Gigabit Ethernet via Thunderbolt?

shurcooL

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Jan 24, 2011
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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).
 

syan48306

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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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Scottsdale

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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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shurcooL

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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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Samsumac

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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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