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Dell Latitude Z: World’s first laptop with wireless charging stand
Dell just recently released the world’s thinnest, lightest 16”, and wireless charging capable laptop on the market. It’s about time Dell breaks the trend and resurrect its reputation by making cutting-edge technology laptop computers.
This baby is equipped with Intel Core 2 Duo (1.4GHz and 1.6GHz options) and powered by Genuine Windows Vista SP1 (32-Bit). The height is only 0.57-0.79”/14.5-20.1mm which makes it the thinnest laptop to surface online. It weighs around 4.5lbs/2.0kg which makes it the lightest for a 16” laptop. Advanced wireless capabilities allow users to connect using Intel WiFi/WiMax, Dell Wireless Mobile Broadband Minicard, or Dell Wireless Bluetooth device. It is indeed a powerful machine that suites well for business and conference meetings.
Dell must have received several complains from customer who tripped over the cables so they decided to cut the cord, literally. First for laptops, Latitude Z has built in power coils to its base so it charges wirelessly through inductive charging stand. Wireless charging technology has been around for quite a while but it is initially used on light devices with low power requirements like cell phone, MP3 players, or digital cameras.
So how does wireless charging work? It is similar to an electric toothbrush which utilizes inductive coupling to create magnetic field. Each piece contains coils that serve as transmitter and receiver. The current from the wall outlet will flow through a coil and create magnetic field. The magnetic field then induces a current in the coil of the toothbrush to recharge the battery. This technology has so much potential and will surely evolve fast in the years ahead.
But that is not the only amazing feature of Latitude Z from Dell. The wireless dock also allows you to hook up all peripherals like printers, displays, and mouse to it instead of connecting them to the laptop itself. Imagine the freedom and flexibility that it can give you. The advanced wireless capability of Latitude Z allows the wireless dock to communicate with the laptop without the need for additional devices attached to it.
Dell Latitude Z also has an added feature that is not found on average laptops. Latitude ON allows Latitude Z to connect to email or web browser even before you turn it on. It’s like running on “Idle” mode but without exhausting the battery. It’s because the Latitude Z has a separate processor that makes a pre-boot environment possible. The Latitude ON system boots almost instantly and view emails or access the internet. Great feature for people who are always running late on business presentations.
The Dell Latitude Z comes in three different packages, the basic, productivity, and business package. But you guessed it right… great convenience comes with a price. But hey it’s absolutely cool!
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