In the event you’ve been retaining your breath for Microsoft to in the end deliver USB-C connectivity to its gadgets past Floor Guide 2, grasp onto it just a bit whilst longer. The Verge reviews that Microsoft guarantees to unencumber its USB-C dongle for the Floor Attach port prior to the tip of 2018.
In particular, a Microsoft spokesperson advised The Verge that the USB-C Floor dongle is “at the roadmap for later this 12 months”.
This comes after the company obviously overlooked its earlier goal release of 2017, having teased the product again in Would possibly of final 12 months along the Floor Professional debut. Additional up to now, notorious Microsoft leaker WalkingCat on Twitter posted a purported render symbol of the dongle.
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Judging by way of this render, the dongle will make stronger a unmarried USB-C connection, which turns out extraordinary bearing in mind the item’s measurement and the port it connects can differently make stronger a number of connections immediately.
Will Microsoft in the end move all-in on USB-C?
There’s no transparent explanation why as to why the USB-C Floor dongle overlooked its mark final 12 months and has been behind schedule via to the tip of 2018, and pricing has no longer been discussed.
On the other hand, it is a sturdy indication that the following line of Floor Computer and Floor Professional merchandise will come with USB-C ports inside their chassis. And, frankly, it’s about time.
We’re ultimately at some extent the place USB-C is attaining ubiquity, and possibly Microsoft sat in this a tad too lengthy – whilst its competition followed the generation somewhat too briefly. You’ll’t appear to win with this stuff.
Whilst the scoop of a USB-C dongle for Floor Professional and Floor Computer is thrilling for individuals who’ve accrued a set such accessories during the last 12 months, that is possibly much more attention-grabbing for what it’ll imply for long run editions of the ones two merchandise altogether.