Dell to unveil world's first wirelessly charged 2-in-1 notebook
12 July 2017
Dell will today unveil the world's first wirelessly charged 2-in-1 notebook that used WiTricity's magnetic resonance technology.
What made WiTricity different from other forms of wireless charging was the fact that it used magnetic resonance technology, which could both charge devices at a distance and through materials. It also did not require the device to be precisely aligned to the charging mat.
The ew notebook, dubbed Latitude 7285, could also dynamically connect to a WiGig dock ecosystem, such as what Lenovo was offering, for a true wireless workplace experience.
"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," Zdnet quoted Kirk Schell, senior vice president, Commercial Client Solutions, Dell. "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."
"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," said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity.
According to Dell, the Latitude 7285 12-inch was available for sale at a starting price of $1,199.99. The Wireless Charging Keyboard and Wireless Charging Mat will cost $549.99. If the two are bought together, users save $29.99.
The 12-inch 2-in-1's $1,199.99 option came with a Intel Core i5-7Y54 with 128GB SSD and 8GB of memory.
A 13-inch convertible version of the Dell Latitude 7000 would be available in August, and pricing for the device will be announced soon.