Saturday, February 26, 2011
Apple has just come out with a new MacBook Pro. While Apple upgraded the processor for the laptops, they also added a new type of port. The Thunderbolt port will be able to connect to both external displays and everything that a USB port can connect to. It will be twenty times faster than a normal USB 2.0 port, twelve times faster than FireWire 800, and two times faster than USB 3.0. While currently there are almost no devices that use the port, the two major external hard drive companies, Seagate Technology and Western Digital, plan to make devices that support the new port. Another advantage of the new port is that it provides 10 watts of power which is new for a laptop. The port is able to transfer a full HD movie in 30 seconds and in ten minutes transfer enough mp3 songs to play nonstop for a year.