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Feb 13, 2012 @ 00:50
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
What do you mean how fast does it run? the monitor has nothing to do with speed....its just video/audio out device....


How fast is the Thunderbolt go compared with usb 3.0? I have 3.0 on my laptop though selling this one. I missed the "3.0 usb" before the 13 inch laptop as I was looking at ultrabooks. And how do you like the monitor set up with the laptop? Posted quickly before without paying attention sorry.


Originally posted by Inactive User
Data Bitrate

Thunderbolt has a data bitrate of 10 Gbits per second, both for its PCIe mode and for its DisplayPort protocol. What’s notable about Thunderbolt is that it’s full duplex, meaning it can both send and receive data at 10 Gbits per second simultaneously.

USB 3.0, on the other hand, has a signaling rate of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.0 also improve supon previous iterations of USB and now supports full-duplex signaling.

As you can see, Thunderbolt has about twice the data bitrate as USB 3.0.

Backwards Compatibility

Thunderbolt is based on Apple’s DisplayPort technology, meaning that you can use an older Mini DisplayPort device right into it and it’ll work. You can also use the typical adapter sfor DVI, HDMI and VGA. However, when it comes to other Thunderbolt devices, such as hard drives and audio interfaces, the question of backwards compatibility is moot. There are no Thunderbolt devices on the market right now other than displays.

USB 3.0 is perfectly backwards compatible with all USB 2.0 devices. That’s good news, because there are vast quantities of USB 2.0 devices still on the shelves, including newer and older models. Plus, it’s unlikely that users will want to get rid of their existing USB 2.0 devices before their lifespan has expired. USB 3.0 makes it a smooth transition.

AMD vs. Intel?

Thunderbolt is striclty an Intel technolgoy, meaning you won’t be able to find a Thunderbolt port on a computer that’s based on AMD chipsets or other off-brand CPUs. That may be a factor, now that the market has somewhat cooled in its preference for Intel over AMD. Aside from the geeky elite, most users see no discernible performance difference between AMD and Intel processors. The inclusion of Thunderbolt with Intel CPUs may change that slightly.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 could conceivably co-exist. We’ve already seen Apple embrace FireWire and USB while the Windows world largely eschewed the former technology. This may be a similar situation that we’ll see in the future with Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt is likely to appeal to the digital media professional crowd while largely flying under the radar of the general consumer base.




I just returned my MBP 2011 15" + Thunderbolt Display; but only because I still have my MBP 15" mid2010. I thought I'd need an external monitor because its hella useful but its kinda unnecessary for me right now cause I'm just a first year computer science major but I do plan on buying one for my 2nd year when I'll actually need it and then I can justify the upgrade lol

rumors are of a 15" macbook pro w/ the design of an air if you guys read up on that kinda stuff
Gilly Suits
Feb 13, 2012 @ 01:06
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
How fast is the Thunderbolt go compared with usb 3.0? I have 3.0 on my laptop though selling this one. I missed the "3.0 usb" before the 13 inch laptop as I was looking at ultrabooks. And how do you like the monitor set up with the laptop? Posted quickly before without paying attention sorry.


Originally posted by Inactive User
Data Bitrate

Thunderbolt has a data bitrate of 10 Gbits per second, both for its PCIe mode and for its DisplayPort protocol. What’s notable about Thunderbolt is that it’s full duplex, meaning it can both send and receive data at 10 Gbits per second simultaneously.

USB 3.0, on the other hand, has a signaling rate of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.0 also improve supon previous iterations of USB and now supports full-duplex signaling.

As you can see, Thunderbolt has about twice the data bitrate as USB 3.0.

Backwards Compatibility

Thunderbolt is based on Apple’s DisplayPort technology, meaning that you can use an older Mini DisplayPort device right into it and it’ll work. You can also use the typical adapter sfor DVI, HDMI and VGA. However, when it comes to other Thunderbolt devices, such as hard drives and audio interfaces, the question of backwards compatibility is moot. There are no Thunderbolt devices on the market right now other than displays.

USB 3.0 is perfectly backwards compatible with all USB 2.0 devices. That’s good news, because there are vast quantities of USB 2.0 devices still on the shelves, including newer and older models. Plus, it’s unlikely that users will want to get rid of their existing USB 2.0 devices before their lifespan has expired. USB 3.0 makes it a smooth transition.

AMD vs. Intel?

Thunderbolt is striclty an Intel technolgoy, meaning you won’t be able to find a Thunderbolt port on a computer that’s based on AMD chipsets or other off-brand CPUs. That may be a factor, now that the market has somewhat cooled in its preference for Intel over AMD. Aside from the geeky elite, most users see no discernible performance difference between AMD and Intel processors. The inclusion of Thunderbolt with Intel CPUs may change that slightly.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 could conceivably co-exist. We’ve already seen Apple embrace FireWire and USB while the Windows world largely eschewed the former technology. This may be a similar situation that we’ll see in the future with Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt is likely to appeal to the digital media professional crowd while largely flying under the radar of the general consumer base.




