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Dell Latitude Z: World’s first laptop with wireless charging stand

Updated on May 13, 2014

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.

Dell Latitude Z
Dell Latitude Z

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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      amin trasadsf 7 years ago

      XPS M1530 Price

      The XPS M1530 from Dell was priced at over $1,000 on an easy pay plan on QVC. This basically stretches the payments over 4 months to make it more affordable. However, today you can get laptops for as low as $400-$500 on special, with comparable specs and features. The technology included such as the fingerprint security didn't seem to work properly, making the price a bit steep. However, when you consider all the software that was included, you can see why it was priced how it was.

      For price I give this a 7 out of 10, since it is newer technology but shouldn't break the bank.

      XPS M1530 Dimensions

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      This is indeed a piece of good news! I travel for work constantly and dragging all those cables is such a pain. Thanks for putting this one together.

      And congratulations on your HubNuggett Wannabe Nomination!

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      Money Glitch 8 years ago from Texas

      WoW a wireless charging stand this is good news. Congrats, on being selected as a Hubnugget Wannabe... Good Luck!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Congratulations for being a Hubnugget Wannabe! To Dell Laptops and the Hubnuggets, cheers! Be sure to vote and promote!

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      CiscoPixie 8 years ago

      oh wow! I so totally want one of those! Good hub :)


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