USB 3.0

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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Lenovo launches USB 3.0 dock

Lenovo launches USB 3.0 dock

Space is a premium commodity on ultrabooks and thin-and-lights, so OEMs need to cut out ports where necessary to get the chassis as thin as possible. Sony has its own solution in the Power Media Dock, plugging into the VAIO Z in order to provide additional ports and a discrete GPU. Now Lenovo has a similar solution, serving as USB 3.0 hub and port replicator.

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Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

More and more laptops are getting updated with some juicy Intel Ivy Bridge internals, and Sony is the latest company is roll out refreshed lines. Both the VAIO S and Z series will receive updates, which includes faster processors and graphics cards. The S series is available in 13 and 15-inch sizes, with the latter offering a 1080p IPS screen option and a hefty 1TB of storage space.

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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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Ivy Bridge tipped for April 23rd launch

Ivy Bridge tipped for April 23rd launch

We already knew that the Intel’s next-generation processors, dubbed Ivy Bridge, were due sooner rather than later, but now we have a more precise launch date. Sources speaking to CNET say that the chips will officially launch April 23rd. Sample motherboards and processors have already made their way out to various publications for review, although benchmarks and precise details are still under embargo.

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Acer intros USB-powered Pico Projector that fits in the palm of your hand

Acer intros USB-powered Pico Projector that fits in the palm of your hand

Acer's latest projector was finally released today for those keeping an eye out on the pico projector market. This palm-sized USB-powered projector has more than just its small size going for it too. Announced at CES and released today for $259 we have all the specs and more below for those interested in powering presentations with nothing more than a USB port on their Acer laptop.

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Ivy Bridge chipset detailed: native USB 3.0 and faster PCIe

Ivy Bridge chipset detailed: native USB 3.0 and faster PCIe

Intel will be releasing its next iteration of CPUs, codenamed Ivy Bridge, in the coming weeks. While the CPUs won’t be available to purchase for another three weeks, Anandtech has had some hands-on time detailing the improvements and new features of the Ivy Bridge chipset on various motherboards. If you’re looking for performance reviews, you’ll have to hold on a little longer, but there are some interesting tidbits to note from the chipset.

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New Exynos 5 info reaffirms high-res displays and USB 3.0

New Exynos 5 info reaffirms high-res displays and USB 3.0

There has been some speculation in the past as to whether we’ll see a quad-core processor in the Samsung Galaxy S III. Earlier this week we saw a leaked slide outlining the Exynos 5 processors, including dual- and quad-core models. Even if a quad-core processor doesn’t land in the Galaxy S III, it looks like the dual-core Exynos 5 won’t be a slouch when it comes to performance, with a new document revealing exact details surrounding the chipset.

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Western Digital My Passport line updated: 2TB now available

Western Digital My Passport line updated: 2TB now available

Were those MyBook Thunderbolt Duos not doing it for you the other day? Need something a little more flexible than a Thunderbolt connection, not to mention portable? OK, how about this: Western Digital have announced the first 2TB version in its My Passport portable hard drive range. Not only that, you’ve got USB 3.0 on board for fast transfer speeds, as well as USB 2.0 backwards compatibility.

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Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT gets USB 3.0

Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT gets USB 3.0

We talked about Apricorn Aegis Padlock line of external USB drives the past. These cool drives have a number pad on the outside to secure your data with a PIN number. Without that PIN number, the computer the drive is connected to won't even see it. Previous versions have all been USB 2.0.

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Targus outs HD dual-head USB 3.0 video card

Targus outs HD dual-head USB 3.0 video card

If you have a notebook or desktop computer that has a USB 3.0 port, and you need something to fill that port and would like an extra display or two check out this new product from Targus. The device is called the Targus USB 3.0 Dual Video Card and it has both an HDMI output and a DVI output for connecting to more monitors with a single USB 3.0 port.

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Sony Micro Vault MACH USB 3.0 Flash Drive revealed

Sony Micro Vault MACH USB 3.0 Flash Drive revealed

There's a new USB in town, and with it you'll see the oncoming wave of devices made to slot in with it for speeds never before associated with those three letters: Sony brings with it this week its Micro Vault MACH USB 3.0 Flash Drive. This sleek ninja of a memory stick comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 64GB capacities and is able to hit 120 MB/s read / 90 MB/s write for transfers. This device has an aluminum body on the outside, retractable USB connector on one end, and LED indicator on the other.

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