What Thunderbolt's 10Gb/s - & $600 - buys

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  1. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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  2. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

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    Dumb thread. You're comparing products with completely different feature sets. The Thunderbolt version costs more because it's doing several things the USB3 version does not do.

    • 2x the SDI video I/O + analog video I/O
    • HDMI I/O
    • 2x the digital audio channels
    • Full 1080p60 video vs 1080i60
    • Full 4:4:4 video sampling
    • 3Gb/s HD & 2k SDI video rate support
    • 3D Processing dual stream & frame packed capture & playback.

    When we have equivalent products (features) to compare, we can discuss any price differences an the value of Thunderbolt as a superior technology. Any such discussion would also have to be in the context of the future as well.
     
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Ya, thats an impressive article. They have distilled the essence of Mac vs. Pc in a short space. Like the man said 'you get what you pay for'.
     
  4. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    That's great!

    I wouldn't feel like I had an Apple product unless I spend a fortune.

    It's part of the wonderful Apple experience.


    :)
     
  5. seetheforest macrumors member

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    I was really hoping that Thunderbolt would be consumer targeted. Maybe it was ignorant but I was hoping to daisy-chain everything together someday and even use Thunderbolt thumb drives. Shame that it only targets the highest end users of the computing world.
     
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    The only post that makes sense.
     
  7. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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