Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 Cuts the Cord for Mobile Professionals

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Dell don't need no stinkin' wires. The company's latest 2-in-1, the Latitude 7285, is the world's first convertible to support wireless charging and docking, ditching the wires for a more seamless work environment. First unveiled at CES, the $1,199.99 device is now available for purchase.

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The 7285's secret sauce lies in its Wireless Charging keyboard which has WiTricity's magnetic resonance wireless charging technology integrated into the design. When it's time to recharge the 12-inch tablet, you simply connect it to its keyboard dock and place the whole shebang on top of a charging pad. From there, you simply keep working while your computer recharges -- all without the hassle of looking for a nearby power outlet to plug into.

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However, since Dell went with WiTricity instead of the more widely-accepted Qi wireless charging standard, those of us with Samsung Galaxy S8s and Moto Z smartphones can't use the pad to quickly charge our mobile phones as well.

Unfortunately, the required charging pad and WiGig wireless dock aren't bundled with the 2-in-1 and cost a pretty penny at $199.99 and $379.99 separately. You can also buy them together for $549. Either way, it tacks a pretty hefty price onto an already expensive hybrid. For its part, the tablet is outfitted with an Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Still, that's a price that many mobile professionals might consider paying for the convenience of cutting the cord.  

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  • HeightenedReality Says:

    Interested in a full review with benchmarks. Are you planning a more in-depth article in the near future?

  • JuanSoto Says:

    Don't care about the "wireless" charging and would opt for the non-charging keyboard. Do care about the flexibility, power of the unit. A real, detachable keyboard from the looks of it. 3:2 aspect ratio. Very nice.

    Expensive but a real winner in terms of hardware. Dell finally came out with something that actually interest me. Shame I can't say the same about the surveillance Operating System it runs by default.

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