Forums

Laptop

Laptop
Laptop computer Forums (Audio, General Hardware, Video)

USB 3.0

This question is not answered

Does anyone know when USB 3.0 will be available in the laptops? I can't get an answer out of anyone at Dell.

All Replies
  • Intel will not be supporting USB 3.0 until 2011, so expect Dell's support to come after then.

     

  • ejn63 is correct. Read this article ---> EE Times. (Reference from Wikipedia)

    Peace.

    "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. "
    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    XPS 730x w/Core i7 920, ATI Radeon HD 4850, (3) 500GB SATA-300 HDD, Win7-x64
    Inspiron 2200 w / Pentium M, WinXP Home
    IBM ThinkCentre M52 w / Pentium 4-3Ghz,
    WinXP Pro

  • Welcome to the forums Yes

     

     

    Motherboards with SATA 3 and USB 3.0 (i.e. Gigabyte P55 series) have only just become available for desktop systems (earlier this week here in the UK), and they carry a hefty price premium over similarly specced SATA 2/USB 2.0 boards, so it's likely to be quite some time before the new motherboards are used in anything but the highest end desktop systems, never mind in laptops Idea

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

     

    XPS M1730:

    Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
    17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
    4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
    DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
    640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
    8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
    Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
    Integrated 2MP Webcam
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
    TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
    4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

    230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

  • Thank you for your prompt reply

  • jimamigo-

    There are ExpressCards that allow connecting USB 3.0 devices. As these devices become available you can use them now.