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Greetings to everyone!
I`ve bought TravelMate P215-53 which has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 and a USB-C/Thunderbolt (USB 3.2 Gen 2 I guess) on board. Unfortunately, it isn`t written much about the latter in the laptop`s documentation, little details can be found on the internet, including Acer website. I contacted Acer support team but got an ambiguous answer which didn`t satisfy me.
What I`d like to clarify about USB-C/Thunderbolt port of my laptop is the following. My smartphone has USB-C, and the laptop has USB-C/Thunderbolt which at least looks the same as the phone`s, and there are USB-C to USB-C cables, especially this one which is also available from the official Acer store: https://satechi.net/products/usb-c-to-usb-c-gen-2-flat-cable?variant=29948515057752 It`s written on my handy`s power adapter: DC 5.0 V, 2.0 A, 10.0 W (the phone doesn`t support quick charge if it matters). And it is written in the user manual of my TravelMate`s model that its USB-C/Thunderbolt port can provide energy with up to 3 A/5 V parameters.
So my questions are:
1. If I buy a USB-C to USB-C cable from the link above and plug my smartphone to USB-C/Thunderbolt port of the laptop, will I get faster charging than that with USB-A 3.2 Gen 1? Will it be as fast as via smartphone`s charging adapter in this case?
2. If I buy a USB-C to USB-C cable from the link above and plug my smartphone to USB-C/Thunderbolt port of the laptop, will I get faster data transmission for my smartphone than that with USB-A 3.2 Gen 1?
Does anyone have real experience of pairing these gadgets the way I described it? I have Thunderbolt software preinstalled on the laptop – do I need to manage it somehow in order to establish its connection to the phone?
Acer support team told me I should figure out whether my phone is certified to work with Thunderbolt ports and if so, then everything`s fine. But my phone`s manufacturer fails to answer this question clearly saying laptop`s USB-C is practically the same USB-C that is in the smartphone regardless of Thunderbolt technology. And again I`ve found no instructions on this from Acer, although the topic seems to be acute. In a word, I don`t know what to think about the matter.
Thanks for help in advance.
[Edited the thread to add model name to the title]