Dell is still going strong in the notebook department, and their latest model happens to be one that would be comfortable in the office as well as out on the battlefield. I am referring to the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme, where this comes across as the first fully rugged convertible notebook in the industry which will be able to ‘transform’ into a tablet form factor as and when required without missing a beat. As for the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook, it happens to be one that has been built to perform in the most demanding conditions.
Both the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook and the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook targets those who require powerful solutions that can survive unforgiving conditions. Bring on the hazards such as dust, moisture, drops, vibration, extreme temperatures and other punishing conditions, and both models will be able to smile at the face of the storm. They have been independently tested to military standards including drops up to six feet, as well as ingress protection, emissions and hazardous materials certifications by a third-party testing facility, after all, and passed with flying colors.
Robust materials such as impact-resistant ultra-polymers and sturdy magnesium alloy are used, while your data remains safe and sound thanks to sealed doors and compression gaskets. Fourth-generation QuadCool thermal management allows it to work even in sweltering conditions that would beat down an average Joe. Depending on your budget, you will be able to configure them to arrive with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. Battery life is impressive, too, with the Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme notebooks scoring up to 8.5 hours and up to 14 hours, respectively.
The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook will start from $3,649 a pop from May 6th onward, while those who want the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme will have to shell out at least $3,499 sometime in the middle of May. [Press Release]