Closer Look at Thunderbolt (Light Peak) Port on MacBook Pro

Posted on February 23, 2011 by

We have obtained a close-up image of the new Thunderbolt/DisplayPort hybrid port on the new MacBook Pro rumored to be announced tomorrow. Intel is expected to officially launch Light Peak/Thunderbolt alongside Apple’s new MacBook Pros. Light Peak is significantly faster than USB 3.0, with data speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously.

Comments (37)


  1. jahiggin says:

    So if Thunderbolt uses the mini-Display port, how am I going to plug in my 24″ external monitor and transfer something using Thunderbolt?

  2. eli says:

    Maybe the new Apple Cinema Displays will have a Thunderbolt port on them. It would suck for anyone who doesn’t want to get a new monitor though.