Thunderbolt

Intel teases Thunderbolt I/O port for Windows PCs

Intel teases Thunderbolt I/O port for Windows PCs

During Intel's Developer Forum, the chip maker showed off some Ultrabook prototypes running on its Haswell-based processor and sporting the high-speed Thunderbolt port. The technology was developed in collaboration with Apple and has so far remained exclusive to Macs. That may change soon as Intel teases that Thunderbolt will be heading to Windows PCs as well.

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Magma unveils three slot Express Box 3T PCIe Thunderbolt chassis for Macs

Magma unveils three slot Express Box 3T PCIe Thunderbolt chassis for Macs

If you have a Mac computer with a Thunderbolt port, Magma may have the best accessory for that port you can find. The device is called the ExpressBox 3T and inside the external enclosure are three PCIe slots that allow you to add different expansion cards to your Mac. The idea is that the box will let those upgrading to new computer still use their old video capturing and edition cards as well as other cards for data acquisition and more.

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Apple’s Thunderbolt Displays finally shipping to stores this week

Apple’s Thunderbolt Displays finally shipping to stores this week

Apple's Thunderbolt Display will finally be shipping to retail stores this week. The revamped 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display was first unveiled back in July alongside the refreshed MacBook Air, both touting a new high-speed 10Gbps Thunderbolt connector port. But, the display hasn't made any progress to store shelves until now.

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VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

We got our first official glimpse of the Sony VAIO Z Series back on June 28th, a look that revealed this to be Sony's lightest and most portable effort to date. This 13.1-inch 1600 x 900 notebook runs up to a Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz and weighs just under 1.2kg, all of this available for around $2,286 on pre-order, this magnificent laptop will be hitting doorsteps starting this week! What Sony has for us now is no less than a VAIO Z series laptop torn down and put back together before our eyes by an official Sony engineer!

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Apple $999 iMac for education on sale: Thunderbolt and Bluetooth MIA

Apple $999 iMac for education on sale: Thunderbolt and Bluetooth MIA

As expected, Apple has quietly announced a new iMac variant targeted at education users, bringing the sticker price down to under $1,000. The 3.1GHz iMac uses a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor paired with AMD Radeon HD 6750 256MB graphics and 2GB of memory, and offers a $999 entry point to the 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop machine.

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MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

Apple's new MacBook Air may have a Thunderbolt port, but size and cost constraints have led to the updated ultraportable offering reduced external display support in comparison to its MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini siblings. The Air uses an Eagle Ridge Thunderbolt chip, AnandTech reports, which only supports half the data channels of the chip found in the other recent Apple models, as well as a single DisplayPort output.

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Apple Thunderbolt Display revealed

Apple Thunderbolt Display revealed

It's not just a new MacBook Air and Mac mini fresh from Apple's Cupertino labs this morning. The company has also officially introduced its updated Apple Thunderbolt Display, now complete with a pair of Thunderbolt connections allowing for daisy-chaining of multiple displays from a single socket. Priced at $999, the new display is 27-inches and offers audio, gigabit ethernet, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt ports.

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Apple Mac mini refreshed: Sandy Bridge and dual-drive Server

Apple Mac mini refreshed: Sandy Bridge and dual-drive Server

Apple's Mac mini has been updated, packing new Intel Sandy Bridge processors along with Thunderbolt connectivity. The compact desktop keeps the slick aluminum design of the last-gen models but ditches the optical drive and offers a choice of new Core i5 and Core i7 processors; there's also a Server model and an optional 256GB SSD.

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Mac mini & Mac mini Server specs leak ahead of official unveil

Mac mini & Mac mini Server specs leak ahead of official unveil

Leaked details of the refreshed Apple Mac mini expected to debut later today have emerged, tipping a similar upgrade path suggested for the MacBook Air. Although aesthetically unlikely to change, the new Mac mini and Mac mini Server models, so 9 to 5 Mac's source claims, will indeed get Intel Sandy Bridge processors as well as 500GB hard-drives as standard.

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Apple’s Revamped LED Cinema Displays With Thunderbolt Coming Soon

Apple’s Revamped LED Cinema Displays With Thunderbolt Coming Soon

Rumors for an upcoming MacBook Air revamp alongside Mac OS X Lion are so prominent that we've pretty much accepted their launch next week as fact. However, other rumors on upcoming Mac Pro, Mac Mini, and even a revamped white MacBook keep flip flopping. The part numbers leaked earlier in the week are now believed to be new Apple LED Cinema Displays.

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Apple’s $49 Thunderbolt packs in chips to justify price

Apple’s $49 Thunderbolt packs in chips to justify price

What's inside a Thunderbolt cable? If you answered "wires, magic, and a direct route for $49 to rush from your wallet to Apple's pockets" then you're a cynic and we love you, but it turns out you're actually getting more for your money. iFixit took their teardown tools to the official Apple Thunderbolt cable, and found chips-a-plenty lurking inside.

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Apple MacBook refresh tipped as stocks run low

Apple MacBook refresh tipped as stocks run low

Apple's entry-level white MacBook, which kicks off at $999, could be in line for an imminent refresh according to reseller sources, who have reported constrained stocks similar to those affecting the MacBook Air. Amazon, MacConnection, On Sale and J&R are all supposedly out of stock of the plastic-cased notebook, AppleInsider claims, while further retailers are down to minimal stock levels.

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