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Dell Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops Introduced in Market

Dell Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops

Dell Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops Update: Dell announced on Tuesday (11th July 2017) its Dell Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops, which the company says is the world’s first laptop that can charge wirelessly.

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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.

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It’s an identical concept to wireless charging smartphones, where you place a smartphone onto a wireless charging mat or dock (WiGig dock ecosystem).

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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.

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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.

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Both the keyboard and the tablet of Dell Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops have distinct batteries. Basically, the keyboard of Dell Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops supports wireless charging for the tablet and there is no other way to separately charge the tablet. If you dock the tablet to the keyboard, the charging mat will first charge the tablet and then the keyboard.

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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 Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop similar to Microsoft’s Surface Pro laptops.

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Unfortunately, like the Microsoft Surface Pro, you’d have to buy even the basic, non-wireless charging keyboard separately.

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.

Technology Behind Wireless Charging

Dell Latitude 7285 WiTricity Wireless Charging Laptops using WiTricity magnetic resonance technology. What makes WiTricity different from other forms of wireless charging is that it uses magnetic resonance technology, and this can both charge devices at a distance and through materials, and also doesn’t require the device to be precisely aligned to the charging mat.

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WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology was seamlessly integrated to enable the Latitude 7000 Series Detachable to be charged wirelessly over distance and with positional flexibility while keeping the 2-in-1 notebook’s sleek design.

Kirk Schell, Senior Vice President, Commercial Client Solutions, Dell said:

“It’s our mission to drive workforce transformation by providing user experiences that increase productivity as the world becomes more dependent on mobile devices. Our vision of a no wires workspace is foundational to that mission because it enables the freedom and flexibility today’s employees demand.”

On this launching ocassion, Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity said:

“This release is a huge milestone for the wireless charging industry as Dell brings the first 2-in-1 notebook with magnetic resonance to market, which is enabled by incorporating a high-quality resonator system designed by WiTricity into the Latitude 7285 and its remote wireless charging surface.”

Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity added:

“Dell’s extensive knowledge of its customers and vision for a wireless workplace allowed us to uniquely collaborate and make convenient wireless charging a reality. The Latitude 7285 will allow users to experience freedom and efficiency in the work environment while catalyzing the wider adoption of wireless charging 2.0.”

Dell Latitude 7285 Other Features

Some other features offered by the Dell Latitude 7285 are:

1. Four Transition Modes viz Tent, Laptop, Slate and Tablet with a detachable sharp IGZO 3K screen, weighing 1.5 pounds.

2. 22WHr of power via two options for keywords. Apart from the Wireless keyboard, there’s a Hybrid Adaptor too available that’s world’s first modular power device.

3. The Dell Latitude 7285 supports an active pen with less lag that aims to deliver an experience of working on a pen and a paper.

4. Intel Core I Series processors, Windows 10 Pro, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 8GB RAM, 256GB Hard Drive.

5. Infrared Camera and Windows Hello for the password.

6. It also features a display of 2880 x 1920, making it essentially more or less 3K resolution-wise.

So a total cost of $1749 (Rs. 184,000 excluding taxes and shipping) with 50% of the cost attributed to the ‘wireless charging’ feature, would you consider buying one?

Let us know in the comments below.

Via: Business Insider, Gadgets Now, ZDNet, News18, ProPakistani




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