Thunderbolt ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by baypharm, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. baypharm macrumors 65816

    baypharm

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    I have a 2009 17" MBP which all of you probably know has the external display adapter built in on the left side. Correct me if I am wrong, but the new MBP has what looks like an identical adapter only it is called Thunderbolt. If it is the same thing, what's so new about it? Comments?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Looks the same but new one doubles as tb socket too
     
  3. amoergosum macrumors 6502

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    Haha....you gotta love some threads here...:)

    Here's some information for you:
    http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/
     
  4. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    Lol...

    Ok so Apple has licensed the use of the MiniDisplay Port to be used as the connector for the new technology called Thunderbolt... if the USB people had allowed TB to use the USB connector as its own then apple would have incorporated this IMHO...

    Thunderbolt is not the port itself but the tech behind it...
     
  5. baypharm thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. Dimemaker macrumors newbie

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    So if I'm reading this right.

    You can take an existing display port cord and plug
    It into the light peak port and it should work?
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Correct. You won't be able to plug Thunderbolt devices into the old Mini DisplayPort only laptops, but the new ones will accept either without issue.

    jW
     
  8. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    much faster transfer speeds+ versatility


    On a completely unrelated note, 500 posts :D
     
  9. Benjamins macrumors 6502a

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    No, Thunderbolt IS Displayplay port + "lightpeak" port.

    If it's USB + "lightpeak" then it will have a different name.
     

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