Notebook Vendors not Pushing the USB 3.0 Issue

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gcstang

I currently own two HP Envy systems the 14 and 17 and luv my USB 3.0

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axiomatic

Of course I wanted USB 3.0 which is why both my laptop and my desktop PC have it already. Thank you ASUS for being forward thinking.

 

Now if ASUS could only fix their complete lack of a support division I might go all in with ASUS.

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Athlonite

From a perspective point of view for something that wasn't meant to cost anymore than USB 2.0 to implement it would seem that anything with USB 3 on it costs twice as much as it's USB 2 counterpart or did that part of the specification requirement go out the window

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AlExAkE

Oh definitely a must have. As other people said, I will not consider buying anything new that is not USB 3.0 I personally use lots of storage, moving big files and etc. Not only storage, but even for printers, or USB flash drives. I will gladly pay 20-30$ for the exact same configuration Pc/Laptop that has USB 3.0 instead of 2.0. I believe in future people will realize how that convenience is so important to us, saving us time and boosting our overall daily enjoyment in using PC.

For the guy that say "we don’t need USB 3.0 now..." did we needed USB 2.0 when 1.1 was around? Did we need 1.1 at all when it first came out? Did we needed personal PC or Cell phones when they first out? NOW, do you own PC or cell phone? Ok, then... I don’t have more questions... I think the answer is more obvious it appears to be...

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Viper Covakel

completely agree, I won't buy anything new these days unless it has 3.0

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TechW

I plan on purchasing a new notebook next year some time. It must have USB 3.0 to even be considered at this point. I use USB primarily for file transfers and the time it takes is very important. Of course, I imagine I will go with an SSD primary drive as well so perhaps I am not mainstream.

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Mighty BOB!

I would gladly pay the $4-5 myself.

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Athlonite

the 4~5 bucks is just for the chip that cost doesn't include design and manufacture costs to implement

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Viper Covakel

I must say I'm very much looking forward to this being main stream. I mainly use USB for external HDDs and would like to be able to quickly backup files or transfer large quantities of data. 

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matthewrhoden1

I can understand their thinking from a business perspective. However, I would  really like to see this as the standard in laptops. It seems that anytime I resort to a thumb drive I'm usually in a hurry and need to transfer something larger than email will allow. So it would be nice if it took less than 15 minutes to transfer the data.

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Burner27

I am not really sure why we need this spec now anyway?  I can see why it would be needed for the small amount of people who do a lot of file transfers to and from USB devices, but on the whole, it seems unecessary.

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win7fanboi

then you sir, are a moron.

USB 3 = More juice to devices = faster charging times + ability to power external devices and forgoing the need of a power adapter.

Also, USB 3 = faster transfer not only to usb keys but also means that you can have a usb connected external ssd as a storage device without dealing with pitifully low bandwitdh cap. Most of the smarphones are connected via a usb cable and have storage capacities large enough to make use of the faster speed

Now close your browser and please stick to mac forums.

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Athlonite

Most of the smarphones are connected via a usb cable and have storage capacities large enough to make use of the faster speed:: 99.9% of cell phones smart phones and camera's are still USB 2 so using them on an USB3 connection really isn't going to make a whole lot of difference

USB 3 = More juice to devices = faster charging times:: only if that device supports it

 

ability to power external devices and forgoing the need of a power adapter.:: not so it wont supply the 12V  most 3.5" HDD's require so you'll still require an power adapter

 

so who's the moron now

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win7fanboi

Ahhh... another one So you are saying that the smartphones that cost about the same as low end laptops won't up their specs.. sure they will soon have dual core mobile cpus but you don't see them make use of USB 3.. how very perceptive of you. As for external hdd, had you acquired ability to read and comprehend simple sentances you would have noticed that I was talking about ssd's. Most people I know don't lug around 3.5" hdds with them along with their laptops. Now shoo...

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JE_Delta

I think you could have taken a better route in addressing his comment!

No need to be rude and/or flame someone.

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elo231

That person who says "dont' see USB 3.0 is necessary yet" is like those who say "my single core is good enough, why bother with a dual core" In other words if they don't see the benefit, it does not mean other look at it the same way.

IMHO it's important that notebook makers adpot to new technology and if the manufacturing cost more, then sell it at a higher price (not crazy expensive), as there are some who will buy it.

I believe HP and Asus have notebooks with USB 3.0

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