Any benefits to USB-C without USB 3.1? (HP Spectre x360 4003DX vs 4101DX)

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  1. PsylentStorm

    PsylentStorm Notebook Consultant

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    After playing around with the Dell XPS13, HP Spectre X360, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, and MS Surface Pro 3, I've decided I liked the Spectre X360. I was pretty set on getting the 1080p i7 model, until I noticed that HP started to sell another version with Windows 10.

    Besides having Windows 10 preinstalled, I noticed that the new model (4101DX) has 3 USB-C ports instead of the standard USB-A ports. The catch is that it looks like these ports are still USB 3.0, only using the USB-C connection.

    With very few USB-C peripherals, it seems like there's limited benefits in getting the USB-C model, especially considering that it doesn't have any USB-A ports, right?
     
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    KCETech1 Notebook Prophet

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    not really, you can get USB type C to Micro USB or USB A ... or even adaptors. I would just get a couple new cables for my external devices and go with it myself. USB is atleast downward compatible.

    a few examples http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10303

    I grabbed a couple USB-C to Micro cables for my external hard drives for a 2015 MacBook I was trying out
     
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