I read in another post that the T2 to T3 Apple adapter would work with some ASUS laptops. In my case it only worked, after powering and booting up both the Quantum and laptop with all cables plus adapter attached, by disconnecting the T2 cable from the Apple adapter and then reconnecting it. The Quantum power light would then turn blue indicating sync and then work normally. All updates were done and settings configured as needed. The only fix for this issue was getting the Startech adapter. Using that device everything worked incl the power up and sync with no issue of having to disconnect the T2 cable and then reconnecting etc. If you are building a new DAW system, laptop or not, with Thunderbolt and Quantum it is probably worth just purchasing the StarTech T2 to T3 adapter instead of trying the Apple one. Not worth the difference in cost vs time dealing with possible issues with the Apple adapter.