What is Light Peak?

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  1. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    What is it and should I wait for that to come out to get my computer? Because when I buy this I can't afford to buy another computer for probably 4 to 5 years. When Light Peak comes out, will USB2.0 still be on the macs with LightPeak?
     
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    It's optical-cable technology developed by Intel. Manufacturing of it should begin in late 2010 but before it becomes standard, IF it becomes a standard, it'll take some time and I'm sure USB will still dominate until all computers and devices has LP.

    The speed makes it VERY capable, 10Gbit/s has been demonstrated but Intel claimed it can reach 100Gbit/s. Just to remind you that USB2 is 480Mbit/s so LP is 200 times faster. It could be used everywhere, that's why it's so tempting. It's faster than USB or SATA, even faster than HDMI (IF it can reach +12Gbit).

    I really hope it becomes a standard and Apple adopts it
     
  4. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    LP could theoretically replace all the ports on the computer, so you would only need one kind of cable for everything. That would be great since I have boxes of various kinds of cables and adapters. On my desk right now I have USB extension, mini USB, micro USB, USB A-B, iPod USB, Cat 6, DVI, eSATA, FW800, and sound cables.
     
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  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You're aware that you could've typed in that subject line in a google search and gotten all the answer you'd want and then some, right?
     
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    What is this google you speak of?

    What is it and should I wait for that to come out to get my computer? Because when I buy this I can't afford to buy another computer for probably 4 to 5 years. When Google comes out, will AltaVista still be on the macs with Google?
    :D
     
  8. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Laziest query I've seen in a long time. Why don't you just Google it for God's sake ??? :confused:
     

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