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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Apple Updates The MacBook Pro Line

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 03:09 PM

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/02...olt-technology/

"As was expected for today, Apple has just pushed the button to launch a new range of MacBook Pros on its Store (although the store itself is still down). The new models come complete Thunderbolt - the official name for Intel's ‘Lightpeak' high-speed connection technology, along with upgraded processors and graphics chips."

As was expected, a revamp today of the MacBook Pro line, to include the much anticipated Lightpeak aka Thunderbolt technology. But that isn't all they have done. Facetime HD Cameras also debut in the MacBook Pros, and now you have support for 720p video recording when using the new OSX Facetime app. Baseline models run from $1,199.00 USD for the 13-inch to $2,499.00 USD for the 17-inch version. The 15-inch and 17-inch versions offer the quad-core i7 processors for that high-end graphics need fulfillment. You can find out more about the versions here. So, any of you going to make the plunge and pickup one of these?


Intel's Lightpeak Technology is now Dubbed Thunderbolt

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 02:10 PM

http://newsroom.intel.com/community...pc-just-arrived

"Intel Corporation today announced the availability of ThunderboltTM technology, a new high-speed PC connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on to a single cable. Running at 10Gbps, Thunderbolt technology can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds. This Intel-developed technology is coming to market through a technical collaboration with Apple, and is available first on Apple's new line of MacBook Pro laptop computers."

One of the key technologies revealed today in Apple's line of refreshed Macbook Pros is Thunderbolt. I knew it was based on Lightpeak, but when I saw Apple calling it Thunderbolt I was concerned it was going to be an Apple-only term, and we were about to enter into an era where every laptop OEM would have their own term for the technology: "No, no, this isn't Thunderbolt, it's ULTRABOLT!" Turns out that's not the case: Thunderbolt is the new name for Lightpeak, and it will be used by all the OEMs. That's good news. What do you think about the name? It's an unusual name for a technology when compared to the likes of USB 3.0 and SATA; it's more in line with Firewire. Regardless, Thunderbolt is here to stay and offers some compelling features (more on that later).


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