Evolving wireless technology will provide users a truly wire-free computing experience by 2016, a plan Intel first talked about publicly in June at the Computex trade show.
The company is developing a smart dock through which laptops can wirelessly connect to monitors and external peripherals, it said in a blog post.
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.
"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," Intel said.
Eliminating cords for peripherals and monitors is the first step but Intel wants to take it a step further. The company is developing hardware that enables laptops and other devices to charge wirelessly through magnetic resonance.
Intel will talk about wire-free computing for business PCs at the Intel Developer Forum next month in San Francisco. The company will share details about wireless docking and displays as part of vPro, Intel’s platform for managing PCs remotely.