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Articles tagged with: apple hardware

Why Is Thunderbolt So Expensive?

We’ve all heard about Apple’s blazing faster Thunderbolt technology, but we also know that the speedy tech comes at a cost, $49 for a thunderbolt cable to be exact. At first, it just seemed that Apple was taking advantage of owning proprietary hardware, but then we got a closer look on why the cable is so expensive.

So what costs so much in the thunderbolt cable? Well, surprisingly it’s right by the port of the cord, where there is a small Gennum chip. This chip allows the data to reach a full duplex 10Gbps speed.

New Macbook Airs Coming Soon!

According to a reliable leak, Apple is gearing up to launch updates across its Macbook Air lineup and sources say that the leak is 100% confirmed. This would be a timely update considering the last refresh was way back in December 2010.

The first batch of many will be around 400,000 units, and the most notable change of the new notebook will be Intel’s 32nm Sandy Bridge architecture. The Intel chips will utilize the ultra low voltage Core i5 and Core i7 chips, which feature between 3MB and 4MB of Smart Cache.