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Wireless charging coming to Dell Latitude Z notebook?

by Parm Mann on 18 September 2009, 15:05

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James Sherwood of The Register reports:

Dell may be on the cusp of launching a high-end notebook equipped with wireless charging technology, it has been reported.

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 recognise 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 existence.

The machine will be displayed publicly 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).



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the machine will “most likely” sport ”advanced wireless capabilities, perhaps even wireless charging”.


Thats some seriously big news right there, i thought that it was still in very very early stages (ie they could light a bulb up with it). If it does come to light & becomes available within the next few years surely this is a massive step forward & likely to revolutionise a good chunk of our every day lives?

How come we haven't heard more from Hexus about it? :)
Andehh
Thats some seriously big news right there, i thought that it was still in very very early stages (ie they could light a bulb up with it). If it does come to light & becomes available within the next few years surely this is a massive step forward & likely to revolutionise a good chunk of our every day lives?

Beat me to posting that, I was also under the impression this kind of tech was a good few years away at least!
The technology has been around for MP3 players/mobile phones/PDA if you are willing to pay for it (I am assuming that it's similar to the ones where you need to place the device on a special surface). A laptop is more demanding, so it's definitely an evolutionary step forward. The question is, does it charge fast enough to be useful. Not expecting it to be quick, but it can't take 6-8 hours for a full charge either.