[clug] [OT] New Interconnect from Intel+Apple: Thunderbolt

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 16:53:42 MST 2011

On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:29:56 +1100 steve jenkin wrote:
> Links:
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolt_(interface)>
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort>
> Apple marketing: <http://www.apple.com/au/thunderbolt/>
> Intel marketing: <http://www.intel.com/technology/io/thunderbolt/index.htm>
> Apple Insider comment:
> <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/24/intel_details_thunderbolt_as_exclusive_to_apple_until_2012.html>

Not wanting to dampen all that Mac enthusiasm but... you are aware of
the security speculations (reminiscent of Firewire) aren't you? ;-p

In case you didn't see the references on SANs and other sites,

Not that the boxen itself isn't interesting, or the story that it's the
only device with that chipset that made it to market, apparently all the
other contenders had serious problems and were withdrawn.

"As fate would have it, an Intel chipset glitch delayed shipments of
almost every laptop manufacturer, save one. Apple, which has typically
been last in transitioning to new technology, is now among the first to
launch laptops with Sandy Bridge. The Apple MacBook Pro (Thunderbolt) is
the fastest laptop out there. Powered with a Quad-core Core i7 processor
and AMD Radeon HD 6750M, the MacBook Pro has a lot of fire power to
offer. Unfortunately though it is still a bit expensive and there is a
lack of Thunderbolt devices to take advantage of the new interface."


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