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Dell Latitude Z: Wireless Charging

10TaTioN

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Someone at Dell must have tripped over some wires and after cleaning up the bloody gash came up with the $2,000 anti-cord Latitude Z: It has wireless charging and wirelessly connects to displays too.

Like we had heard, Dell made the Latitude Z for the suit wearing, briefcase toting, conference room type. Being .57 inches thin and weighing 4.5 pounds may make it the lightest and thinnest 16-inch notebook ever, but it's still a full-sized machine. The design itself is a lot nicer than the typical business notebook, though. The soft-touch lid feels nice and the back of the magnesium alloy chassis has angled chrome plated hinges.

Similar to the Palm Pre but on a much bigger scale, the Z has power coils built in to the base of the notebook and so it charges wirelessly, through a magnetic inductive stand that's an extra $200. Supposedly, it takes the same amount of time to recharge as a normal notebook power cord.
Homepage: Dell Latitude
Source: Gizmodo
 
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Wait, so the laptop charges through the magnetic base, without wires, but im assuming that the base has to be fed power from the mains?

If thats the case, whats the point of this?
 

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Wait, so the laptop charges through the magnetic base, without wires, but im assuming that the base has to be fed power from the mains?

If thats the case, whats the point of this?
Haha, thats exactly what i tough. if it's wireless for what the hell is the magnetic base? but funnier is that we need to carry it anyways if we want it to charge.

$2,000 :nutkick: