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Is the power port a thing of the past?

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So my husband has a macbook, and it has nothing but USB-C ports on it; no headphone, no hdmi, and most relevant to this post: no power port.  This is all fine and dandy, except for the fact that when he is doing a video call with a second monitor attached the battery level goes down despite being plugged into the charger.
And I just read a post by a guy on here who has a no power port, just a single USB-C.  How on earth is he supposed to do anything?

It seems like everyone is so excited to jump on the USB-C train that nobody is stopping to ask if it is a good thing.  Is this just a thing with non-powerhouse laptops?  Should we expect our razers and XPS to also be jumping onboard with this terrible idea?


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Id assume you should get a USBC dock to add the monitor to, which will have its own external power stuffs, Im guessing.  I run a damn demanding laptop with 3 monitors and its powered via USBC (2x USBC actually that run back to my dock)


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USB C PD can deliver up to 100 watts of power. It's not the connector's fault, that they manufacturers aren't making use of that.

And if manufacturers just go full yolo and ignore the USB PD spec, they can push even more, but then Thunderbolt specification would be lost. 

 

For really power hungry devices, you can even combine multiple USB C PD inputs to increase power output.

 

Edit: Dumb products like these exist, because dumb customers buy them.


 

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