12.5"1.1 GHz HD 5152More Info Button GPUnerd
ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW15.6"2.6 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell XPS 935013.3"2.3 GHz HD 55001More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell XPS 936013.3"2.7 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell Precision 5510 15.6"2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia Quadro M1000M 2GB 1More Info Button GPUnerd


Workstation Laptops with Thunderbolt 3 


ModelScreenHardware (e.g. X.X Ghz Core X w/ Graphics)Thunderbolt ports 
HP ZBook 1515.6"Intel Core HQ w/ Nvidia Quadro1More Info Button GPUnerd
HP ZBook 1717.3″Intel Core HQ w/ Nvidia Quadro1More Info Button GPUnerd
Lenovo ThinkPad P5015.6"2.6 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd
Lenovo ThinkPad P7017.3"2.6 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell Precision 15 3000 Series15.6"2.7 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell Precision 15 7000 series15.6"2.9 GHz Intel Xeon1More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell Precision 17 7000 series17.3"3.6 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd


 

Convertible Laptops with Thunderbolt 3 


ModelScreenHardware (e.g. X.X Ghz Core X w/ Graphics)Thunderbolt ports 
HP Spectre X360 1313.3"2.5 GHz Intel Core i72More Info Button GPUnerd
HP Spectre X360 1515.6"2.7 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd
Toshiba Portégé X20W12.5"Intel Core U w/ Intel HD 6201More Info Button GPUnerd
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 936513.3"3.6 GHz Intel Core i71More Info Button GPUnerd

 

As of now, there are not many Thunderbolt 3 tablets readily available for purchasing, nevertheless gaming laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports are becoming more common. It would make sense since laptops in general are essentially portable desktops and carrying less wires is something commuting users want. Knowing that, if you plan to buy a laptop that lasts 3-4 years, having a Thunderbolt 3 port on your laptop will make it future proof with many other benefits. If you want to learn more about Thunderbolt 3 and its benefits, here is a good resource we recommend you check out! If you are looking to hook up your new thunderbolt laptop to a thunderbolt monitor, here is our monitor guide which includes the best monitors you can get for thunderbolt laptops.

James