The Dell Latitude notebook line Rugged is designed for use in all conditions, even the most extreme where a common laptop would fall apart. Like the Panasonic Toughbook, even rugged models of Dell have turned to the industrial sector, manufacturing, military (army and police) and administrative, but also likes to hikers, climbers and other sports looking for a notebook that can withstand falls from a height, dust, water and heat / extreme cold. Until now, most devices have been ruggedized Dell laptops or convertible; the new Dell Latitude 12 Rugged is the first true tablet.
Dell Latitude 12 is a rugged tablet “compact”, although compared to other consumer tablet remains very cumbersome (weighs about 1.6 kg and has a thickness of 25 mm), and can continue to function even after a fall of 1.2 meters, rain, dust and shock. In practice, it is a tablet hurricane proof. Its interfaces are protected by flaps, the multi-touch display with 10 contact points can also be used with gloves and is visible on the outside. According to reports from Dell, the screen provides the same type of external visibility you would expect from a display of 1000 nit, but using only half of the lumen. The anti-glare technology is integrated in a display car, a very good view outside without the risk of running out of battery quickly.
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged tablet has two batteries, hot-swappable, replaceable so “hot” without turning off the notebook. The total autonomy should touch 12 hours (with both batteries installed) but, since you can switch the battery to allow the charging of the low, the tablet also access Dell can remain indefinitely (theoretically).
But let the technical specifications: Latitude 12 Rugged comes with a 11.6-inch HD screen (1366 x 768 pixels), Intel Core M (Broadwell), up to 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage on SSD, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. There is also the option to integrate a modem 4G / LTE. The kit includes a USB 3.0 interface instead, a microHDMI, microSD card reader and serial ports, and Pogo Pin connector for an optional keyboard dock. The latter is part of a wide range of accessories for the tablet, most notably a waterproof keyboard cover, an active pen, a docking station and some modules that add some features to the Latitude 12, as additional USB 3.0, one Ethernet, scanner barcode and a magnetic card reader. Dell offers the entry-level model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage to $ 1,599, which is considerably more expensive than a consumer tablet but cheaper than a professional grade rugged notebook