Intel Demos Light Peak Laptop



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"...and then you'd have to get monitors with Lightpeak connections too -"


Ssshhhh. We aren't supposed to notice that yet. :) Not until they hype us into WANTING the new technology.





Why relegate this to an external connection?  A connection that might not be utilized to its full potential (let alone, adopted) by any one other than Intel.

It would have made more sense if - oh I don't know - they utilized the interface for internal devices like SSDs.  And since SSDs still haven't made it out of their adolescent stage, now would be a perfect time to introduce them to a new interface.

I dunno, I think everyone's all DVI, HDMI, VGA, USB, eSATA, and Firewired out.


Please deposit your pride, life, and other garbage in the receptacles at the back of the theater before you leave. Thanks!



This looks like the sollution I've been looking for.

I want to install a hot, noisy, gaming rig in my garage with my server.
But I need a way to get DVI + USB back to my desk.
Fiber is the only option, and maybe Light-Peek will be the solution.



LightPeak... I'll use that as much as I used the Firewire 1394 port!



That's the problem with these technology layers...they all share the same complexity...the human factor.

USB SuperSpeed has been farting around for years now, at a snails pace.  Very typical of these standards commitees and tech firm participants, USB should have leaped frog'd Firewire 800 long ago, but instead it's barely being adopted and/or it's being held back by the big movers and shakers.  Is Intel protecting themselves and LightPeak?  Who knows.  What I do know is this...PC and Mac users should be enjoying the benefits of USB SuperSpeed NOW!  There's no excuse.  Slow the **** down on the 'new platform' ram-rods for crying out loud and focus on getting out what many many folks have already contributed massive amounts of energy towards and the computing public has been waiting for, for far too long.

That said, Light Peak looks cool - as most new buses and protocols do.



...and then you'd have to get monitors with Lightpeak connections too - which won't be happening mainstream anytime soon. For PC-monitors atleast, HDMI is still not common - so I can't imagine Lightpeak being popular anytime soon for the PC market.

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