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What will happen to the USB 3.0 ports on Windows 8 tablets

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    What will happen to the USB 3.0 ports on Windows 8 tablets


    There are going to be a lot more thinner Windows 8/10 tablets be coming out in the future with the new Core M CPU.

    I am just wondering What will happen to the USB 3.0 ports on Windows 8 tablets(Core M)?

    I hope they make a smaller USB 3.0 on the tablet itself because it will be annoying having to get the keyboard dock to connect something to the USB 3.0(which is in the keyboard dock).

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    Windows 8.1


    USB 3.1 will use a new smaller connector. If we're lucky companies will start selling keyboards and mice with the new connector, but come with an adaptor for old systems.
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    Main reason I purchased Win TW801 is because it has the regular size USB 3.0. Keeps it simple that way.
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    scratch the above...

    update... FYI: ditched the above-mentioned tablet. Using the USB 3.0 on a Surface 3 instead.
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