Dell Latitude Rugged: Extreme laptops for extreme jobs
By Digital News Asia October 29, 2021
- Designed & tested to withstand some of the harshest, most demanding environments
- Both devices are the first from Dell to ship with new Windows 11 preinstalled
Whether you have one of the most extreme jobs in the world, one thing you cannot afford to worry about is if your technology is as rugged as your job needs it to be.
This means if you are working on an oil rig, are a first responder, work in manufacturing or are a member of the military and out in the field, your technology can be exposed to elements and conditions like extreme temperatures, constant vibrations or high levels of dust and humidity – environments that would push the limitations of a traditional office laptop.
To meet these demands, Dell has introduced the Latitude Rugged PC portfolio which is designed and tested to withstand some of the harshest, most demanding environments.
In a statement, Dell recently introduced the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, a 5G-capable 14” semi-rugged laptop and the Dell Latitude 7330, a 5G-capable 13” fully-rugged laptop.
New Dell line ups
The new Dell series comprise a completely redesign the Rugged laptops to provide:
- Enhanced field productivity with 11th Gen Intel Core processors, with vPro optional;
- Mission-critical connectivity with Intel Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G-capability;
- Improved daylight-readable and glove-touch capable screens of up to 1400 nits of brightness for optimal field usability; and
- Improved battery run-time to almost 25 hours with dual hot swappable batteries and Express Charge Boost for up to a 35% charge in 20 minutes for 24x7 field operations.
Both the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme also sports TPM 2.0 ControlVault advanced authentication to secure devices.
Integrated cryptographic keys, contacted and contactless smartcard reader and touch fingerprint reader options provide additional device security, Dell said.
Dell Latitude 5430
If you have a job that requires excellent field durability combined with optimal performance, then the Latitude 5430 Rugged is for you.
Starting at only 4.35lbs (1.97kg) it packs quite a punch, coming with an optional professional discrete graphics card. It’s drop-test from up to 3-feet and INgress Protection (IP)-53 rated for a high-degree of protection against dust, dirt and water ingress.
Dell Latitude 7330
Taking it up a notch with enhanced durability, the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme features an optimal 1400-nit-direct-sunlight viewable and gloved multi-touch capable screen, is drop tested from up to 6-feet, and has an IP-65 rating for maximum protection against dust, dirt and water ingress.
All these come with Dell’s outstanding enterprise services and support, including next-business-day on-site option.
Both devices are the first from Dell to ship with new Windows 11 preinstalled, providing an optimal, smooth user experience from the start-because experience should be the same no matter what condition, Dell said.
To further enhance performance of the system, new Rugged laptops also come with Dell Optimizer, a software application that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise performance based on usage, it added.
Dell Latitude Rugged 5430 and 7730 laptops will be globally available for order in December, shipping with Windows 11.
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