USB-C has been with us for three years. Standard made its debut in 2014, bringing the same shape on both sides. Although it is mainly used in mobile devices, it also appears in modern monitors. What exactly is it for?
Before we move on to the subject, it is worthwhile to stop by the USB-C capabilities for a moment. Because the connector is compliant with the USB 3.1 Gen 2 specification, the fastest data transmission standard, reaching speeds of up to 10 Gb / s. With this, USB-C can successfully replace HDMI and even DisplayPort. Its bandwidth is sufficient to transfer images in 4K.
USB-C Instead of other Connectors
In this case, just connect a small USB-C cable to the monitor. This will allow the computer image to be sent to the monitor and the monitor will power the notebook.
Monitors designed for office use are also often equipped with USB hubs, which can be attached to a mouse, keyboard or additional peripherals.
The user does not lose time for the arduous preparation of the workplace. Instead, it connects the notebook to the monitor with the USB-C cable so that all the devices start working immediately.
Also, if the monitors are equipped with an Ethernet jack, you can connect to the Internet in the same way. One cable replaces a few others.
Multi-Screen Work Environment
USB-C is also useful for combining multiple monitors into a multiscreen work environment. In this case, just plug in a few monitors using the DisplayPort cable (this feature offers the Philips 241B7QUPBEB) and connect one to the computer via USB-C.
This way, we get a comfortable working environment without having to hook up many cables to the graphics card. The connection of this type is called “daisy chain”.