A World Without Wires

Dell PM30W17 wireless charging mat, codename Nikola, shown with Dell Latitude 12 7000 Series (Model 7285, Aspen) 2-in-1- touch notebook computer.

The PC is unstoppable

The computer has experienced a great deal of transition since its inception in the late 1940s. Think back to the original large-scale computer – a huge machine that took up a full floor and needed up to 20 people to operate and maintain. Flash forward to the late 1970s to the birth of the personal computer, which enabled people to utilize computing power at their own desks. From there, desktop PCs evolved to smaller and less cumbersome machines with higher performance, allowing computing to take place faster and professionals to perform more efficiently. These machines then transformed further to the laptop – enabling employees to take work on the road. Power, security and design became top of mind for the industry and PCs continued to advance, evolving as thinner and lighter, integrating ergonomic keyboards for extreme comfort, adding smaller chipsets, and expanding to sleek and versatile form factors with recyclable materials. The evolution of the PC continues at break neck speed. We now see beautiful, nearly bezel-free displays with touch screens, high resolution screens and a variety of device forms including 2-in-1s to fit the different work lifestyles of today’s fast-paced world. We’re excited!

It’s time for a change

However, there is one constant in each evolution of the PC that has not changed: the power cord. The annoying, tangle-prone, unnecessarily heavy and messy looking tail of every machine out there. Keeping in mind all of the advancements taking place within the computing world – lightweight form factors, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and beyond – plugging our device into a power source continues to be an annoyance. With today’s professionals constantly on the go – eliminating the power cord is the obvious next step to simplify the work experience and fully evolve the PC.

Paving the way with the first wireless charging 2-in-1

That’s why we’ve addressed this issue and announced the addition of the world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1, the Dell Latitude 7285. This thin, flexible device integrates WiTricity’s magnetic resonance wireless charging technology to deliver power via a wireless charging mat and WiGig wireless dock. Gone are the days of tangling your power cord with your multiple docks, devices and monitors, or trying to cover up the mess of twisting wires. Users can quickly pop in and out of their workspace for an easy charge experience. Not to mention, as the world’s thinnest and lightest Windows-based 2-in-1, professionals are inclined to simply grab the device and go. Taking on this new technology doesn’t mean we’ve compromised in other areas for the Latitude 7285 2-in-1. It is a powerful, secure solution that boasts:

  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors
  • Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 615
  • SSD M.2 2230 PCIe/NVMe Class 35: up to 512GB
  • 3” 3:2 (2880 x 1920) Touch with Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4, Anti-reflective and Anti-Smudge, 400 nits
  • ControlVault (isolated credential authentication) with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification
  • TPM 2.0 (FIPS 140-2 Level 2)
  • Dell Client Command Suite management tools

What’s next?

Creating a wire-free workspace is the natural progression in the evolution of the modern worker, and as a leader in business computing, we felt the need to take this head-on. There’s no stopping here either, why not move towards the goal of a world without wires? We’re ready for it. Where else do you want to see your next “wire-free” experience? We’re listening.


The Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 will be available on Dell.com in North America starting at $1,199.99 (Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54, 128GB SSD, 8GB memory). Accessory options include:

  • Dell Latitude 7285 Productivity Keyboard (without wireless charging) $249.99
  • Dell Latitude 7285 Wireless Charging Keyboard $379.99
  • Dell Latitude 7285 Wireless Charging Mat $199.99
  • Dell Latitude 7285 Wireless Charging Keyboard and Wireless Charging Mat $549.99

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