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New USB Specification Promises 100W of Power 287

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the now-you're-playing-with-power dept.
Blacklaw writes "The group behind the USB 3.0 specification has announced a tweak which could lead to impressive new devices, including large-format displays, printers, and even laptops that are powered entirely from a USB port."
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New USB Specification Promises 100W of Power

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  • by erroneus (253617) on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @09:02AM (#37042976) Homepage

    So now, I can hook my computer to my car to jump-start it!

    You know? Long ago, Apple made a display that was powered through the display cable. It worked but it was not popular in the end as they stopped doing it. So they are talking about bringing it back again?

    I can see power enough to power some devices, but 100W?

    You know, whatever USB standards come out, it should work equally well on a battery powered laptop and a desktop as well. People will get confused and frustrated when they buy a fancy new USB 3.0 display unit only to find they can't take it with them on the road because it doesn't work well with their laptop and the tiny travel power adapter they use while on the road.

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