Best USB-C laptops 2024

Surface Laptop 3
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Looking for a new laptop that has USB-C ports? Perhaps you need Thunderbolt support or maybe Thunderbolt isn't a requirement for you, and you just want your laptop to support basic USB-C peripherals. Either way, we've rounded up what we think are the best USB-C laptops available to buy today. We've got everything from beautifully designed to those with all-out power, making each and every one of these among the best Windows laptop options available.

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USB-C is a universal USB port that works with many different external peripherals ranging from USB drives, external GPUs, webcams, and much more. There are different kinds of USB-C, but they all use the same connector. Not all USB-C ports support external GPUs, for example, since that requires Thunderbolt 3 powered by four PCIe lanes, so make sure you pick correctly depending on what you need. If you absolutely need Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 ports, you'll want to look at our list of the best Thunderbolt 4 laptops. If you want to take a gander at just overall great laptops, we have a list of the best Windows laptops too.

Whether you're looking for a USB-C-enabled laptop that puts emphasis on design like the Surface Pro X, or something with all the power and all the ports, like the Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15, there's something for everyone in the world of USB-C laptops.

I personally love the Surface Laptop 4 as it feels like the all-round best laptop you can get for great price. It's super slim, with a USB-A and USB-C port for versatility and fast charging support so that you can stay topped up in a pinch. It also has a beautiful 13.5-inch or 15-inch display in the 3:2 aspect ratio.

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