The computing device industry seems to be moving towards two accessory connectors: USB-C and the Lightning port preferred by Apple. There is an advantage with the USB-C port in the sense that is very dynamic; it can handle both data and power, which means that it will likely replace the DC jack found in most laptops, netbooks, tablets, and older smartphones.
Laptops of the Future
Laptops and notepads are not usually expected to last as long as their desktop counterparts, but this is mostly a matter of upgrades. Tower desktops are meant to be completely upgraded while laptops can only handle a few upgrades. Not many laptop owners consider upgrades because they tend to be swayed by new, sleek models every couple of years; users who hold on to their laptops know that they will likely be in need of repairs as the years go by.
USB-C as Charging Ports
Ideally, new laptops that feature USB-C ports as a power option will run separate root hub controllers, similar to how DC jacks are connected to the motherboard. One issue affecting the sole root hub in a laptop would cause the USB-C port used for power to malfunction.