Intel pushes for truly wireless laptops

August 22, 2014 | 11:06

Tags: #displayport #laptop #ultrabook #usb-30 #wireless #wireless-charging #wireless-display

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Intel has pledged to push its concept of wireless computing, promising devices with docking stations capable of wire-free charging and high-definition media streaming in the very near future.

Part of the company's vision for future computing unveiled at the Computex event earlier this year, Intel's David Angell has offered a few more details as to how Intel sees mobile technology evolving and what it has in the pipeline to make that vision a reality. 'Evolving wireless technology may soon provide users a truly wire-free computing experience,' he wrote in a blog post on the subject. 'With advances in wireless charging and data transfer capabilities, you’ll soon be able to remove all the clutter of wires for power, display connectors, and other device peripherals.

'How many minutes do you waste each day trying to find the right display adapter? You shouldn’t have to be an A/V tech to give a boardroom presentation. By developing smart wireless docks featuring USB 3.0 speeds and high-definition video capabilities, Intel is paving the way for proximity-based peripheral syncing that will make these kinds of inconveniences a thing of the past,' claimed Angell. 'For example, when you walk in the office with your laptop, it will automatically link with your wireless-enabled monitor or projector to deliver an HD streaming experience without the hassle of plugging into your HDMI or DisplayPort.

'Eliminating cords for peripherals and monitors is a great step toward a truly wireless experience, but Intel wants to take it a step further. We’re developing hardware that enables laptops and other devices to charge wirelessly through magnetic resonance. This new way of powering devices will free you from cumbersome charging bricks, and enable you to charge multiple devices simultaneously.'

Sadly, while Angell has been vocal about the benefits of going wireless, neither he nor his company has offered a date for when the first laptops with fully wire-free designs will be hitting the market.
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