Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 now available for $1199 USD
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Revealed at CES 2017, the feature-heavy Latitude 7285 detachable is a fanless alternative to the existing Latitude 5285. Core specifications include:
- 12.3-inch 3:2 (2880 x 1920) touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 4, 400 nits
- Core i5-7Y54, i5-7Y57, or i7-7Y75 CPU w/ vPro
- Integrated HD Graphics 615
- Up to 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM (soldered)
- M.2 2230 NVMe SSD up to 512 GB
- 8 MP rear + 720p front cameras, IR camera w/ Windows Hello
- Optional Snapdragon X7 Mobile Broadband (Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon)
- Micro-SIM slot (optional), 2x USB Type-C w/ Thunderbolt 3
- Intel 8265 WiFi, WiGig, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS (WWAN models only)
- 34 Wh internal battery
- 274.8 x 209.2 x 7.25 mm (tablet only)
- 0.68 kg (1.36 kg w/ keyboard base)
The biggest draw of the Latitude 7285 will be its unique wireless charging mat. When the tablet is attached to its compatible detachable keyboard dock, users can simply place the 2-in-1 directly on the angled mat surface for charging without connecting any cables. The mat itself, of course, is quite large and must still be connected to an outlet. Whether or not it's any more convenient to travel with a flat rigid mat instead of the smaller 45 W USB Type-C-based AC adapter is debatable.
Based on our short time with the Latitude 7285, the device feels solid to hold with the exceptional magnesium build quality we've come to expect from the Latitude series. The unfortunate drawback is a very top-heavy product that is awkward to carry in notebook mode, but this is to be expected from a detachable. To Dell's credit, the tablet portion is still about 100 g lighter than the Surface Pro 4.
The $1199 starting price includes only the tablet as the charging mat and compatible detachable keyboard dock will cost users an extra $199 USD and $379 USD, respectively. A standard detachable keyboard dock without any of the charging features will retail for $249 USD.