Windows Will Finally Get Apple’s Thunderbolt Technology in 2012

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There might be a relative dearth of Thunderbolt peripherals and accessories right now, but just wait until 2012. That’s when Thunderbolt will explode on Windows machines, which should open the floodgates on every sort of Thunderbolt accessory you can think of.

Intel VP Mooly Eden confirmed this morning at the Intel Developer Forum that Thunderbolt’s revolutionary technology will go from being an Apple exclusive to a port on every PC starting sometime in the first half of 2012. Asus and Acer are the two companies that will be the first to market with Thunderbolt machines.

Usually, a standard doesn’t really explode until it hits Windows machines, so this is all great news even for Mac fans. I wonder where this leaves USB 3, though.

[via Gizmodo]