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I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook Air to something with the new Thunderbolt 3 ports, but also has USB 3 ports. There seem to be so many models out there, but I didn't find one.

Which MacBooks have Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3 ports without the need of an extra adapter?

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Which MacBook supports Thunderbolt 3 and has regular USB 3 ports??

None.

Currently, the only "MacBook" that supports Thunderbolt 3 are the MacBook Pros that were released in 2016 and on. Those only have USB-C type Thunderbolt ports. If you are looking for something that will give you USB-A ports along with USB 3.0 compatibility, you will need a (dreaded) dongle.

The 2016 MacBook Pro 15" (with and without Touchbar) has the following ports:

Charging and Expansion Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

The 13" model has only 2 Thunderbolt ports:

Charging and Expansion Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

The MacBook Air (2015) only supports Thunderbolt 2 while the latest MacBook only support USB-C with DisplayPort (no Thunderbolt).

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  • mac is really pushing my limits. Jun 22 '17 at 2:58
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    And the worst part is Microsoft includes USB-A but no USB-C or Thunderbolt. Don't get me started on Dell. Their website alone sends me off a cliff.
    – Allan
    Jun 22 '17 at 3:01
  • @Allan Don't forget to bring a parachute!
    – jsejcksn
    Jun 22 '17 at 3:16
  • thinkpad it is. Jun 22 '17 at 4:00

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