Microsoft Surface tablet might use a proprietary power connector, similar to Apple's MagSafe
1. aaronkatrini posted on 19 Jun 2012, 06:37 2
F* this sh*t! Do we need all these conectors? N0!!
When thing were getting a bit comfortable, here comes M$ to ruin it!
2. mercorp posted on 19 Jun 2012, 06:49 2
Well,this connnector has advantages and disadvantages.
Safety is an advantage,but propiteary connnection an lawsuits are disadvantages.
3. aaronkatrini posted on 19 Jun 2012, 07:53 1
Ok, then lets go back 10 years ago when Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Motorola, Blackberry and everybody else had thier own charging system... Very annoying. For that reason some Good-willing people came together to create the Mini and later on the Micro-USB. And it was going fine. Ok, now thats not enought for some, Well lets create a new standard where everybody is happy! Am I right?
5. Techsword posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:55 0
Agreed, if you have standards set in stone then innovation cannot happen. The magsafe is a good connector and represents the next level of innovation. Microsoft is trying to keep pace for obvious reasons.
Just a reminder apple never got on that standard bandwagon, they made a dongle......
6. jmoita2 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:11 0
It's not about standards set in stone. Micro USB should be the industry standard for data and charge. It just makes life a million times easier. How would you like to have a proprietary power cable for each piece of electronic including TVs,DVD players and so on? And who cares about Apple making a ton of money with their proprietary stuff?
4. -box- posted on 19 Jun 2012, 08:41 1
I thought there was more or less an agreement (even an official one) that all electronics manufacturers were going to the MicroUSB charging standard? Then again, this is a desktop tablet, and I doubt that a MicroUSB would be able to transfer the power needed to run it and charge it.
I just hope they make it small enough that it doesn't interfere with anything. The tablet I used to own had a good-sized audio cable-sized charging port and plug, but was at the bottom left of the tablet when in landscape mode, so I had to cup my hand around it or hold the back of the device, which was awkward