Just when you thought laptops could not get any thinner, Apple releases the thinnest MacBook Pro in history. Then again that is nothing compared to the Asus ZenBook 3, which is probably the thinnest laptop in the world, currently; with the thickest point measuring 14.9mm. All that thinnest is partly possible due to USB-C technology.
As laptops get thinner, there is increasingly little space left for I/O ports such as the traditional 7.5mm USB sockets. Any computer connectors require some vertical clearance internally so as to connect to the motherboard and the rest of the internal systems. It also requires a clearance where the physical plug fits. However, with USB Type-C connector, (which started appearing in 2015) the clearance for port needs is very small vertically, as it mostly stretches horizontally.
USB-C is poised to become the standard connector for all kinds of devices including computers’ peripheral devices and even the external hard disks. In this article, we are going to explore some of the new possibilities that come with USB Type C.
Perhaps we should start at, what is USB-C? It is an emerging industry-standard connector …read more