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Microsoft Patent Hints At Possibility Of A Type-C Connection For Surface Laptops


Digital Trends ------ Microsoft is clearly thinking about USB Type-C connectivity, even if it doesn't see a need to implement it on its flagship products as of yet. Microsoft may one day bring USB Type-C to its Surface range of laptops, but not in the typical fashion. A new Microsoft patent that has been granted shows a Type-C port as part of a cable connector, but with a tapered and shorter connection. It is said to be magnetic, which is becoming a much-loved feature in some circles. Although it’s far from ubiquitous, USB Type-C is gaining traction as a mainstream port for charging smart devices, as well as data transfer, so it has been notably absent from Microsoft’s Surface range. There are valid reasons why, but Microsoft may end up bringing it to future designs in a rather different guise, if that patent is anything to go by. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.


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