Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Feb 2011 14:49 UTC
Intel Apple has just updated its line of MacBook Pros. Usually, this isn't anything to get particularly excited about, but this time around, they've got a genuine treat: Thunderbolt. Apple is the first to use this new connection technology, developed at Intel and believed to be the copper version of Lightpeak. It's pretty impressive.
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Carewolf
Member since:
2005-09-08

Well apparently it talks either PCI-Express or DisplayPort, so I am guessing monitors would appear as they do now, other devices would appear as internal devices similar to expanding with new PCI-Express cards (if that has even been possible in OSX before).

What can you get with PCI-Express? New external graphics-cards? Ethernet?? Embedded flash-drives??? Only the last one makes any sense.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Should be interesting. Even if it turns out one can't simply daisy-chain a series of monitors rather than running multiple video cards to provide the header outputs.

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