Any laptops powered by USB? [yes, sort of]

Q. Hello,I am something of a minimalist when it comes to traveling. Therefore  I would like to standardize on one charger for my gadgets: USB charging works for everything except my laptop. Do you now of any any laptops that can be powered by USB? –R.S.

A. Hi R.S., Yes there are a few laptops that use USB for charging… however, almost all of them are of the convertible tablet/laptop type. Here is a prime example:

Lenovo IdeaPad K3 Lynx 11.6-Inch 64 GB Tablet, charged via microusb

Lenovo IdeaPad K3 Lynx 11.6-Inch 64 GB Tablet, charged via microusb PERFECT BALANCE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY Can’t decide wheter a laptop or a tablet is the right device for you? The IdeaTab® Lynx K3011 Tablet offers the best of…


Lenovo micro-usb laptop charging cable

It uses a standard micro-USB connector for charging. 🙂 Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Best regards,



  • Kahlil Inigo

    thank you for this. after reading I ended up getting one of these and I absolutely love using the same charger on both my computer (lynx) and my phone (lumia) plus they work really well together.

    • Hi Kahlil,
      Thank you for your comment and congratulations on your Lynx purchase! They are nice machines and it sounds like you are utilizing it and your phone very nicely. 🙂

      Best regards,

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