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USB C getting thumbs up from suppliers

by on14 April 2015

One cable to rule them, one cable to bind them

It seems that everyone is wanting to copy Apple in putting a USB Type-C port onto their hardware.

For those who came in late, A Type-C port measure just 8.4mm by 2.6mm. This means it's small enough to work for even the smallest peripheral devices.

With Type-C, a USB cable's both ends will be the same, allowing for reversible plug orientation. You also don't need to worry about plugging it in upside down.

Type-C USB supports USB 3.1 and has a top speed of 10Gbps. It also has much high power output of up to 20V(100W) and 5A.

This means in the future laptop computers can be charged the way tablets and smartphones are now, via their little USB por

Jobs' Mob installed a USB Type-C port on its 12-inch MacBook. Now it seems that Dell is following suit in its 11-inch tablet and Asustek Computer is planning to launch gaming notebooks with USB Type-C support in the second half of the year.
Dell's 11-inch Venue 11 Pro is hitting the shops in September or October and will adopt Windows 10 operating system and the USB Type-C technology to allow connection to its docking station.

What makes the tech a little more sexy is that it allows for bi-directional power, so apart from charging the peripheral device, when applicable, a peripheral device could also charge a host device.

Type-C USB will significantly cut down the amount of wires needed to make devices work. Of course apple over egged the pudding by only supplying one on the macbook making it nearly useless.

Last modified on 14 April 2015
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