Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Laptop Hits The Battlefield, Fire And Police Front Lines
It sounds like designing these Latitude Rugged Extreme machines was a lot of fun. Dell built them with magnesium alloy chassis for strength and flexibility and used ultra polymer for parts of the systems that require shock absorption. There’s a convenient carrying handle, too.
They feature 4th-gen Intel Core processors and either Intel HD Graphics 3000 or NVIDIA NVS 4200M discrete graphics, as well as a DVD+/-RW optical drive, and legacy ports. For deployment in the field, Dell supports universal vehicle docks, and they’re all secure and manageable like enterprise machines.
They have outdoor-readable displays, and Dell reduced internal reflectiveness in order to maintain contrast, so it’s not just ramped-up brightness that will kill the battery. The keyboard is sealed and fully backlit, and the laptops feature touchscreens.
There are 14-inch and 12-inch models, and the latter doubles as a convertible with front and rear cameras.
You’ll have to call Dell for pricing, but you can expect these Rugged Extreme machines to cost a pretty penny. For example, a semi-rugged 14-inch Dell notebook starts at $1,618.50.