Matrox’s MXO2 Thunderbolt breakout boxes are now available. These speedy new devices cover the bases for pro video and audio I/O needs. B&H Photo has a range of them available for order here.
LaCie’s Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available for purchase. The new Thunderbolt drives feature a pair of 2.5″ drives in a Mac OS RAID configuration and deliver speeds more than 480MB/s in SSD and up to 190MB/s in HDD. [Read more…]
While WWDC 2011 would have been a fitting time to launch Final Cut Pro X, Apple failed to do so. According to the info we got from Apple at the sneak peek back in April, Final Cut Pro X is due to arrive in the Mac App Store this month. Since the teaser though, it’s been all crickets from the mothership. [Read more…]
Apple unveiled the new iMac desktops today. The new models keep the 21.5″ and 27″ screen sizes and step up to Core i5 processors across the board in the base configuration – with Core i7 processors available as an upgrade.
As expected, the iMac now has Thunderbolt I/O ports (like the recently announced MacBook Pro models), which deliver data transfer rates at a whopping 10 Gbps – up to 20x faster than USB 2.0 and up to 12x faster than FireWire 800. The 21.5″ models sport one Thunderbolt port, while the 27″ models offer two ports. Four USB 2.0 and a Firewire 800 port round out the I/O options on the backside of the new iMacs.
Continue reading at Tech Tilt: New 2011 iMacs Announced.