Why two power ports on a budget laptop??
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Thanks @lot378, this was actually helpful.

Is it really incapable of being charged over USB-C while in use? And, could we expect the design debt to be used up when the successor to the PBP is released?

@tophneal 

Regardless of the amount of hardware overlap, I still don't see how adding an extra piece of hardware would decrease costs. That would mean the barrel jack somehow has a negative cost associated with it, in order to be below the zero cost of leaving it out. 

Do you mean perhaps, like lot378 said, that there is a surplus of barrel jacks which have storage costs? That would explain the negative cost of including them.


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RE: Why two power ports on a budget laptop?? - by gurk - 08-06-2020, 11:27 PM

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