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    News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    New high-end business laptop features some fun new technology for the exec who has everything.
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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Document scanner built into the screen?

    Its tiny, like 20mm thick isn't it?

    How did they manage that!
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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    That's a bit of a cheat - the "document scanner" is the 2MP webcam:

    There is also a utility to scan business cards into Outlook using the camera, with built-in OCR. Lastly, the webcam is a document scanner that can convert paper documents into digital PDFs by holding them in front of the camera.

    Nice to see als well as wireless charging, also available is a wireless dock - complete with wireless monitor attachment !
    All from the loop inside the laptop, no extra dongles reuqired

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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Wireless charging? Are we going to see more hand wringing as we did with mobile phone "radiation"?

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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Wireless charging is a fantasic idea, the uses for it and the technology involved will change the way we use every battery powered item.

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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Quote Originally Posted by maranello View Post
    Wireless charging is a fantasic idea, the uses for it and the technology involved will change the way we use every battery powered item.
    Make that just about every electrical item in our home and work life..... It would be fantastic to be able to use all sorts of items without ever having to worry about plugging them in!

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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Thats incredible....an Apple priced laptop from Dell that smacks of high end kits & new technology! I cant wait to see wireless charging take off in the near future!

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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Downside must be that's it's pretty wasteful - induction (if that's what it uses) is pretty inefficient isn't it?
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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Downside must be that's it's pretty wasteful - induction (if that's what it uses) is pretty inefficient isn't it?
    No less efficient than a bad PSU they claim (70%)

    Remember a PSU is basically 2 small coils, this is just separating 2 large coils a bit further
    - and that stand is quite large, the laptop is sitting on it, so the 2 coils are virtually together.

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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    No less efficient than a bad PSU they claim (70%)

    Remember a PSU is basically 2 small coils, this is just separating 2 large coils a bit further
    - and that stand is quite large, the laptop is sitting on it, so the 2 coils are virtually together.
    Still, that's post-psu - assuming there's the usual powerbrick for AC->DC in there too - so that's 80% best case from the wall, and thenafter 70% for induction. I'm not sold on the idea really - you still need to be in close proximity to the socket, and the range as you say is basically zero.
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    Re: News - Dell launches first laptop with wireless charging

    I puzzled over the stand design for a moment - why would you want to raise it off the floor like that. Then I realised.. heat..

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