Wireless charging coming to Latitude?
High-end Dell laptop rumoured
Dell may be on the cusp of launching a high-end laptop equipped with wireless charging technology, it has been reported.
Dell's Latitude Z may launch with a wireless charging feature
Credit: Notebook Review
Images of the Latitude Z first broke cover back in June. However, business publication Forbes has since discovered that the machine will “most likely” sport “advanced wireless capabilities, perhaps even wireless charging”.
The report also rumoured that the 16in machine will feature an Intel processor and sleek grey casing – details which correspond with the Latitude Z images leaked online earlier this year.
“Design is important, and we recognize that, and that even more important than design is functionality, and this is a good packaging of the two”, Stephen Schuckenbrock - President of Dell's large enterprises division - told Forbes, presumably in response to a plea for information about the Latitude Z’s existance.
The machine will be displayed publically within a few weeks, the report added, and positioned as the ideal laptop for business executives, lawyers and the like.
Dell will reportedly price the Latitude Z at “a great deal more” than $1100 (£672/€749). ®
I don't want this. All you'll achieve, other that a toasted groin, is a slightly lower efficiency; precisely at a point in history where the efficiency of devices is increasing in importance.
@ Sarev: You can rest assured that if it's always the power sockets that fail first usually, then in this it'll be the coil in the charge plate, or the plug connecting the charge plate, or something equally simple that'll go wrong. All you'll do is move the point of failure to somewhere you're not expecting.
I think BANG Goes The Theory should show kids how to build their own tesla charger.
To all the muppets saying this is pointless...
The thing that always, _always_ breaks on Dell laptops which is a real, utter PITA to fix and usually leads to buying a new one is the connector on the mobo for the power supply. If I bought a laptop with wireless charging, I'd probably not need to buy another one for four or five years - especially as I wouldn't be putting Windows on it (you can always replace the RAM, HD and battery, after all).
For that reason alone, I postulate that Dell won't put wireless charging in this laptop.
I'm pretty sure that this is merely induction charging, meaning you have to place the laptop onto a special surface/mat. This would be *slightly* more convenient than plugging in a cable, but only just so.
most likely, perhaps?
I smell bullshit.