Dell’s new Latitude Z brings new light to the laptop market, with wireless charging, allowing users to cut the cord. The tiny form factor comes in at 16″ across and 14 millimeters at the most narrow point, weighing 4.5lbs, being the world’s thinnest and lightest laptop, also including instant-on technology.
The completely wireless laptop comes with a inductive pad built into the bottom of it, which allows for a full charge when placed on the wireless charging stand, giving a full charge in about the same amount of time as wired.
The Dell Latitude Z also comes with sliding touch controls on the right side, bringing up customized controls for volume adjustment, screen brightness or even quick access to specific applications. The sliding touch can also be used to scroll up and down in a browser window or applications such as Word and Excel are in use.
The Latitude Z comes equipped with Instant-on technology, which uses a separate smaller motherboard and ARM processor, through a non-Windows interface, providing users with access to Email, contacts, calendars and a Firefox-based web browser. The smaller ARM processor does not have access to the ports on the main motherboard.
Instant-on capability gets up to two days of battery life usage from a single full charge, but only a four hour usage using Windows on the Core 2 Duo processor.
The Latitude Z comes with either 1.4 GHz SU9400 Core 2 Duo with 2GB DDR3 integrated memory or 1.6 GHz SU9600 Core 2 Duo with 4GB DDR3 integrated memory. The laptop also comes with a variety of other customizable choices including one or two solid state drives in 64GB, 128GB or 256GB encrypted.