Thunderbolt

Ultrabook makers Acer, Asus, and Lenovo to add Thunderbolt in Q2

Ultrabook makers Acer, Asus, and Lenovo to add Thunderbolt in Q2

With the ultrabook being looked at as the next big thing in the notebook market most of the major companies will be offering up new ultrabooks. Many of the major computer firms out there were showing off their ultrabook wares at CES not long ago and we spent hands on time with several at the show. According to DigiTimes Acer, Asus, and Lenovo are all getting ready to offer Thunderbolt ports on their ultrabook offerings.

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Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock to ship in September for $299

Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock to ship in September for $299

Belkin has released new details on its Thunderbolt Express Dock that allows users to connect multiple peripherals to their MacBook or Ultrabook via one Thunderbolt cable. This is especially helpful if you use your notebook in a desktop workstation setup and need to take it on the go as well. It takes away the hassle of connecting and disconnecting multiple devices.

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LaCie unveils 2big and eSATA Hub Thunderbolt storage series

LaCie unveils 2big and eSATA Hub Thunderbolt storage series

LaCie unveiled two new Thunderbolt-equipped storage solutions with the 2big Thunderbolt Series and the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series. The 2big Thunderbolt Series is designed for heavy data users with support for up to 8TB capacities and transfer rates of up to 311MB/s, while the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series lets Mac users connect to two eSATA external hard drives and still use other Thunderbolt peripherals.

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OCZ Lightfoot SSD packs Thunderbolt

OCZ Lightfoot SSD packs Thunderbolt

OCZ has jumped on the Thunderbolt bandwagon with its latest external SSD, the OCZ Lightfoot, a compact drive offering up to 1TB of high-speed storage. Previewed ahead of CES this week, the Lightfoot is the successor to OCZ's Enyo USB 3.0 SSD, boosting transfer rates to up to 750 MB/s according to the company.

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Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook: 15mm thick plus Thunderbolt

Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook: 15mm thick plus Thunderbolt

Acer has revealed the Aspire S5, apparently the world's thinnest ultrabook at just 15mm at its thickest point, and offering a high-speed 20Gbps Thunderbolt port. The 13.3-inch ultraportable resumes from standby in 1.5s, Acer reckons, and there's Acer Always Connect to collect social network and email messages while the Aspire S5 is in standby mode; alternatively, you can remotely wake the notebook from your smartphone.

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Apple Thunderbolt iOS related patents spotted

Apple Thunderbolt iOS related patents spotted

It may well be time to get a whole lot faster with image and data transfers on your mobile devices if you're an Apple fan, folks, as several patent applications have been picked up today very possibly leading toward further involvement of the Intel Thunderbolt technology with Apple's iOS products. Though its still generally a toss-up when it comes to who owns what in the Thunderbolt-branded world, it's fairly clear that Apple's Patent Pending invention here, including high speed connector inserts and cables complete with high strength and improved heat conduction will lead to the iOS world.

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Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O reportedly broadening beyond Mac in 2012

Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O reportedly broadening beyond Mac in 2012

It's the day after Christmas eve, and we've just found out that Intel has reportedly told company partners that a full release of their Thunderbolt I/O technology is slated in April 2012. Intel is prepping to go beyond just Macs (Apple's the only company w/Thunderbolt support on its MacBook Air, iMac, and MacBook Pro lineups), and will allegedly launch Thunderbolt on motherboards, notebooks and desktop PCs, springtime of next year.

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Intel rumored to be working on Thunderbolt Ultrabook dock

Intel rumored to be working on Thunderbolt Ultrabook dock

This is pretty interesting. We know that Apple and Intel worked together to bring Thunderbolt to the Mac line of notebooks. The interface is very fast and allows for all sorts of connectivity options. Word has surfaced that Intel is at work bringing the Thunderbolt port to its Ultrabook platform for use with a docking station.

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LaCie Little Big Disk SSD Review

LaCie Little Big Disk SSD Review

LaCie's Little Big Disk is the Thunderbolt drive your MacBook Pro has been waiting for. It's a fact of life that, while it's rarely cheap to be an early adopter, you do get to have the best toys: a nearly palm-sized twin SSD external drive that looks like a friendlier HAL 9000 and promises previously unseen levels of data transfer speed. Problem is, that speed comes with a $899 price tag; can the Little Big Disk make a Big Strong Case for all that cash? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

The LaCie Little Big Disk portable external hard drive with the Thunderbolt connector port has finally arrived. The device was first announced back in February when Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pro revamp was confirmed to sport the Thunderbolt port, which was jointly developed with Intel and promises up to 10Gbps of bi-directional transfer speeds and supports daisy chaining.

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Apple Thunderbolt Displays shipping now plus some clarifications

Apple Thunderbolt Displays shipping now plus some clarifications

Apple's Thunderbolt Displays have finally begun shipping, but the company had to post some clarifications as to how the displays can be connected and daisy-chained. Apparently there has been some confusion as to whether the new Thunderbolt-equipped display would connect with existing Cinema Displays via the Mini DisplayPort and how many additional monitors can be linked together.

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Intel: Fiber Optic Thunderbolt is still “way out”

Intel: Fiber Optic Thunderbolt is still “way out”

Intel has admitted that fiber optic versions of its Thunderbolt high-speed connectivity standard could still take years to arrive, leaving existing copper implementations the standard for some time to come. Intel Architecture Group general manager Dadi Perlmutter told PC World that it was a combination of pricing and current speeds being sufficient, suggesting that "at the end of the day it's all about how much speed people need versus how much they would be willing to pay."

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