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Dell Adds Wireless Charging to a Latitude Laptop

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Is your business ready to go wire-free? Dell and Witricity certainly hope so. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the two companies have teamed up to release the world's first 2-in-1 laptop with integrated wireless charging. 

Witricity's charging pad is run on a magnetic resonance system, which means it can work at a distance. Magnetic resonance make connections through a shared material, such as a desk or kitchen counter, without it being unsafe to touch. Dell hinted it would be developing something using wireless resonance charging at Computex in Taipei more than six months ago. 

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"This collaboration between Dell and WiTricity is making the wireless workplace a reality for customers around the globe," said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. "The Dell Latitude 7285 not only enables a more productive working environment, but accelerates establishment of a broader magnetic resonance-powered wireless charging ecosystem for a wide range of devices."

Smartphones that boast wireless charging mostly use the QI standard, which requires you to carefully place the phone directly on the pad. The QI standard may also have trouble charging a larger, laptop-sized battery. 

"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."