The Vaio Z is Sony's sculpted little reminder that companies besides Apple can make exciting laptops too.
This slim, MacBook Air-like laptop may only be destined for Europe, but it has a clever trick up its sleeve. Cramming its Blu-ray drive inside the power media dock, the two devices are linked to one another by high-speed Thunderbolt.
Along with snappy Sandy Bridge processors and beefy GPUs, Apple's new MacBook Pros have a superfast, versatile new I/O tech called Thunderbolt. Whazat?
CNET is reporting that Apple will introduce a new high-speed connection technology with either their upcoming MacBook Pro or another product altogether. Supposedly, the technology is actually Intel's Light Peak technology, which is expected to replace the various cables that connect multiple devices (your display, usb…
CNET reports that Intel's Light Peak, a high-speed connection standard capable of transferring data at 10 gigabits per second, will be arriving sooner than expected: sometime in the first half of 2011. And Apple's poised to be an early adopter.
Engadget has it on very good authority that there's a legitimate reason for the odd appearance of a Hackintosh at IDF last week: Apple was actually the catalyst for Light Peak and is working closely with Intel on the project.
Check out the machine Intel used to demo their insanely fast 10Gbps Light Peak optical data transfer tech at IDF: Yep, a hulking freak of a Hackintosh—the only thing that's more awesome than a super teeny tiny Hackintosh.
Today at IDF, Intel unveiled Light Peak technology, a plan for an extremely high-speed optical cable they hope will land on consumer products in 2010. Imagine transferring an entire Blu-Ray disk in 30 seconds. And that's just the beginning.