Dell’s latest laptop is the world’s first that can charge wirelessly – Business Insider

Dell announced on Tuesday its Latitude 7285 laptop,
which the company says is the world’s first laptop that can
charge wirelessly.

To work, you’d need the Latitude 7825’s wireless charging
keyboard, as well as the wireless charging mat, which are both
sold separately in a combo for $550 on top of the Latitude 7825’s
base $1,200 price latitude wireless chargingDell

It’s an identical concept to wireless charging smartphones,
where you place a smartphone onto a wireless charging mat or
dock. With that in mind, the benefits of a wirelessly charging
laptops aren’t hugely significant, and it’s more of a convenience
at this stage. You still need to charge the laptop wherever the
wireless charging mat is located.

Wireless charging also means you don’t need to fumble
around for a charging cable, and you can keep the charging cable
out of sight. The wireless charging mat, however, would still
need to be connected via cable to a power outlet. 

Dell says that the wireless charging mat isn’t designed to
be used on a metal surface, as the wireless charging technology
it uses involves magnetism. If you want to use the wireless
charging mat on a metal surface, you’d have to place it two
inches up on a non-metallic stand. 

Apart from its wireless charging feature, Dell’s new
Latitude 7285 is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop similar to
Microsoft’s Surface Pro laptops. 

dell latitude wireless charging laptopDell

Unfortunately, like the Microsoft Surface Pro, you’d have
to buy even the basic, non-wireless charging keyboard separately
for $250. It comes with a 12-inch display, a Core i5 processor,
8GB of RAM, and 12GB of fast SSD storage.

Dell’s wirelessly charging Latitude 7825 isn’t quite the
wireless future we’re waiting for, but it’s certainly a step in
that direction.


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