Intel has officially unveiled their latest hardware addition to computers knows as Thunderbolt (previously known as LightPeak). At its simplest form, Thundebolt can transfer data between two computers at lightening speeds. Thunderbolt is the all-in-one cable that can be used for different purposes which include data sharing, networking, and video playback.
Thunderbolt can handle data upto 10Gbps dual-channel, per port, and is capable of bi-directional transfer. According to the claims by Intel, you can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds, and backup an entire year of continuous MP3 playback in just under 10 minutes. With such high data rates and performance, the name truely reflects the speeds.
The new line of Mac Book Pros announced yesterday by Apple are the first portable laptop with this technology built-in. The Thunderbolt technology is available on all the three models of new Mac Book Pros. This technology is expected to be launched for variety of devices in the coming future including desktops, laptops and HD TVs.
Check out this demo video of Thunderbolt by Intel and amaze yourself: