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Old Jul 17, 2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Gigabit Ethernet via Thunderbolt?

If the upcoming MBA gets Thunderbolt, do you think they'll release a Gigabit Ethernet adapter for it?

100 Megabit over USB 2.0 is pretty lame (Wi-Fi can be faster).
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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It already exists/is announced:

http://www.holdan.co.uk/Sonnet/Acces...ab=description
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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That's awesome! I hope apple decides to make and ship one with the new Airs like they used to ship the USB ones with the 2009 models.
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That's awesome! I hope apple decides to make and ship one with the new Airs like they used to ship the USB ones with the 2009 models.
If Apple make one I'd put money on it being an optional, cost, extra.
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If Apple make one I'd put money on it being an optional, cost, extra.
Oh yeah, it probably will. But i love to hope
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 10:59 PM   #6
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On that note, if they did a thunderbolt to Firewire, usb, ethernet, optical out, esata....all-in-one-wonder. That'd be amazing. Really, having a little thunderbolt cube attachment that contains all the plugs would be amazing for an air.
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I suspect the new ACDs will have at least FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet ports, but they should also include USB 3.0 ports. This would be a simple way for Apple to really utilize the Thunderbolt cable and make all users really happy as the ACD would become a real docking station of sorts. I mean one cable connectivity, and it would make the MBA a real powerhouse of sorts when at the desk anyways. I most want a built-in GPU and some real utilization of the Thunderbolt cable.
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 11:34 PM   #8
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Google t-bolt to esata and it's supposed to be an easy adapter.. so where is it? times are ticking..
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 06:50 PM   #9
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Great news!

So Apple has indeed released a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

It has a 27" LCD attached and costs $999.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 07:29 PM   #10
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tbolt to usb 3 would be nice as well, considering the prices of the thunderbolt hdd products we have seen so far
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