I just returned my MBP 2011 15" + Thunderbolt Display; but only because I still have my MBP 15" mid2010. I thought I'd need an external monitor because its hella useful but its kinda unnecessary for me right now cause I'm just a first year computer science major but I do plan on buying one for my 2nd year when I'll actually need it and then I can justify the upgrade lol

rumors are of a 15" macbook pro w/ the design of an air if you guys read up on that kinda stuff


Thank you and I hear they are removing the macbook pro as are now and replacing with macbook airs with specs of the pros with up to 17" macbook airs

Instagram: @gillysuits_

Feb 13, 2012 @ 03:04
I have the same set up. 15" MBP w/ Thunderbolt Display. It's great! I love it! The extra real estate makes a huge difference while studying, computing, etc.
Feb 13, 2012 @ 09:37
once you go dual screen, its impossible to go back on a single screen. i just can't work with single screens anymore.
Feb 17, 2012 @ 17:26
Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Iggy, what do you use to program in OSX? I usually just boot into windows when I do but I'd prefer something in OSX. I'm currently using visual studio when I program in C++


When I was writing C++ on my iMac, I used Code::Blocks. I used VS before that, too. It wasn't too much of a learning curve. Give it a try, it's free.
Feb 19, 2012 @ 00:20
have any of u mac users successfully ran wine to use window apps? if so, how?
Feb 19, 2012 @ 00:32
Originally posted by Inactive User
For Mac users they just released the beta for iMessage for Mac OSX

http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/messages-beta/


good look out

I want to see the world burn

Feb 20, 2012 @ 06:04
^^where do i get a FREE copy of windows?
Mar 01, 2012 @ 06:17
MACBOOK 2010-2012 Pros & Cons?

fuck the internet

Mar 01, 2012 @ 14:28
MACBOOK 2010-2012 Pros & Cons?


+ steezy
- price

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Mar 02, 2012 @ 01:41
u dont see any pros in a macbook?..sell it then and get a PC
Mar 02, 2012 @ 03:22
dat mac battery life doe
Mar 02, 2012 @ 05:19
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
u dont see any pros in a macbook?..sell it then and get a PC


What are some things that I can do with my MBP that I can't do with a windows based laptop?

Like I said its also a preference thing I wanted a MBP so I bought one.

And I forgot about battery life.


u contradict yourself. u said u dont see any pros in a MB but yet u 'prefer' them while praising PCs at the same time...
Mar 02, 2012 @ 05:41
This jsut came in

Mar 02, 2012 @ 12:14
^I don't get why they still use that red trackball in the middle tho.
Mar 05, 2012 @ 17:55
Macbook Pros are trendy, just like any other Apple product. I really like the design of their laptops, especially the Macbook Air... but the price tag is ridiculous. For $200 less of the average price of the 13" Macbook Pro, I got myself a Lenovo Y Series 14" which has i7 quad core, nvidia 550mt, 8gb ram, 750 gb hdd, and a blueray player.
Mar 17, 2012 @ 22:57
Macbook Air
Gilly Suits
Mar 18, 2012 @ 01:36

Instagram: @gillysuits_

Mar 19, 2012 @ 06:37
You guys are geeks!! Wish I knew more about computers.

I chose my MBP mainly b/c of design and how sharp the screen is. Also I like how the os works.

It was hard deciding between a mac and pc lab top since I could have had an extra 600 in my pocket but I'm very happy with my choice.
Mar 23, 2012 @ 06:44
Does anyone have an absurd amount of ads between Facebook statuses? I though it was normal but when my friends saw it they said it was way too much.

There's one between every two news stories. Is this some adware problem. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?
Mar 29, 2012 @ 01:46
Just overclocked my i5 2500k to 4.5ghz and replaced the stock fan with Corsair H100 liquid cooler. Money well spent!

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Mar 29, 2012 @ 02:30
Does anyone have an absurd amount of ads between Facebook statuses? I though it was normal but when my friends saw it they said it was way too much.

There's one between every two news stories. Is this some adware problem. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Get AdBlock Plus and Ghostery. The extensions will remove all the ads.
They're available on both Chrome and Firefox. (dunno about IE, Opera, Safari)
Apr 09, 2012 @ 03:04
Need help deciding on what to get for a laptop. It's going to be my main workstation for making beats (Reason and Ableton). Thinking of getting either the new macbook pro when it comes out, asus u44sg, or msi x460dx. I would instacopthe asus u44sg, but a lot of reviews have concerns with overheating. MBP seems to be the most reliable for producing though.

Can anyone else recommend other shit? I'm looking for something thin and lightweight. 13-14" display and less than 5lbs.
Apr 09, 2012 @ 03:50
Try Thinkpad x220 or T420.

I love mine. Has the best keyboard for a laptop.
Apr 09, 2012 @ 16:05
Try Thinkpad x220 or T420.

I love mine. Has the best keyboard for a laptop.

I have an e220s and it's kinda small so probably won't be getting an x220. The T420 is too bulky for me.
Apr 09, 2012 @ 17:57
Originally posted by Inactive User
Looking at buying a SSD, but not sure what brand to go with or how much space I'll need to be able to dual boot on it.

Any suggestions?


Crucial M4. reliable and fast.

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Inactive User

Apr 09, 2012 @ 18:48
Get a samsung 830,
Apr 12, 2012 @ 14:42
My Macbook pro bought last june is currently on Snow Leopard (10.6.8 ), do you think I should install Lion?
Apr 26, 2012 @ 22:21
How much bucks for all of this?
EDIT: Found out

Intel Core i7 3930K
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3 Go - OC
Asus Rampage IV Extreme/
Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 SATA Revision 3.0 - 2 To
OCZ Vertex 2 120 Go
LG CH10LS28 - OEM
G.Skill Kit Extreme3 4 x 4 Go PC17000 Ripjaws Z CAS11
Corsair CWC-H80
Corsair AX - 1200W
Microsoft Windows 7 Familial Premium 64 bits SP1 (oem)
Thermaltake Level 10 GT (Tower)
May 09, 2012 @ 16:44
^
That's a hefty build

Saw a EVGA GTX680*last one there at my local Fry's and passed on, now I can't find one ANYWHERE, fml

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