Dell Latitude 7285 Now Shipping As World’s First Wireless Charging Convertible

Dell made an impression at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year with its Latitude 7285, a system it billed as the world's first wireless charging 2-in-1 business convertible. It is arguably the most interesting Latitude laptop to date, and now a little more than six months later, you can order one direct from Dell starting a $1,199, or just under $2,000 if opting for the highest end configuration.

We will get to the hardware specs in a moment, but first let us talk about the wireless charging technology that is at play here. The Latitude 7285 uses wireless charging technology from WiTricity and comes by way of an optional Wireless Charging Keyboard. When combined with the Wireless Charging Mat, owners of the laptop need not mess with power adapter or USB-C cable. They can just plop the convertible down on the charging pad to juice up the battery.

Dell Latitude 7285

"Grab the Latitude 7285 2-in-1 and immediately walk away from your desk without disengaging any wires or a physical dock," Dell says. "Return to your desk, set the Latitude 2-in-1 on the power mat, and your PC will begin charging immediately."

Beyond the wireless charging functionality sits a pretty capable 2-in-1 featuring a 12.3-inch Sharp IGZO display with a 2880x1920 resolution (3:2 aspect ratio) and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The same display is used on all configurations, including the least expensive setup.

The $1,199 model also sports an Intel Core i5-7Y54 dual-core processor based on Intel's Kaby Lake architecture, 8GB of system memory, and a fast M.2 form factor 128GB NVMe solid state drive that shuttles data through the PCI-Express bus. Other features include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports, a memory card reader, Noble Wedge Lock slot, and Windows 10 Home.

Intel Core i5-7Y57 and Core i7-7Y75 processor options are also available, along with twice the amount of RAM (16GB) and twice the storage capacity (256GB). And finally, users have the options of upgrading to Windows 10 Pro.