Does Microsoft Surface Pro X have a USB-C port?

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Does Microsoft Surface Pro X have a USB-C port?

Best answer: Absolutely. The Microsoft Surface Pro X comes with two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, so you can transfer data faster and more efficiently.The latest in Surface Pro: Microsoft Surface Pro X (opens in new tab) (From $999 at Amazon)

Why is USB-C important?

USB-C is an important USB connection to support for a myriad of reasons. The main one is that it allows for faster data and power transferring, which will improve the rate of hard drive transfers and charging devices significantly. The Microsoft Surface Pro X in particular utilizes USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, which allows for data transfers of up to 10 Gbps.

Another big advantage is that USB-C is smaller than other USB connections and therefore, will take up less space on your desk or on the chassis of your laptop. Finally, USB-C's smaller design makes it a lot easier to connect and disconnect compared to other connection types. It's the connection of the future.

What makes the Microsoft Surface Pro X special?

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Aside from the double USB-C ports, the Microsoft Surface Pro X is looking like it's going to be an incredible device for a myriad of other reasons. Between the 13-inch 2880x1920 resolution display, Microsoft's new and powerful SQ1 processor, and the ability to configure the device with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, the Surface Pro X is shaping up to be a very exciting product.

It will have LTE connectivity, too, and the new detachable keyboard looks amazing. It even comes with a slot for the Surface Pen, which will make artists and notetakers very happy. On top of all of this, the Surface Pro X is also the thinnest and lightest Surface Pro yet, coming in at just 1.68 pounds.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.