Surface Dongle
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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 purchase it.

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.

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