There are certain jobs out there in the world which require the need for workers to be exposed to rough, harsh and dangerous environments, such as construction workers to emergency services and more.
With the world being heavily dependent on technology, these devices need to keep up with the elements. Most devices out on the market featuring the latest specs and performance consider the use case of office workers, content creators and entrepreneurs and neglect rugged environments.
Laptop manufacturer Dell Inc has pulled through to deliver two devices that are robustly built to keep up with the extreme demands of the harsh environments while sporting the latest hardware to keep up with modern applications. The two devices are named:
- Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged Laptop
- Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme Laptop
Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged Laptop
This laptop is classed as a semi rugged laptop designed for workers in rough environments. Weighing only 1.93 kg, this laptop is great to carry around in the hand while working.
Dell have performed drop tests on this machine up to heights of three feet to comply with the MIL-STD-810 and have an Ingress Protection rating of IP53 for dust, dirt and water protection.
Dell offers this laptop in a variety of configurations to suit the user’s needs. The CPUs on these machines feature Intel’s Tiger Lake processors of: Intel Core i5 1135G7, Intel Core i5 1145G7 or Intel Core i7 1185G7.
These processors are coupled with memory configurations of either 8GB, 16GB, 32GB all the way up to 64GB of RAM. The RAM modules are DDR4 Dual Channel SoDIIM Memory modules clocked at 3200 MHz.
There is an additional graphics card ad on which gives the laptop even more performance from the 4GB Nvidia Quadro T500 GDDR6 Discrete GPU to couple the Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics.
The screen on the laptop is a 14 inch Full HD 1920×1080 display with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Dell offers two display variants for this machine. A non touch display peaking at 400 nits of brightness and a touch variant which can get as bright as 1100 nits, great for outdoor viewing experiences.
This laptop has great connectivity with Intel’s Wi-Fi 6E technology with an optional Qualcom 5G chip for outdoor cellular connectivity as well as a 53.5Wh 25 hour long lasting battery which is hot swappable.
Dell Latitude Rugged 7330 Extreme
Just like the Dell Latitude Rugged 5430, this laptop shares a lot of the same specs and features with it but is built to be more robust compared to its semi rugged sibling. This machine was drop tested at a height of six feet to comply with the MIL-STD-810 standard and possesses an IP65 rating.
The display on the machine is a 13 inch 1920×1080 Full HD display with a peak brightness of 1400 nits as well as 100% support for the sRGB color gamut. Dell have added the ability for gloves to be used on the screen instead of a stylus or using your bare hands.
Like its sibling, this laptop has dual hot swappable batteries rated at 53.5Wh but has added support for Dell’s Express Charge Boost technology to super charge the laptop from 0 to 35% in just a 20-minute plug in.
Both laptop versions will be available for purchase from the 9th of December 2021 and will ship with Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 Operating System.