Just like the Surface Laptop, the latest Surface Pro
(2017) also lacks USB-C ports, but the company has found a
solution. Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop and Surface
Pro don’t ship with USB-C ports, but the software giant
has a solution to enable USB-C support on these devices.
The company is launching a new USB-C Dongle, which adds USB-C
support to Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. Microsoft originally
announced dongle in 2017 and for some unknown reasons, the
release was pushed back.
While the dongle was initially supposed to go on sale in 2017,
Microsoft decided to hold it back for no clear reason, but the
software giant is finally launching the USB-C Dongle on Friday
for business customers.
Microsoft’s new USB-C Dongle brings USB-C support to the
Surface Laptop and the Surface Pro, and it appears that the
USB-C dongle for Surface devices will be sold for $79.99.
“When Type-C is ready for our customers, to make it easy for
them, we’ll be there,” Panos Panay said last year.
While the businesses can purchase it later this
week, there’s still no word as to when consumers can
Microsoft is actually expanding the range of Surface models
supporting USB-C to three, as the Surface Book 2 already
features USB-Type C.
“Add our Surface Connect to USB-C Adapter to the newest Surface
Pro to attach to USB-C docking solutions with expanded
connectivity to external displays, power, and more,” Microsoft
explains in Surface Pro product page.