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View Full Version : Intel Demonstrates Laptop With Light Peak Technology

Reid Kistler
05-05-2010, 09:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/357688/intel-shows-off-first-light-peak-laptop' target='_blank'>http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/357688/...ght-peak-laptop</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Intel has provided the first hands-on demonstration of a laptop running its Light Peak technology, at the company's inaugural European research showcase here in Brussels. Light Peak is an optical interconnect that can transfer data at 10Gbits/sec in both directions. Intel hopes Light Peak will one day replace the host of other PC interconnects, including USB, DisplayPort and HDMI." </em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1273084489.usr19541.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Faster is usually regarded as better: but is the world ready for another wired connectivity standard? Intel is planning to ship Light Peak components sometime in 2010, but there does not seem to be a rush of product announcements -&nbsp; although the Intel <a href="http://techresearch.intel.com/articles/None/1813.htm" target="_blank">"Light Peak Technology" </a>web page does provide a quote that "Sony is excited about the potential....!" Personally, I am not too excited at the thought of having to (literally....) buy into yet another interface standard. Somewhere around here I still have a couple of USB to Parallel Port adapters that were necessitated by the removal of Parallel Ports from notebook computers: wonder what the cost of a Light Peak to USB adapter will be?</p>