Computer Hardware

Do I Need USB-C On My Computer?

August 25, 2020 • 4 min read

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A lot of computers nowadays come with USB-C, but do you really need one on your computer?

The answer to that question is a resounding YES. And here is why:

  • No square peg in round hole problem: There is no wrong way to plug in the cable. The connector is oval in shape, and there is no up or down. As long as you match the shape, you will plug the cable in correctly.
  • Future Proof (for now!): There is nothing currently out that's newer for USB ports. You will be "future-proofed" for the next few years.
  • Small Imprint: The slim design of this new format allows for all devices to be thinner and lighter.
  • Workhorse: USB-C products could have a rated peak data transfer speed of 20 Gbps (depends on individual device).
  • Super-Powered: USB-C products could deliver power at up to 100W at 20V and 5A (depends on individual device).
  • Fewer Cables: Most, if not all, future products will use this physical connector so fewer different cables adapters are needed for all devices.

What does all this really mean?

Simply put: you will have fewer cables lying around, and you will have less need to scramble to find the right cable for the right device. Your devices will be smaller, lighter, and be able to charge up faster. So, if you have the option to have a USB-C connector on your computer, by all means do it!


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