World’s First Wire­less­ly Charg­ing Lap­top is Here and it’s Expensive


First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, Dell is putting up its 2-in-1 12-inch Latitude 7285 laptop with wireless charging capabilities on sale starting at $1,199.

Although the laptop starts at $1,199, you won’t be able to make use of its wireless charging capabilities unless you buy the detachable keyboard which doubles up as a wireless charging base for the tablet.

The wireless charging keyboard and mat will set you back by another $550, making the whole deal worth $1750.

While the price tag accompanying Dell’s wireless machine might seem exorbitant, the integration of Wireless charging tech is to blame.

“Commercial PCs are seeing a real renaissance in design, with form-factors like the 2-in-1 that we could only dream about just a few years ago now becoming reality. Dell’s innovations in the 2-in-1 category, ranging from detachable to 360-degree hinge, are rooted in productivity while providing the flexibility and beautiful design that today’s workforce desires,” said Bob O’Donnell, President and Chief Analyst at TECHnalysis Research.

The laptop uses WiTricity’s magnetic resonance wireless technology, helping in transforming any workplace into a wireless, clutter-free zone.

The lowest available variant of the laptop is powered by Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor, with 8GB RAM and 128GB of SSD storage and runs on Windows 10 Home — all other variants come with Windows 10 Pro.

Dell’s Latitude 7285 also comes in three other variants, two of which share the same processor as the lowest one but get an upgrade on the memory and storage.

While one of them packs 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, the other one gets 16GB RAM and 256GB storage and are being sold at a price of $1,789 and $1,909, respectively.

The highest-priced variant at $1,989 is powered by Intel Core i7-7Y75 processor and gets 8GB RAM and 256GB of solid state storage.

Other than these specifications, as always, customers are free to customise their laptop as per their requirements. The thing to note is that you’ll have to purchase the wireless capabilities for the laptop separately at a combined price of $550.

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