PC and device maker Dell isn’t letting other display creators enjoy the fruits of wireless display technology. At CES 2016 the longtime maker of Windows PCs and more revealed an advanced display that can connect to both PCs and smartphones without a single cable. What’s more, the Dell 23 Wireless Display actually charges smartphones equipped with the right wireless charging technologies.
Dell revealed the new Dell 23 Wireless Display this morning at an event during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The monitor is part of a sweeping new array of accessories for the notebooks, desktops and tablets that Dell makes running Windows 10 and other operating systems. The company has been on something of an accessory tear lately, backing up its impressive line of machines with docks, displays and adapters that users needed to turn to third-party companies for in the past.
The $429.99 Dell 23 Wireless Monitor has a 23-inch high-definition display, speakers, HDMI and two USB 2.0 ports. It’s able to communicate to notebooks, desktops, smartphones and tablets that support Miracast display technology. That’s the same technology that’s built into Android smartphones and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. At Dell’s event there was an Android smartphone rendered on top of the Windows Desktop, which is pretty impressive. It seems most PC makers are trying to find new ways to empower smartphone owners without taking their attention away from their productivity machine.
It’s the base of the Dell 23 Wireless Display that lets users charge up their smartphone. There are mainly two wireless charging standards: Qi and PMA. Both are build-in. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Microsoft’s Lumia 950 are among the devices that support wireless charging.
There’s also the Dell 24 Wireless Display. It keeps the wireless charging, but has a 23.8-inch screen and 4 USB 3.0 ports. It’ll cost $469.99. Dell says that it’ll begin selling both displays on March 31st.