Wireless charging on smartphones is still a struggling feature which even the biggest flagships lack today. And wireless charging on Laptop is something we’ve less thought of. Showcased back in CES this year, the Dell Latitude 7285 is the first laptop to come with the wireless charging feature.
Dell Latitude 7285 is nothing intriguing when it comes to the design aspect as there’s no bezel-less display or fancy material used for the built. From the usability point, it is a 2 in 1 laptop and with wireless charging, this can be a truly portable laptop. But the laptop doesn’t come with wireless charging as standard. It needs a separate keyboard that supports wireless charging and a wireless charging mat which as a bundle costs $550 dollars extra for an already expensive laptop that costs $1200. So that’s $1750 in total for the wireless laptop of your dreams. Breaking it down, that’s $380 for the keyboard and $200 for the charging pad that delivers 30W power.
The technology here still seems unripe as you cannot use the wireless charging on top of a metal surface, you’ll have to place the charging mat 2 inches high from the surface using a non-metallic stand as a caution.
Apart from Wireless Charging, the laptop comes with 12.3 inches(2880×1920) touch-enabled display. It is powered by Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. You also have 720p Windows Hello Ready Camera which will unlock the PC using your face. For peripherals, it comes with microSD card slot, two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and a headphone jack.
Dell 7825 is definitely not the wireless future we’re hoping for but it’s the first step in the right direction. We can look forward to other laptops in the future which will be improving the wireless charging technology.