This one was pretty low key but AOC had their own Thunderbolt display at Intel's booth. No word on pricing or availability but hopefully we'll see more Thunderbolt equipped panels later this year, after Ivy Bridge systems start shipping with Cactus Ridge.

 

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  • damianrobertjones - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    "La la laaa laaaa laaa I don't want another cable for monitors laa laa laaa already have vga, dvi, DP etc laa laaa laaaa" Reply
  • r3loaded - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    It's the same connector as DP. Don't want to use Thunderbolt? Just use a standard DP cable. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Oh... okay then. As Thunderbolt has been an exclusive apple lover (Until now) I've not seen any of the cables or really followed the threads.

    Thanks for the info!
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  • coolkamio - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Actually, is not the same connector.

    DP is one port, and Thunderbolt uses the "mini" version of DP, mini Display Port.
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  • solipsism - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    The mini-DisplayPort port is still DP, just another official port interface. USB has plenty of port interface types and they are all USB ports. Reply
  • KoolAidMan1 - Monday, January 16, 2012 - link

    Mini-Displayport is still DisplayPort. It has also been common for the last year, how else would they fit six video connectors to the AMD video cards that support six displays with Eyefinity? Reply
  • phoible_123 - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    Except that it isn't the same. You can attach a displayport device to a thunderbolt port, but you can't use a displayport cable with a thunderbolt device (or plug a thunderbolt device into a displayport). The thunderbolt cable is an active cable that includes a bunch of chips.

    Look at the documentation for Apple's Thunderbolt display - it only works with a Thunderbolt-enabled system.
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  • MrX8503 - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Uh...thunderbolt promotes single cable usage. Reply
  • Deleted - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Yeah, not really.

    http://xkcd.com/927/
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  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - link

    USB is a major counter argument. Back in the mid 90s a computer would typically have PS2 keyboard, PS2 Mouse, Serial, Parallel, maybe Midi/Game, and possibly an AT Keyboard plug. With the partial exception of PS2; USBs killed all of these on mainstream computers. Firewire has come and mostly gone. eSata never really made the transition from a geek to mass market standard. In both cases USBs success was a major factor in holding the challenger back.

    TB could potentially eat all the current generation of cables coming out of the back of PCs; although unless costs fall fast I doubt we'll see it anywhere except as a notebook docking connector on higher end models.
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