Dell Cuts Charging Wires for the First Time in a Laptop with Latitude 7285

July 13, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We have seen manufacturers piling up wireless charging technologies for flagship smartphones. But quite surprisingly, none of them have ever bothered to carry forward the technology to laptops. Technical blockades might have played the hampering role for that, but Dell appears to have hoped past all of those now.

The company has just debuted the new Dell Latitude 7285 with wireless charging feature on stores, making it the world’s first laptop to achieve the feat. The 2-in-1 laptop was officially revealed during CES this year, but details about the device until now have been scarce.

The detachable laptop with its 12-inch display will feature WiTricity’s magnetic resonance charging technology integrated onboard. An additional keyboard dock will double up as the wireless charging dock for the laptop when it’s time to give some juice to the device.

The wireless charging feature is not a cheap deal however. The device is available at a price of $1200, which is quite a price-tag for a 12-inch 2-in-1 device. This is sparing the cost of the Wireless Charging Keyboard and Wireless Charging Mat, which will cost an additional $550. Dell is offering a discount of $30 if purchasing it combined with the laptop.

As with the specs, the Latitude 7285 is run by an Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor, and will feature an SSD storage of 128GB paired with 8GB of RAM. Dell will follow-up the launch of its 2-in-1 convertible with a bigger member in the family, the Dell Latitude 7000, which will feature a 12-inch display. Pricing of the device will be announced before the sale, which is expected to kick-off by August this year.

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