Due to the fact that this is novelty on the market, it would be not that easy to find exacly what you want but Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is relatively close. We can expect that they will release similar model with Thunderbolt 3.
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
Built-in HDMI port
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet
Three USB 3.0 ports
Does it make sense to store relatively large sample libraries in a remote location?
It makes sense, but it's not at all beneficial. If you're going to be pulling samples into your project fairly often, you'll be much better off storing them locally so you only have to depend on drive connection transfer rates.
Would it be smarter to get a network switch to ...
So, there's no budget, so I'm going to stay below $1500. If you have a specific price point to stay below, please comment and I will add more answers.
Dell XPS 15 95501
RAM: 8GB DDR4-2133
Disk: 256GB PCIe SSD
GPU: GTX 960M
Size: 15.6" screen, 13.3" chassis.
Screen: 1920 x 1080, no touch (touch available) (Not IPS!)
Razer Blade ...
I am assuming that you want to connect the Intel Compute Stick to something that you can view the output of the device, correct?
First off, you cannot connect it into the HDMI port of your MacBook Pro. That's output only. That's like trying to connect the HDMI out port on a DVD player to the HDMI port on a game console - it's not going to work.
What you ...
High spec Haswells and Broadwells are going for absolute bargains right now and are excellent machines for most people that want very good gaming with normal work/social use cases.
But if you primarily want to game on your laptop and if you don't want to wait and can find the 6700HQ (or something else) with something like a GTX 970M and a Thunderbolt 3 ...
Long: it gets really complicated, for sure there are bandwidth limitations and a hub will always be limited.
If you also introduce external display support, you should be aware that this cuts the maximum possible bandwith a LOT.
You will probably never be able to use a 5K external display and have a 10GBe ethernet connection from a single USB-...
Unfortunately it does not appear that your board can support a TB3 add-in card. The reason for this is because it does not have a THB_C port.
MSI X99S SLI PLUS Specifications
Here are some examples of add-in cards that are compatible with motherboards that have a THB_C port:
Gigabyte GC-Alpine Ridge
Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC
ASUS ThunderboltEX 3
After taking a closer look at USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 and how they achieve video output, I don't think an adapter exists to connect an HDMI video source to connect to a USB-C display. Even the official HDMI website shows the conversion as being one-way: USB-C to HDMI.
A major caveat is that sending HDMI over USB-C requires the video source ...
So if I understand what you are asking you want to use the same keyboard, mouse, and screen on both
So there is this cool gadget called a KVM, this allows you to switch between your different devices, but you can't use your desktop and laptop at the same time
But there is a software solution, something I use is synergy https://symless.com/synergy
I set my ...
According to this Wikipedia article, the external GPU will be connected by carrying the PCIe bus signals over a Thunderbolt connection, at the speed of upto PCIe x4 rather than x16. Now, for many general-purpose computing applications, the PCIe bandwidth is already a bottleneck at x16 (16 GB/sec theoretical, 12 GB/sec actual), so reducing that by a factor of ...