New Computer Yoga 9i coming what accessories does I need for Thunderbolt 4?

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  1. photobug

    photobug Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a Lenovo Yoga 9i on order. I have a few USB C cables but other than that no accessories to take advantage of the new technology. Is there an external HD that would improve my speeds over my current USB 3 external hard drives.

    I was thinking of a hub like this to complement the computer. Is there a better option or something else I should get to make the new computer a better platform?

    https://www.amazon.com/MacBook-Pro-...t=&hvlocphy=9029376&hvtargid=pla-914285483005
     
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    photobug Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just realized the hub I listed is designed specifically for the Macbook Pro and the connectors are lined up to plug into both the Macbook Pro TB slots so might not work with a Yoga 9i. Any suggestions on best hub for a TB4 on a Yoga 9i?
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Thunderbolt 4 has no performance improvements over Thunderbolt 3. In order to take full advantage of the high-speed data interconnect, you would need a proper hub (most good ones cost $200-$300), drive enclosure ($150 upwards), and an NVMe SSD. Unless you have a specific need for this, stick with the current peripherals you have.
     
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    photobug Notebook Enthusiast

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    How about a not proper hub. I will need a hub to get to HDMI or plug in card readers, USB-A. Would something like this work?

    https://www.amazon.com/Docking-Stat...uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    If you're OK with HDMI 1.4 support (maximum 4K at 30 Hz), then that hub will work.
     
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    photobug Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't plan on gaming more likely watching a movie from my laptop in my RV, is there or photo editing on a larger screen. Is there a hub that would be better for that purpose?

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    photobug Notebook Enthusiast

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    Let me rephrase that question. Please educate me or send me a link to where I can educate myself on how you determine one hub will only get me 30hz, or how the performance will vary from one hub to another.

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  8. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    You need an HDMI 2.0 port to get 4K60.
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