New Sony Vaio Z - Lightpeak (Thunderbolt) external graphics

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  1. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2006
    Nice new Sony laptop:

    "Now what’s new here is that this Vaio Z comes with Sony’s Power Media Dock, that once connected to this monolithic base via LightPeack (Optical Cable) your Vaio Z will switch from its integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics to an AMD Radeon HD 6650M with 1GB of RAM"

    Doubt that Apple would do this in the new Air, but it is possible ..
  2. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Great spelling of Lightpeak lol.

    But wow, this is great. I thought Sony was reluctant to use TB and was opting for USB3? Anyway, it's great to see an actual product though.

    And if you're going to bootcamp into Windows, then no Apple support is irrelevant as you can just buy a 3rd party external TB GPU, get drivers, and you're set. Though, I do hope that Apple will follow suit and offer support for OSX too.
  3. Smurfed macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    I wonder if that portable AMD GPU is compatible with anything with a Lightpeak/Thunderbolt port.
  4. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
  5. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    if this feature was in a mac, the macrumors community would be in full nerd-gasm
  6. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
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