1. Grimlock's Avatar
    I'm pretty confused on usb-c charging in general with all the standards and what not, but will the surface laptop 3 be able to charge over the usb-c port? All I could gather was the new fast charging is through the surface connector, but will we be able to charge through usb c as well?

    I really just want to be able to carry one charger for my laptop and phone, even if that means it's charging at a slow rate.

    I don't even care about the lack of thunderbolt 3 anymore since eGPUs are still so expensive.
    10-02-2019 02:02 PM
  2. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Interested in the response to this as well. carrying one charger will be ideal
    10-03-2019 03:47 PM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I charge my Go using USBC which is using the Apple MacBook Pro adapter.

    61W USB-C Power Adapter Charger, with USB-C to USB-C Charge Cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFYZKSL...pUvbUpU3795426

    Not sure if their 30W charger would be okay.
    10-05-2019 05:52 PM
  4. excalibur1814's Avatar
    How about buying a USB to USB C cable, short, and then using the Surface charger's USB port to charge your phone and/or machine (Not that you'd need that as you'd have the charger with you. We seem to be finding reasons to do x, or y, with option z being right in front of us.

    You can then use the short cable to attach your phone to the Surface, for document access etc.

    I've carried one charger for years, to charge my phone and Surface. The Surface charger.
    10-18-2019 04:26 AM
  5. Grimlock's Avatar
    Yeah that's not a bad solution, but does the surface fast charge an android phone?

    In any case looks like the surface laptop 3 will in fact charge over usb-c based on the reviews. I think it's great that it has two charging options- because the surface dock still works and users have a choice!
    10-21-2019 03:40 PM

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