USB-C is the latest USB technology standard for connectivity and power, letting users connect a series of devices to their laptops without using ten specific cables for every operation. This revolutionary technology is set to replace the USB interface created more than 20 years ago. And judging by the number of companies that support this technology, companies that include Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Apple, Dell, HP, and Intel, it is just a matter of time until USB-C ports will completely replace classic USB ports.
The USB-C technology was developed by the USB Implementers Forum and has a 24-pin configuration, bringing a series of advances that will allow manufacturers to develop better devices. For example, USB-C ports are much thinner than standard USB ports, allowing manufacturers to design thinner devices. They are also twice as fast as USB 3.0 ports and support DisplayPort, HDMI, power, USB and VGA.
Considering all these advantages, the general trend among laptop manufacturers is to focus on USB-C compatible devices. Let us see what are the best USB-C laptops available on the market at this moment.
1. Lenovo Yoga 900 (recommended)
This awesome laptop sports one USB Type C port with video-out and is powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 Processor so that it moves as fast as you do. JBL speakers deliver rich stereo sound and premium Dolby® Home Theater® offer an immersive audio experience. This laptop is the perfect choice for work or play. It is ultraportable, weighing just 2.8 lbs/1.3 kg and being only 2.75″ x 8.86″ x 0.59″/324 x 225 x 14.9 mm thick.
Lenovo Yoda 900 brings an awesome 9-hour video playback and 10-hour browsing battery life. Also, there are nine models you can choose from. Never has it been easier to take your laptop, go to your favorite park, rest under the shade of a tree and work from there.
2. ASUS Transformer book T100HA (suggested)
This amazing 2-in-1 laptop sports one 5 Gbps USB-C port and is powered by an Intel® Cherry Trail Quad-Core Z8500 Processor bringing a 10.1″ 16:10 WXGA (1280×800) display to the table. This is a laptop with a keyboard that detaches, turning it into an 8.4mm-thin and 580g-light easy to carry Windows 10 tablet.
Windows 10 is already pre-installed on the device and you can use it for up to 12 hours without charging it. Now it is easier to match the laptop to your personality and pick one of the four vivid colors available: Tin Grey, Silk White, Aqua Blue and Rouge Pink.
Asus offers a thorough description of how the USB-C technology is incorporated into this laptop:
This is much smaller than a standard USB port, but it does just as much and has the extra benefit of being reversible. So there’s no more struggling to work out which way up a connector is when you want to plug it in. And you still get the blindingly-fast capabilities of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, so data transfers are quick and speedy — up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0!
3. HP Spectre 13 x360
This beast is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200 (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost) processor and sports Intel HD Graphics 5500 for crystal-clear images. Weighing just 3.26 pounds/ 1479 grams on 12.79 x 8.6 x 0.63 inches / 32.48 x 21.8 x 1.6 cm this laptop is ultra-slim and ultra-portable.
Chiseled by computer numerical control (CNC) machines, a process used by the aerospace industry, the HP Spectre 13 x360 is a work of art. It has one of the highest capacity batteries in its class, offering an autonomy of up to 13 hours.
4. LG gram-15Z960-A.AA75U1
This laptop shocks with is weight, or better said, lack of it. It weighs under 1kg/2.2 lbs while still providing size without the weight. It has a 15.6 Inch Full HD IPS display and is powered by a 6th Generation i7 Intel Core Processor. LG used premium materials for this laptop: the magnesium alloy offers a durable design that stands up to everyday life.
Unlike the laptops listed above, the LG gram’s battery life does not impress, offering a modest 7 hours. However, it perfectly compensates this thanks to its display:
So at just 2.2 pounds, gram makes it easy to take a large screen laptop anywhere you want to take it! gram’s thin-bezel, 15.6-inch, Full HD, IPS display provides a laptop with a big screen and exceptional color reproduction viewable from nearly any angle.
5. Dell XPS 13
This is another technology monster that will definitely amaze you. Powered by a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost) processor, sporting Intel HD Graphics 520 on a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) InfinityEdge touch display, Dell’s XPS 13 will blow you away.
Erasing borders, starting with the display. The smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet has the world’s first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display — amazing both inside and out.
Indeed, the display is this laptop’s best asset, the stunning UltraSharp™ QHD+ resolution (3200×1800) comes as an optional upgrade giving you eye-popping detail with 5.7 million pixels (276 ppi). Let us not forget the amazing battery life of 18 hours with an additional 10 hours with the optional Dell Power Companion.
This gaming state of the art laptop sets the new standard for ultra-mobility and extreme performance. Dare to demand more for less with this 0.52 x 12.6 x 8.1 inches/ 13.1 x 321 x 206 mm laptop weighing just 2.75 lbs./1.25 kg. This laptop also brings external desktop graphics:
The Razer Core is the world’s first true plug and play Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) external graphics enclosure, allowing you to transform your notebook into a desktop gaming experience.
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7. Acer Aspire R 14 (R5-471T-52EE)
This touchscreen Laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and its Torque Hinge design lets you adjust it between laptop, display, tent and tablet modes for comfortable viewing while you work, play or watch a movie. The 1920 x 1080 resolution and Zero Air Gap technology showcase your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity.
8. Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-572TG-775T
Here’s what this 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen laptop hides under its hood: an Intel Core i7-6500U processor,16GB memory/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics.
This awesome device offers crystal-clear views for more immersive games and more engaging movies backed by Integrated 7.1 surround sound technology with Waves MaxxAudio Pro.
9. MSI GT72S 6QE DOMINATOR PRO G series
This monster laptop is one of the world’s fastest gaming notebooks with its 6th generation INTEL® CORE™ i7 6820HK / 6700HQth processor. Certain models let you overclocks CPU core clock up to 30% (from 3.7GHz over 4GHz) to push the system to extreme. Despite this fact, the laptop modifies power consumption of CPU to the lowest while maintaining coolest constant system temperature.
10. Dell Precision 15 7000 Series
This series brings several laptop models that sport optional USB-C ports. According to the manufacturer, this is the world’s most powerful 15″ mobile workstation with Intel® processors and a PremierColor 4K display and it offers up to 3TB of storage.
Select your favorite model, add the USB-C port and dive into an amazing technology experience. Buy Dell‘s New Precision 15 7000 from:
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. We want to be sure that our list has the best products available on the market.
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