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iMac Core i5 3.10GHz hands-on (mid 2011)

iMac Core i5 3.10GHz hands-on (mid 2011)

Apple's 2011 iMac refresh brought not only the Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors we were expecting, but a pair of Thunderbolt ports (on the 27-inch model, at least; the 21.5-inch iMac gets a single Thunderbolt), bringing the all-in-one in line with the most recent MacBook Pro update. Inside the familiar aluminum chassis is the fastest iMac around; read on for our first-impressions.

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Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple has patented what could well be the next generation of Dock Connector for iOS devices, potentially including functionality like USB 3.0, DisplayPort and even ThunderBolt. The patent, "Reduced size multi-pin male plug connector", describes a connector that is either narrower or thinner, thanks to various combinations of chamfered, rearranged or otherwise tweaked contacts, and which are technically capable of carrying the signals required for the latest breed of high-speed data bus.

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iPad 2 gets premature Amazon listing with Thunderbolt and 1.2GHz CPU?

iPad 2 gets premature Amazon listing with Thunderbolt and 1.2GHz CPU?

It isn't exactly unheard of for new products to accidentally leak on Amazon after some over-ambitious catalog manager hits a button too quickly, but did the German arm of the online retailer do just that with the iPad 2? According to Your Daily Apple's source - who provided them with the following screenshot - a 16GB iPad 2 with a 1.2GHz processor and Thunderbolt connectivity was briefly added to the range.

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MacBook Pro 15-inch Review (early 2011)

MacBook Pro 15-inch Review (early 2011)

Apple's MacBook Pro refresh last week didn't get a press event with huge fanfare, but it's arguably the most important update to the notebook range in some time. Bringing in Intel's 2011 Core processor range across the board, and spicing up the larger models with AMD discrete graphics, the new versions may look the same but they promise a huge leap in performance. The high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro arrived on the SlashGear test bench last Thursday and we've been putting it through its paces ever since. Could this really be the best notebook around? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Intel name-checked a number of storage and A/V companies on board with Thunderbolt and expecting to release products using the new 10Gbps port found on the early 2011 MacBook Pro, but we're already hearing other rumors about potential adopters currently flying under the radar. According to Nikon Rumors's source, the Nikon D4 will be the first DSLR to offer Thunderbolt as a connection option.

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Apple’s Thunderbolt Port: A Closer Look

Apple’s Thunderbolt Port: A Closer Look

As I'm sure you're very much aware, Apple released news of a brand new set of MacBook Pros this morning, and along with them has come something called a Thunderbolt. It's a relatively brand new bit of technology, this Thunderbolt, that was developed by Intel under codename "Light Peak" and promises to be the new name in data transfer between devices. How fast is it? Why it's 12 times faster than FireWire 800 they say, 20 times faster than USB 2.0, quicker than a speeding bullet!

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MacBook Pro 15-inch with ThunderBolt hands-on (early 2011)

MacBook Pro 15-inch with ThunderBolt hands-on (early 2011)

Make no mistake; the new MacBook Pro notebooks are impressive beasts. Outwardly all but identical to the previous range, which means plenty of milled aluminum, a backlit chiclet keyboard and broad multitouch trackpad, on the inside there's a fresh injection of Sandy Bridge and potent AMD processors to match. We met with Apple this morning to find out what's special, and came away with a maxed-out 2.2GHz Core i7 15-inch model, retailing for $2,199. Check out our first impressions and more after the cut.

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iPad 2 Thunderbolt rumors reignite: More than just raw throughput

iPad 2 Thunderbolt rumors reignite: More than just raw throughput

Apple's confirmation of Thunderbolt on the newly refreshed MacBook Pro range this morning could lend weight to speculation earlier that the new iPad 2 will have a Light Peak connection of its own. Examination of the various batches of leaked iPad 2 cases had led to suggestions that the mysterious opening on the top edge could be for a smaller-than-USB connector; that would certainly fit in with the Mini DisplayPort connection Thunderbolt has been confirmed to use.

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