It’s almost the end of 2018, but I’m finally able to say that almost all of my day-to-day devices have been replaced with a USB-C option, or can be replaced in the near future.
I bought a fully specced out Dell XPS 13, and it’s the first laptop I’ve ever had that charges over USB-C. Cool and all, but I quickly realized that only the 27W charger it came with actually charges it; other USB-C chargers simply don’t work because they’re not powerful enough.
I’m not quite sure USB-C is there, yet.
I have been burnt twice now by USB-C ports that don’t charge the laptop, or aren’t Thunderbolt 3, so I can’t use a dual-4K-monitor USB-C dock. It’s also unreasonably difficult to figure out if a device’s USB-C port is the most modern type of USB-C. So, I still think the technology has a little ways to go; also, I mourn having a headphone jack on my phone, and despise having to choose between charging or using a dongle. I can only imagine the hell Macbook users are stuck with. Personally, I think a laptop should have four or five USB-C ports if you are expected to use USB-C for everything.
Ironically I found the MacBook pro charger to be the most compatible high powered one, even for dell or other devices.
The ability to “dock” (for keyboard-mouse-monitor combo) + power over a simple port is very useful, and works across devices. However such a dock easily runs $150-$200 including the price of the charger.