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What is good 2 in 1 laptop with thunderbolt 3 to use w/ Capture/studio one with my SL 16.4.2 ai?

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asked Mar 4, 2018 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by jeremyhollingsworth (190 points)
I am looking for a good laptop, preferably a 2 in 1, that has TB3 and will work well with my SL16.4.2ai to run capture and studio one. I just tried and ended up returning an ASUS 2 in 1 i7 laptop w/ TB3 because it didn't seem to run wel and the recording quality was scratchy and it couldn't always communicate w/ the mixer. I have the recommended StarTech TB3 to TB2 adaptaer then connected to the Apple TB to FW800 adapter.

I'm looking at Lenovo 2 in 1's and wondering if they will work or if anyone has any recommendations. I hate MAC so please don't recommend Mac even though I know they work well and many love them :)

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answered Mar 12, 2018 by AlexTinsley (902,920 points)
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Testing for Thunderbolt certification showed us the best experience at the present time for Thunderbolt is on a Mac.

If you need Windows, then buy the Mac and put bootcamp on it and run a dual platform.

Thunderbolt 3 on the Windows platform will get better as motherboard vendors support it more after Intel releases Thunderbolt 3 to the world later this year. Up until now companies have had to pay a royalty to use it on their platforms. Read more by searching for it online: