Dell’s wirelessly charging Latitude 7285 laptop is now available in Canada starting at $1,449

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  • Brad Fortin

    Magnetic charging. This uses magnetic charging. “Wireless” implies the ability to move the device without worrying about wires, like with WiFi and Bluetooth.

    • Zac Monchamp

      That’s all ‘wireless’ or more accurately connectorless charging systems in devices. They rely on a coil that takes electrical charge and creates a magnetic field, that causes an electric charge to be generated by the receiver coil, thus the pad and device setup. Most are very range restricted of a maximum of 1 to 2 cm max. My S7 Edge has a really noticeable difference just by moving the center point on it’s coil a few mm from the center point of the coil on the charger.

      The downside is that they tend to run warm and can’t push as much power as a cable. Take for example the S7e wireless is 5W, basic fast charger is 10W, or the Samsung ‘Fast’ charger is 18W. I believe Samsung also limits the SD versions to 18W but ‘Quick Charge 3’ can push 25W if the phone has the hardware to handle the 12V input and not just 5V and 9V like Exyonos versions.

  • Yassmin Abdeel-Maggot

    I likes the way the hinge raises the keypad; surprised it hasn’t been done before.