It's about time! USB
3.0 is clearly the future of USB. This isn't like
the HD DVD / Blu-ray war, where there was actually a battle to be fought
before consumers knew which would be moving forward. With USB, we know
that 3.0 is the future, but so few machines support it. Even higher-end
machines, like the new iMac
, MacBook Pro, Dell
all are stuck with USB 2.0 (for the most part), but iBUYPOWER is
breaking the mold.
Some computer makers have already decided to add USB 3.0 to select
machines, but iBUYPOWER is offering USB 3.0 on all of their desktops at
no extra charge. We can't say how thrilled we are to finally see a
company just commit to the future. Of course, it makes sense that this
company would be the first; they sell gaming PCs, and gamers and
hardcore power users are more likely to appreciate and use USB 3.0 than
What this means is that iBUYPOWER is now only offering desktops that
have USB 3.0, and we suspect that notebooks will follow suit shortly.
And with any luck, more and more companies will as well.
iBUYPOWER to Offer USB 3.0 on All Desktops at No Additional Charge
El Monte, CA – August 10, 2009 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator of gaming PCs, is excited to announce it is now offering USB 3.0 on all its desktop systems for free. This includes iBUYPOWER systems that currently feature motherboards without onboard USB 3.0. iBUYPOWER customers will enjoy the faster data transfer rates (5Gbps) when transferring movies or pictures from a camera or other handheld to an iBUYPOWER system.
“USB 3.0 is fast becoming an industry standard, and like liquid cooling, iBUYPOWER is dedicated to making these technologies accessible to our customers faster than our competitors,” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “USB 3.0 will provide our customers with incredibly fast, dual simplex data transfer, up to ten times faster than USB 2.0.”
The upgrade future-proofs new iBUYPOWER desktops by ensuring their compatibility with new as well as unreleased handheld recorders, digital cameras, smartphones and more. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible meaning all USB 1.0 and 2.0 devices will still work with the new iBUYPOWER rigs.
Other innovative iBUYPOWER system upgrades and services include the company’s Power Drive Overclocking Service, the Harmony sound reduction system, the Internal USB Expansion System, Pro Wiring and Specialized Advanced Packaging System with expanding foam inserts to prevent damage during shipping.