Can Intel's Thunderbolt Go Mainstream With Help From Apple and Acer?
Posted June 14, 2012 12:18 PM
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Thunderbolt ports, marked with a lightning-bolt icon, first arrived on Apple's 2011 MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Minis. In 2012, Apple added a second Thunderbolt port port to its top-end 15-inch MacBook Pro models.
To some, Thunderbolt is just a port on the side of a MacBook, a mere check-box on a feature list.
But to Intel, the high-speed communication technology is an ambitious attempt to do something that only happens every decade or so in the computing industry: rewrite the rules of how people plug stuff into their computers.