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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:40 PM   #51
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Nah... I'm waiting for oxygen-free SuperHD Monster Thunderbolt cables...
I wait for oxygen-free air. ;-)
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:41 PM   #52
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Still dont know what i need it for
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:42 PM   #53
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Aw got Thunderbolt and Lightning mixed up and thought they dropped the prices of lightning cables/accessories! haha!
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:53 PM   #54
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I hear one day they might figure out how to put both types of ports on the same computer!

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Problem isn't port availability, its peripheral availability. Have the ports all you want but good luck finding something to connect to them.

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Not good for us.

TB can become a FireWire port, a Gigabit Port, an extension for the PCIe port to expand graphic card capabilities, etc, not to mention connect to a display and the display becomes a hub, etc.

USB3.0 cannot.

TB is a PCIe extension directly connected to the motherboard, kind of like the now dead ExpressCard.
I know, i like Thunderbolt...a lot. But the reality is it hasn't taken off in terms of peripherals.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:57 PM   #55
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Problem isn't port availability, its peripheral availability. Have the ports all you want but good luck finding something to connect to them.
Well, I'll probably add an external SSD to my 2011 iMac at some point soon And for that purpose, I don't need a long cable, so it'll be nice to only have to pay about 1/2 as much as before for one.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:06 PM   #56
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Heh, I'd rather have a touchscreen than a thunderbolt port.
It makes sense for Windows 8, but the Ultrabook concept isn't specifically about Intel catering to Microsoft. It is about promoting Intel. If an inexpensive universal dock became more prevalent, we could see Ultrabooks with fewer ports (perhaps just one USB 3.0 and one Thunderbolt port).
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:09 PM   #57
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right... the price went from idiotic to idiotic.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:13 PM   #58
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Chill out peasants. It's only 50 bucks. If it offends you that much go buy something else.
Says an Aussie in london.... lol...
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:21 PM   #59
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$9.99 would be fair.
Sounds right... $9.99 is probably the sweet spot

I remember buying a 512mb jump drive a long time ago --6 years or so---for something like $26 or thereabouts....
With Electronics and technology, eventually everything comes down in price... Like 1080p TVs... 5 years ago a 37" model went for $1100... now you can get one for somewhere in the $350 range...

So much anger on this topic.... if you need it, buy it... if not... don't.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:22 PM   #60
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The guy at Best Buy told me the gold-plated ones are at least 100x faster.
I'm going to Best Buy now!
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:22 PM   #61
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Thunderbolt is headed exactly where Firewire is today
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:31 PM   #62
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Shorter one is nice, but still useless.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:35 PM   #63
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Oh how generous of them

Still pointless when you can't plug that damn cable into anything other than an overpriced external hard drive.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:37 PM   #64
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The guy at Best Buy told me the gold-plated ones are at least 100x faster.
From Monster, right?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:40 PM   #65
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Cool, i'm buying soon a Lacie thunderbolt raid hd and the short cable is enough for my desk
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:41 PM   #66
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Just what I need, an even SHORTER cable.

Where is the option of a longer one?
Wait until they release a 'priced at only $XXX' 1/8 of a meter cable.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:42 PM   #67
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Thunderbolt is headed exactly where Firewire is today
good, I can see about 10 firewire drives within arms reach right now.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:42 PM   #68
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Thunderbolt is headed exactly where Firewire is today
Pro market? I work in a shop and we sell FW hardware everyday to professionals. Thunderbolt is the same, it does what USB and other connection can't. Sure it is more expensive, but soo many users are too stupid to understand that if they don't need Thunderbolt, someone else do.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:05 PM   #69
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Pro market? I work in a shop and we sell FW hardware everyday to professionals. Thunderbolt is the same, it does what USB and other connection can't. Sure it is more expensive, but soo many users are too stupid to understand that if they don't need Thunderbolt, someone else do.
Yeah that's why even Apple up on FW and stopped removing it from their computers
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Says an Aussie in london.... lol...
Exactly what i thought. He/she has probably more money than the “average” Apple customer.

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Thunderbolt is headed exactly where Firewire is today
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Shorter one is nice, but still useless.
That's what she said!
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:15 PM   #71
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Prices on the Japanese store do not seem to have dropped. And the shorter cable is not available.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:28 PM   #72
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I understand a little that the ends of the cables are a bit complicated to make but going 2.0m (over 6 feet) to 0.5m (little over a foot and and 1/2) and only taking $10 off BLOWS MY FREAKING MIND! That's a rip off if I have ever seen one! $30 got a 0.5m able. I don't care if it can do 10Gbs per second.
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Nah... I'm waiting for oxygen-free SuperHD Monster Thunderbolt cables...
well if it says Monster and it's extremely expensive then it must be good
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:39 PM   #74
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Yeah that's why even Apple up on FW and stopped removing it from their computers
Well, would you rather have one FW port and one TB port or two TB ports? And not just today but also in two-years time because your dual-TB port computer will very likely be still in use in two years.

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I couldn't wish for more.
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Judging by this... How much will the 10 metre one cost?
Enough so that on Black Friday, Apple will throw in a free MBA with every purchase.
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