“A laptop with Light Peak built-in was shown off during Kahn’s speech, where a single cable was used simultaneously to transmit Blu-ray video, a feed from a high-definition camera and a duplication of the laptop’s display onto another screen. What’s more, the Light Peak cable was plugged into the laptop through a tweaked USB 3.0 port with components added to receive the optical signal while still being able to accept normal USB 3.0 devices. “
Intel Demos Light Peak Equipped Laptop at IDF
Submitted by poundsmack 2010-04-14 Intel 6 Comments
One question, though: Doesn’t USB 3.0 also use an optical link as part of its data transmission method? I’m sure that USB 3.0’s link is not as fast as Lightpeak, but it would make these combo Lightpeak/USB3 ports more economical if I am correct in this.
Super cool. How long before us mortals get it?