World's first wireless charging laptop: Dell sets world record (VIDEO)
WATERTOWN, MA, USA -- WiTricity announced that Dell's Latitude 7285, the industry's first 2-in-1 to enable a workspace free of all wires to the device, incorporates the company's magnetic resonance-based wireless charging for PCs, thus setting the world record for being the World's First Wireless Charging Laptop, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Dell's Latitude 7285, the industry's first 2-in-1 to enable a wire-free workspace, incorporates WiTricity's magnetic resonance-based wireless charging. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the First clamshell laptop was set by the GRiD Compass which was designed in 1979 by William Moggridge (UK) for GRiD Systems Corporation (USA). It was introduced in 1982 with a RAM of 512K.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the First electronic digital computer, set by Professor John Atanasoff and student Clifford Berry (both USA) who created the world's first electronic digital computer – the Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC) – at Iowa State University, USA, between 1939 and 1942.
The Latitude 7285 is AirFuel-certified and will be interoperable with the emerging magnetic resonance-based wireless charging ecosystem, in which WiTricity technology is foundational.
The new Latitude 7285 enables a streamlined user experience by allowing people to ditch all cords to the device and have laptops charge seamlessly when placed on an AirFuel compatible charging surface.
When combined with a WiGig wireless dock, you have a simple and convenient workspace with no wires to the device.
"Innovative IT teams see a future with no wires, including wireless power, as a key step toward improvements in mobility and convenience," said Neil Hand, VP Product Strategy and Innovation, Dell. "WiTricity's wireless charging technology makes it possible to integrate magnetic resonance in today's thin, iconic computing products."
"The Dell Latitude 7285 not only enables a more productive working environment, but accelerates establishment of a broader magnetic resonance-powered wireless charging ecosystem for a wide range of devices," said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity.