If you think USB 3.0 was the future of connecting high-speed peripherals to your computer, then think again. Intel ’s Thunderbolt I/O technology, formerly known as Light Peak, is now the new kid on the block and it is here to stay. With the introduction of the newly announced MacBook Pro line-up yesterday, comes the first real-world implementation of the Intel Thunderbolt Technology.

Basically, Thunderbolt is a faster and simpler way of plugging different devices to your system. With the introduction of the newly announced MacBook Pro line-up yesterday, comes the first real-world implementation of the Intel Thunderbolt Technology, Sounds intriguing, right? And it gets even better because the Thunderbolt technology can transfer data as fast as 10Gbits/s, making it twice as fast as USB 3.0 (5Gbits/s) and 20 times faster than USB 2.0.

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