Why two power ports on a budget laptop??
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(08-07-2020, 05:01 AM)jiyong Wrote: Now that some companies are rumoured to stop shipping chargers with their phones by default, perhaps we can do the same with the PBP.
No charger by default and have the option for barrel or USB-C charger.

Exactly! And since it's USB, even if someone doesn't have a USB-C charger, they'll certainly at least have a USB-A charger. So the only thing Pine needs to include at a minimum is a USB-A to -C cable.

And again, besides what other people have said, the cost of the barrel jack + the barrel jack charger is not going to be "70 cents". At the very minimum those two together would be something like $5-$10, and now that I think about it the one thing the PB Pro is really missing is a backlit keyboard. Swapping the barrel jack for a backlit keyboard is the best trade I've ever heard of.

I agree though, there's some stuff we just don't know at this point to speculate why Pine made that decision. Are there any Pine employees here who could shed light on this?


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RE: Why two power ports on a budget laptop?? - by gurk - 08-07-2020, 06:57 AM

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