Gigabit Ethernet via Thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shurcooL, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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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    If Apple make one I'd put money on it being an optional, cost, extra.
     
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    Oh yeah, it probably will. But i love to hope :)
     
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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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    Google t-bolt to esata and it's supposed to be an easy adapter.. so where is it? times are ticking.. :rolleyes:
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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. :D
     
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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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