USB-C is the current port for USB peripherals and numerous devices. Often it is also specified as USB Type-C. A big advantage of this connector is that the cable can be plugged in on both sides. So you do not have to pay attention to the right way around.
With USB-C, however, it is not expressed how fast the respective socket is, for example, on the notebook. It must therefore continue to be considered whether they are e.g. USB 3.1 or USB 3.0 supported. Some smartphones also have USB-C jacks that only deliver the speed of USB 2.0 and are therefore less suitable for data transmission.
Other benefits of USB-C include technical compatibility with USB 3.1 and other modes. With USB Power Delivery, up to 100 watts can be transferred, making it easy to load notebooks and high-performance 2-in-1 devices through the port. Some current monitors also offer USB-C interfaces and transmit power and data at the same time.
Some systems support not only charging and data transfer but also other alternative modes such as DisplayPort. In such a case, you can also take a monitor on the USB-C connection in operation. Many manufacturers also combine the jacks with Thunderbolt 3 support, allowing them to use a variety of docking solutions.