Dell rolls outs its first-ever rugged tablet
By Digital News Asia August 4, 2015
- Can survive water spills, sand and dust, 4ft drops and extreme temperatures
- Joins the lineup of other ‘rugged’ Latitude devices
DELL Inc has announced the new Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet, its first fully rugged tablet designed for performance and reliability in the harshest conditions.
The new tablet is the most recent addition to the Dell Rugged portfolio that includes the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme flip-hinge convertible notebook, the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook and the Latitude 14 Rugged notebook, Dell said in a statement.
Designed specifically for users requiring a tough yet flexible device to take with them on-the-go, the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet features an 11.6-inch Direct-View outdoor-readable HD (high-definition) display with gloved-enabled multi-touch capabilities.
It comes pre-packaged with Fourth Generation QuadCool thermal management and Fifth Generation Intel Core M processors.
Dell said the Rugged Tablet has up to 12 hours of battery life with two 2-cell batteries.
It also features solid state storage up to 512GB and connectivity anywhere with 802.11ac WiFi as well as an optional mobile broadband and dedicated GPS (global positioning system).
In addition to empowering customers to be more mobile whatever the conditions, the tablet features a durable pogo-pin docking interface for modular component expansion when needed and the ability to pair with an extensive ecosystem including desk dock, vehicle dock and keyboard, Dell said in its statement.
The optional full-size keyboard cover for the Rugged Tablet has a customisable RGB backlight and an IP-65 rating to protect against water and dust intrusion.
“Dell Rugged devices are critical to many industries including military, emergency response, public safety, industrial work, scientists and even adventurers,” said K.T. Ong (pic), general manager of the Commercial Business at Dell Malaysia.
“Whether it’s a first responder to an emergency or an avid outdoorsman scaling an untouched summit for the first time, Dell’s Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet is built to deliver the performance they need, wherever they need it, without worrying about what their environment throws at them,” he claimed.
Local pricing and availability of the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet will be announced later this month. See the tablet in action here and Dell’s Rugged portfolio here.
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