Thunderbolt: No need for HDMI or USB!
The recent update in the Macbook Pro line was announced a while back and one of the features apple loved talking about was their new Thunderbolt connection. Thunderbolt is a new connection that uses I/O technology that supports high-performance data transfer and high-resolution displays through a single port. This revolutionary connection has left people gob smacked, even the most up-to-date apple fan boys!
Thunderbolt is a revolutionary technology break through from Intel and the Macbook Pro range is now the first commercial user, that will be availing of this unbelievable technology. In my opinion, this is going to be the universal connection for notebooks in the next coming years.
Intel are saying that their new connection can allow up to a whopping 10 Gbps. Resulting in being able to transfer large HD-movies in a matter of 30 seconds and backing up 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 seconds. Whats not to love in this revolutionary product.
Other features from Thunderbolt worth mentioning would include; bi-directional, dual protocol, dual channel 10 Gbps per port, low latency and power over cable for bus-powered devices. There are many other features worth mentioning but we are not going to repeat all the information given out by Intel and Apple.
But we would like to share this fantastic graph from Apple demonstrating Thunderbolts difference in connection speed compared to other transfer connections in the market.
We have said enough and simply just wanted to get the message out on Intel and Apple’s behalf. We are not in anyway associated with either of these companies and are simply just trying to show our appreciation for an amazing product.