Why two power ports on a budget laptop??
If it didn't come with a barrel jack, I'd probably go through the trouble of installing one. It seems to me that people hate them for two reasons:

1) they are old technology and therefore "ugly" and "dirty"

2) there are too many standards for different sizes

I find them to be much, much more reliable and less fragile than the USB plug alternatives. Plus, you can plug them in by feel, one handed. The only drawback is that they don't normal handle data along with power. I often wonder why USB didn't use a 4-pole barrel jack.

In ye olden dayes, we didn't have trouble with the different sizes. Universal adaptors all had at least 4 different sizes built in. But that's too old-fashioned apparently. Maybe someone decided they are "unsafe" or something, I suppose.

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RE: Why two power ports on a budget laptop?? - by KC9UDX - 08-03-2020, 02:44 AM

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