Thunderbolt

HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook delivers Thunderbolt and Win8 touchscreen

HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook delivers Thunderbolt and Win8 touchscreen

The folks at HP have jumped in on the Windows 8 universe with a brand hew Ultrabook by the name of HP SpectreXT TouchSmart - complete with a touchscreen display. This device has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen working with multitouch and Radiance Full HD so you're ready for awesome high definition media action. This device is also extremely portable at just 17.9mm thin and weighs in at just 4.77 pounds.

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No Thunderbolt 20Gbps until 2014

No Thunderbolt 20Gbps until 2014

Faster Thunderbolt connections will have to wait until 2014, according to new talk on Intel's high-speed interconnect tech, with the next-gen version expected to stick to the 10 Gbps of the existing link. Thunderbolt, which was co-developed by Intel and Apple as a replacement for USB, display connections and more, will see an upgrade to the third-gen "Redwood Ridge" chip in Q2 2013, DigiTimes reports, with support for 10 Gbps as well as the latest DisplayPort standards.

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Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo promised new hardware was imminent and the company has delivered, with two Thunderbolt-toting external storage units, the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini. Of the two, the Drobo Mini is arguably the most interesting: a 7.3 x 7.1 x 1.8 inch box that squeezes in four 2.5-inch drive bays with a special pop-out loading mechanism and a mSATA SSD bay on the underside that enables the new Drobo Accelerator, a caching system for speeding up overall performance.

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Retina MacBook Pro 4-monitor setup revealed

Retina MacBook Pro 4-monitor setup revealed

It appears that the Retina MacBook Pro has shown itself to be the first Mac notebook to exist with the power to work with four displays natively. The Mac Pro tower has an ability to power this many monitors, of course, but in that the Retina MacBook Pro has been proven this week to be able to run three monitors outside of its own this week via HDMI and Thunderbolt, it is a bit of a milestone for the manufacturer at least. And look at how awesome this setup looks!

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“Next-gen” Drobo fast incoming says CEO

“Next-gen” Drobo fast incoming says CEO

Drobo's next-generation storage arrays are "soon-to-be-announced" according to the company's CEO, with possibility of longer standard warranties among hardware and software improvements. Chief exec Tom Buiocchi revealed the fast-nearing refresh in responding to complaints about the existing Drobo, though did not confirm any specific technical information. However, Thunderbolt connectivity is almost certain to be included.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

The folks at Belkin really know hot to tease their prospective consumers - with the Thunderbolt Express Dock grabbing an update here well before its actual release. This device will compete directly with the Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Dock revealed this week and will cost $399 MSRP and will bring a host of connectivity options including three USB 3.0 ports, e-SATA port, ethernet, and FireWire 800. You'll be connecting to your Thunderbolt-laden device so hard you won't know what to do with yourself!

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Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

This week the folks at Matrox have revealed the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for your MacBook, Ultrabook, and beyond. This device allows you to easily add a large display, a wired network, a mouse, a keyboard, and whatever else you want to your otherwise limited Thunderbolt-toting notebook. This device is made to de-clutter your life by connecting all of your devices to one aluminum-cased beast.

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ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

USB 3.0 has been trundling along quite nicely, but Thunderbolt has had a bit of a harder time finding a foothold in the market. The tech is only really used extensively on Apple’s line of MacBooks and iMacs right now, and accessories have been slow to appear. Maybe some native support on motherboards will help move things along: ASUS has announced that the P8Z77-V PREMIUM will be the first motherboard certified by Intel to include Thunderbolt.

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MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

More and more information has emerged regarding the next MacBook Pros featuring Ivy Bridge chips, and now 9to5Mac has detailed exactly what to expect from the new 15-inch model. They say that Apple is currently finalizing the new laptop, and that it will feature a slimmed down design, drop the optical drive, include a high-resolution Retina display, and most interestingly, have several USB 3.0 ports.

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