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Microsoft’s next Surface Dock might drop the proprietary connector for USB-C

A docking station showing rear I/O and a USB-C connector.
The rear I/O is similar, but the leaked dock seems to use USB-C to connector a laptop. | Image: eBay

A new leak suggests the next Surface Dock might use Thunderbolt 4 over USB-C to connect to Microsoft’s laptop lineup, rather than the company’s proprietary Surface connector. Windows Central reports that the device is codenamed Bergamo, and says pictures of it have leaked via this eBay listing.

While other accessory manufacturers have embraced USB-C as the single connector of choice, Microsoft still prefers to use its own Surface connector to dock its laptops with external monitors and other accessories. It’s meant that devices like the $259.99 Surface Dock 2 only work with Microsoft’s own gear, an unfortunate limitation given the cost.

Image: eBay

One of the Surface Dock 2’s USB-C ports appears to have been…

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