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Thunderbolt is coming to PCs next year

IDF 2011 From Acer and Asus
Thu Sep 15 2011, 01:42

CHIPMAKER Intel revealed that Thunderbolt connection technology will be coming to Windows PCs next year.

The firm showed off a Thunderbolt system at its Intel Developer Forum today. The demo system had a Windows based PC connected to an Intel SSD storage device via a Thunderbolt cable.

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A monitor showed four simultaneous uncompressed videos being streamed at a rate of over 700MB/s. Intel also announced that Acer and Asus will be delivering devices with Thunderbolt technology next year.

The super fast Thunderbolt connection that is 20 times faster than USB 2.0 is at present only found on Apple products such as the Macbook Air.

Intel VP Mooly Eden said, "We believe that this technology you'll see in more and more systems as we move forward." µ

 

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