Published On: Tue, Jan 10th, 2017

Dell Cuts The Power Cord On Its Wireless Charging 2-in-1 Latitude 7285 Laptop

At Consumer Electronics Show CES 2017, the Dell announced the world’s first wireless charging laptop –the Dell Latitude 7285 laptop on Thursday.


Unlike the wireless charging system such as the QI standard that are trying to get a foothold in the smartphone market, Dell’s newest device uses the WiTricity magnetic-resonance system instead.

The Latitude 7285 two-in-one is a hybrid laptop, and one of the optional extras for the device is a wireless-charging keyboard base, which can be used to recharge the device using Dell’s new desktop wireless charging pad. The wireless charging capabilities are provided by the company WiTricity, which is AireFuel certified, so if you have QI-enabled devices, they likely won’t work on this pad.

The wireless charging keyboard is actually one of three options. With a slim travel keyboard and a productivity keyboard that features a power pack with fours hours of battery life –on top of the 6 hours the laptop offers –and feature keys with a more desktop-like feel.

“WiTricity’s wireless charging technology makes it possible to integrate magnetic resonance in today’s thin, iconic computing products,” said Neil Hand, Dell’s VP Product Strategy and Innovation. “We are committed to driving innovation that brings revolutionary gains in productivity.”

“This collaboration between Dell and WiTricity is making the wireless workplace a reality customers around the globe,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity.

The other features of a laptop included a 12 inch display with an impressive 2,880 × 1,920 pixel resolution. The laptop has powered by latest generation Intel Core i7 chipset, and is loaded with Windows 10. It comes with up to 512 GB of SSD storage and also has a MicroSD slot for storage expansion and two USB Type C/ Thunderbolt ports. The tablet alone will weigh 1.4 Ib (675 g) and with the standard wireless charging keyboard attached, it will clock in at 2.3 Ib (1043 g).

Dell Latitude 7285 Specs

  • 12 inch display
  • 2,880 × 1,920 pixel resolution
  • Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 512 GB of SSD storage
  • MicroSD slot for storage expansion
  • Two USB Type C/ Thunderbolt ports

The company hasn’t announced any pricing details for the 2-in-1 laptop or the wireless charging mat, but the company said the laptop will be available in May.