Why two power ports on a budget laptop??
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@tophneal 

When the display is off (such as when the lid is closed) I doubt it would use more power than a phone would in active use. So even in the worst-case scenario that you mention, where the only charger the user has is a wall-wart phone charger, it still doesn't sound that bad. Just set the display to auto- turn-off when not in use, or the user can buy a charger separately at checkout.

Perhaps a more relevant question... How much money does it cost, in total, to include the barrel jack and the charger? Is it $5? $10? $15? I'm wondering what exactly we could be giving up in order to include the barrel jack and PSU.


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RE: Why two power ports on a budget laptop?? - by gurk - 08-07-2020, 07:48 AM

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