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Dear ZZ

Is Even number of USB connectors in Desktops(4) and Laptops(2) set as standards?.

Had it been Odd number of USB connectors in Desktops(5) and Laptops (3), Will it be bad design?.

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Prashant

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The number of USB ports on either a pc or laptop is merely a matter of the product designers deciding.  They can have any number of ports there is space for on the front or back panel of the computer.

The buyer/user is the one who must decide how many USB connections intended to use.  Some users require several and some users use only for simple connections such as mouse or keyboard or printer; some use many more sophisticated connections.

So, product designers can decide on how many connectors they wish to employ on their product.  There is no restriction on odd or even number of ports.  

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Electronics questions about AC, DC and digital theory.

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Graduate electrical engineer with over 40 years in electronic design, manufacturing, project organization and patent review. Experience in fields of industrial and consumer electronics (audio, video, acoustics, etc.)

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