Dell debuts the Latitude 7285, a 2-in-1 tablet with wireless charging

Dell's latest 2-in-1 tablet, the Latitude 7285, certainly exudes all the flair you'd expect from a business-centric hybrid, but it has quite the secret up its sleeve: wireless charging. Curiously, it's not the Latitude 7285's itself that carries the claim to fame, rather all of the wireless charging mojo taking place through the 2-in-1's detachable keyboard using WiTricity's wireless charging tech.

As for the tablet itself, the Latitude 7285 carries a 12-inch 2880x1920 IGZO display, along with 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake chips and either 8GB or 16GB of RAM inside. Storage comes in at up to 512GB with a microSD card slot allowing more, and the tablet is even Windows Hello-enabled thanks to its IR camera.

Dell says the 2-in-1 can fetch up to 6 hours of battery life in tablet mode, or up to 9 hours when attached to its keyboard base. Speaking of keyboard bases, there will be 2 types available, with one meant for extra portability and the other providing more key travel. When you're out of juice, you'll be able to attach the Latitude 7285 to its keyboard and set it on an optional wireless dock to start charging sans wires.

Availability for this one will start on May 30, and Dell says it will announce pricing at Dell EMC World that same month.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • As a wireless charging fan, NICE!
  • As someone who hates charger ports on the left side of laptops, NICE!
  • I'd hate having charging port on the left side on my laptop
  • Finally!
  • So it begins. Soon we'll start to see desks that charge all your devices. Set your phone and computer on the desk and it just starts charging.
  • I like this idea... make it happen!
  • Apple patented one already :) They are kind of late, because, I think, IKEA been selling those for a quite long time ago
  • I know some will think gimmick, but this will save people a lot of damged ports.
  • I for one. That seems to be my a Achilles heel.. If anything is damaged on my laptop, phone, tablet, its the charging port.
  • Same. Especially phones. Only charging port and screen cracked deaths.
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  • Any info on it having an active digitizer?
  • "Availability for this one will start on May 30"   May?