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Thunderbolt ports headed to Acer, Asus, Lenovo ultrabooks in Q2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2012 15:20 User comments (3)

Thunderbolt ports headed to Acer, Asus, Lenovo ultrabooks in Q2 According to industry sources, Acer, Asus and Lenovo will begin to offer ultrabooks with Thunderbolt-enabled motherboards in the Q2 2012.
The ultrabooks, which are thin and offer significant power and battery efficiency, will also run on Intel's new Ivy Bridge platform, allowing for the Thunderbolt ports.

Thunderbolt combines DisplayPort and PCI Express, but is currently very expensive and has only been adopted in high-end devices. Adding the port is said to cost over $20 as of now.

For the new ultrabooks, Gigabyte Tech will be the manufacturer of the motherboards.

Ivy Bridge is expected to be fully standardized by 2013.

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3 user comments

122.1.2012 20:14

Waat... All these companys are making the same phone htc made 2 years ago? Jk...
Why aren't they just making hdmi better? Get to keep backward, will try to avoid it to back hdmi, currently I dont see any benefits switching



223.1.2012 10:46

Originally posted by i1der:
Waat... All these companys are making the same phone htc made 2 years ago? Jk...
Why aren't they just making hdmi better? Get to keep backward, will try to avoid it to back hdmi, currently I dont see any benefits switching
1. It's spelled "Whaaat"
2. No idea what your "phone" comment was for.....totally clueless

3. HDMI isn't for transferring data but rather carrying audio and video over one cable so "making better" isn't on the table.

4. Your response is incoherent. "Get to keep backward, will try to avoid it to back hdmi". Please educate yourself on proper sentence structure so we all may know what you're talking about.

5. Benefit to "switching" is 10 GBPs transfer speed!!!!!!!! What else???

You are a late-to-adopt new tech person I'm guessing.

323.1.2012 13:30

Good to know Apple is not the lone company in this. Prices on devices should go down in the next year or 2.

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