In January, Dell has announced its Latitude 7285, a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop with wireless charging features. The device is now available on Dell’s official site and the price starts from $1,199. However, the sad part is, buying the device isn’t enough if you need that “wireless charging” feature. Well, you have to buy some accessories, which cost an additional $550.
Now, the accessories are a detachable keyboard and a charging mat. So, to charge the device without wires, you need to attach the tablet to the keyboard and place them on the charging mat. Well, that’s it. The device will start charging. Actually, the feature relies on a magnetic resonance tech, which helps the device to charge wirelessly once the keyboard and charging mat comes in contact. Now, here the fact is, the laptop doesn’t actually charge wirelessly, as it needs some accessories to support the feature, otherwise it remains a normal laptop, which requires a wire connection to be charged.
Apart from the accessories, Dell has mentioned that the charging mat won’t work on metal surfaces, so either you have to keep the charging mat on some non-metallic surface or the height difference between the metallic surface and the charging mat should be at least 50mm.
Now, talking about the other specifications, the entry-level Dell Latitude 7285, comes up with the Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor with 128GB of SSD and 8GB of RAM. And if you want high specs, you can obviously go for the variant which costs $1,989 (without wireless charging accessories obviously) as it features Intel Core i7-7Y75 processor with 256GB of SSD and 8GB of RAM.