The Latitude 7285 by Dell is one of the of the standout devices that we have in the mobile PC market. A market where it’s difficult to be unique. One of the cool features is that it utilizes a cordless Charging method.
The Latitude series are mainly for business users but this one comes along with a alot of many cool features. Similar to the Surface Line hybrid series from microsoft, it starts out looking like a standalone tablet, however unlike those over hybrids, it is connected to a keyboard base. When these two units are connected, what we have looks like a conventional laptop.
The Latitude 7285 differs from other detachables because there is no secondary battery in the keyboard base. However, the keyboard is key in the charging of the battery because this is where the charging base is coupled. The charging base accessory is a separately sold equipment and is similar to that that are found in mobile phones. The base is manufactured by a company known as Witricity. The wireless charging is being powered by magnetic resonance. The advantage compared to smartphones is that the WiTricity technology doesn’t require you to align the laptop any special way on the mat, and you can comfortably use the PC while it’s charging.
You simply place the tablet and base on the large, square charging pad, and the system gets power, without having to plug directly in. This is the only Dell system that supports this for now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it expand to more products later on.
This charging base only works with the Latitude 7285 for now, but Dell says future systems will also be compatible.
Some of the notable features are:
- Windows convertible
- 12.3 inch display
- Core i5/i7 (Kaby Lake) Y-series processors
- Dell Active Pen support
- Windows Hello Support
- Two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports
- Optional Wireless AD (4.7 Gbps connectivity)
- 1.5 lb tablet only / 3 lb with keyboard
- Up to 512GB NVMe SSDs
- 400 nits brightness
- 8/16 GB RAM
- 2,880 x 1920 resolution