1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Looks like Microsoft may have a new USB Type-C port planned for the Surface. What do you think? Should Microsoft go that route? And are we going to see these changes on the Surface Pro 4 (via a refresh), or perhaps in a new Surface?
    04-11-2017 11:29 AM
  2. Grodelj's Avatar
    This definitely is the way to go, because we are finally getting a standard for laptop/tablet chargers too. Downside is, that it isn't magnetic and that it will break backward compatibility (older chargers and docks).

    Probably this will be a surface 4 pro refresh with new processors and new usb C port.
    04-12-2017 06:28 AM
  3. demon09's Avatar
    I like the idea of it, since it makes charging with a battery bank easier, though I do like the magnetic port too. Would be cool if they could do both, though likely more expensive.

    I saw reports too though from Mary Jo Foley saying it might just be the SP4 exact firm factor with Kaby lake.
    04-12-2017 08:03 AM
  4. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Grodelj #demon09 - yes, magsafe would be cool. Such a handy thing. But nothing wrong with USB-C.
    04-12-2017 08:28 AM
  5. chain13's Avatar
    I still prefer surface connector. Most usb type c out there are just usb 3.1 in c form factor. To make all in one c portable (3.1, thunderbolt, power plug, etc etc) need more expensive chip.
    05-14-2017 07:56 AM

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