It once was called Light Peak (the original name), but now this technology called Thunderbolt. So what is this Light Peak a.k.a Thunderbolt is all about; this is a new method to connecting computer components in a super high speed, much faster than any connection systems ever built (at least for now) .
This technology was first used by Apple in its new Macbook Pro which was released in February 2011 last year. But now a year later because there are so many ultrabooks, other manufacturers will also use Thunderbolt on their super thin laptop. Large manufacturers such as Asus, Lenovo and Acer are planning to release Thunderbolt port features on their products, rumor says it will be released in second quarter this year.
Quoted from DigiTimes, DisplayPort will also combined with Thunderbolt I/O port and PCI Express and the results will able to create high speed performance ultrabook/laptop/notebook. Not only that, it also added that every high-end computer manufactured this year in 2012 will have Thunderbolt technology under the hood. The news said that Thunderbolt technology will not be so expensive, the vendors will only add around $20 into one unit price of computer built with this technology.
Apple’s new technology patent (Thunderbolt) reportedly will also used by Apple on their future iDevices gadget such as iPad and iPhone.