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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bob Coxner, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
  2. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010
    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


    Feb 26, 2011
    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

    Apr 6, 2006
    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

    Dec 24, 2010
    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


    May 25, 2010
    The only post that makes sense.
  7. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL

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