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My 1st Mac and now....

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I want the Apple Thunderport display next.. Lord help me I have expensive tastes in gadgets.
 

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What's a "Thunderport" display?
 
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What's a "Thunderport" display?
Don't be an A55, she obviously means Dunder Mifflin port. Apple added it to take care of all your paper needs. All Dunder Mifflin orders are processed out of their warehouse in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Seriously though, I can relate, I want an appleTV, time capsule and a few airport express.
 
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Apple's products certainly attracts high-end gadget users, and once you get one, you want more..
 
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Mine started with my iPad last September. Since then, I have gotten an Apple TV2, MBP, AirportExtreme, iPhone 4s, Airport Express (for the main stereo). I am looking for another ATV2 for the other TV and a MacMini to do all my media serving. Yeah, it was like a snowball...
 
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This goes to show how far behind I am with the Mac. How fast is Thunderbolt? Lightning fast? I mean USB 2.0 is like a breeze.. >.>


:p
 
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This goes to show how far behind I am with the Mac. How fast is Thunderbolt? Lightning fast? I mean USB 2.0 is like a breeze.. >.>


:p

It would be really fast if there were anything to hook it to besides a display. Actually it is supposed to have a 10gb throughput, which is definitely fast - something like 20 -25 times faster than USB 2. But, at this point who knows? Ethernet has an actual throughput of about 40% of the rated speed - i.e. 1gb Ethernet seldom can pass data faster than about .4gb, unless you are using a special point to point configuration. Is the 10gb rating of TB real, or is it an EPA type figure and you won't come close to that actual speed?

All that being said, my Thunderbolt display connected to my Air is wonderful. With attached mouse, keyboard and various harddrives, it is essentially a very portable 27" iMac with the same mic, sound, camera and screen size. And a built in magcharger tail.
 

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