“Shipping times at the Apple online store show that Thunderbolt is a hit with Mac buyers,” Robin Harris writes for ZDNet.
“And that’s with almost no Thunderbolt products available,” Harris writes. “Expect great things when many more Thunderbolt peripherals start shipping in the next 6 months. The Thunderbolt peripherals for sale from Apple are limited to the Thunderbolt Display – a 27″ display with built-in Thunderbolt USB/FireWire adapter – and the Promise Pegasus arrays. Both are available as standalone options and as system add-ons.”
Harris writes, “HP’s decision to leave the PC market reflects both a maturing market and the inability of PC makers to earn decent margins on boring me-too products. Apple owns the high-end, high-margin PC business, while taking share from the Wintel notebook market with the iPad. With the advent of the Mac Thunderbolt-everywhere strategy Apple is now differentiating the Mac and the iPad based on I/O. The iPad is the new MacBook.”
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