The famous laptop manufacturer has done it once again by bringing us the world’s first wireless charging laptop. Yeah! You got it right. Dell is going to launch the Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 laptop which will integrate the firm’s WiGig wireless clock system.
Confirmed reports from Dell state that the new Latitude 7285 2-in-1 Laptop with wireless charging pad would be released courtesy of a combined efforts with WiTricity. You should expect to begin laying hands on the first wireless charging laptop from June 2017. WiTicity role in the new innovation is to include in the wireless receiving coil its magnetic resonance technology.
The future of technology is focused on going wireless. We can easily learn from Apple’s recent decision to scrap off the 3.5mm port in the iPhone 7. More smartphones have also been invented with the ability to charge wirelessly. But never again has the technology been tried in laptops.
Dell’s vice President of Product Strategy and Innovation said that their focus is to design a device that will not only be flexible but also ease to use as it gears towards wireless power.
Dell will also sell a WiTricity charging pad for the Latitude 7285, which will be completely battery-operated.
An innovative company
Dell’s intentions, unlike most of its competitors, are to develop technology from scratch. Of course the company has always outsourced for the support of other tech leaders like it’s doing with WiTricity in the latest innovation from the firm. The two are making the workplace reality for customers around the globe.
The new laptop will not only take us miles into the future but also lay the framework for wider magnetic resonance powered wireless charging system in a broader range of products.
Specifications of the new wireless charging laptop
The first display of the 2-in-1 laptop took place at CES 2017 on 6th January. It operates on Intel’s new Kaby Lake processors and has a sharp IGZO display with up to 3K resolution.
Like popular hybrids such as the Surface line, this starts as a standalone tablet. But while the Surface, and some other Dell hybrids, have slim clip-on keyboard covers, this model connects to a more traditional keyboard dock. That means when the two parts are together, it looks and feels a lot more like a regular clamshell laptop.
It had been expected that Dell would make an announcement of its progress in wireless charging technology in 2016 but called off the plans. It is apparent that the company did not give up but only wanted to smooth it before release into the market. With a prediction that the wireless charging technology will make $8.5 billion profits by 2018, Dell might have found the right motivation.
How the technology works
You simply place the tablet and base on the large, square charging pad, and the system gets power, without having to plug directly in. As of the moment, this is the only Dell system with the technology. However, it would be no surprise for more Dell products to come onboard.