Dell introduced its new Latitude Rugged series laptop. The company’s description is as follows:

“We often hear from our customers that they want a computer that can handle today’s modern applications, keep them connected wherever they are, run uninterrupted for long periods of time, and remain functional in changing harsh environments. Our Latitude Rugged PC portfolio, which has grown 3x over the last four quarters, is meeting these demands. This growth is largely driven by our response to customer needs, the design of flawless products, and our supply chain leadership.

With the experience we have absorbed so far, we are now focusing much more on the hotspots and use cases our customers are experiencing, such as receiving an emergency call in a rural area or dealing with a critical issue on a remote oil rig. Working hard with our R&D teams, we have redesigned Rugged notebook models that offer the following features:

  • Enhanced field productivity with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with optional vPro option
  • Mission-critical connectivity options with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G
  • With the system’s hot-swappable dual batteries and Express Charge Boost, which enables up to 35% charge in 20 minutes for 24/7 field operations, the battery operating time has been increased to almost 25 hours.

Robustness, reliability and performance are essential when working in the field. However, these do not come at the expense of security. That’s why both the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme come with TPM 2.0 ControlVault™ advanced authentication for ultimate security. Integrated cryptographic keys, contact and contactless smart card reader and touch fingerprint reader options provide additional device security. ”

Dell Latitude e5430 Rugged

If you have a job that requires durability as well as high performance, the Latitude 5430 Rugged will be the perfect choice for you. Starting at just 1.97 kg, this powerful device comes with an optional discrete graphics card. The device, which has an IP-53 rating for high-level protection against dust, dirt and water, has also been subjected to a drop test of up to 90 cm.

Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme

Standing out with premium durability, the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is equipped with an optional 1400 nits direct sunlight viewable and glove-enabled multi-touch display. The device, which has been drop tested up to 180 cm, has an IP-65 rating that provides maximum protection against dust, dirt and water.

In addition to all these, it is offered with corporate service and support, including the “Next Business Day Onsite Support” option. Both devices are Dell’s first devices to be sold with the Windows 11 operating system preinstalled, promising an optimal and seamless user experience for the same level of experience in all conditions. The new Rugged laptops will come with Dell Optimizer, a software that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize performance based on usage for higher system performance.

Dell Latitude Rugged 5430 and 7730 laptops with Windows 11 will be available to order worldwide from December 9, 2021.

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