Originally Posted by marvfox
As a newbee please tell me exactly what does Thunderbolt perform if you are an average computer user like myself?Do you need more cables to use this?thanks
Would you like to transfer a Blu Ray movie in 30 seconds. Backup up TB harddrives rapidly.
Thunderbird addresses these current, and future, long range needs of speed and connectivity (really two high speed channels in one connector... video and data transfer and signalling... and interfacing via a hubbing arrangement in other devices in the serial chain that in turn connects to a wide variety of older and current technologies (ethernet, USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, SATA, Firewire, vga, DVI, HDMI, etc)
One small, dual channel connector can interface with all kinds of devices, display, controllers, and storage, along with interfacing other computers. Each getting what it can understand at the ability of the device ... but also the newer devices (many are coming) can also get what they need ... all in this elegant cable concept. This takes time, money and standardization and acceptance by the community. Standardization is the key here.
Apple implemented TB in the new Macbook Pro series (first computer ever).
Not likely to be used in iPAD (touch screen tablet technology ... no PCI express architecture for now).