Lenovo and Dell Want Wireless Charging For Laptops

Wireless charging has been something of a boon for smartphones and portable electronics, and if Lenovo and Dell have anything to say about it, it should be available for laptops and tablets soon. The Alliance for Wireless Power has updated its standard to include devices that require up to 50 watts – which would catch quite a few laptops and basically every tablet on the market.

Intel expressed its own desire to eliminate all wires within the next few years, including a system that can transfer power through a thick wooden desk.

There are quite a few challenges, however, including the lack of a singular standard for all devices. Still, the idea of universal wireless chargers in airports and coffee shops is an alluring one.

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  • sc14s
    Well, i was hoping companies would be quicker to pick this up, but i guess its good that the interest is growing, eventually i would guess it would expand to everything being powered wirelessly in a household.
  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    Imagine a world inundated with multiple magnetic inductive charging fields blanketing every nook & cranny. It's not just the earth's natural magnetic field we're walking through. Either we're looking at the beginning of the Matrix, or gene mutations won't just be for the X-Men anymore!
  • gm0n3y
    I'd like to see companies start adopting desks where the entire surface is an inductive charger. Even better would be conference tables; no more running out of juice during a meeting or presentation.