Dell has refreshed its portfolio of Latitude Rugged laptops with two new models – Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme. The latest Dell Latitude Rugged models are equipped with 11th generation Intel Core processors and run Windows 11 by default. Dell offers optional 5G support for both the Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme. The laptops are also said to offer improved battery life of up to 25 hours, along with quick charge support and two hot-swappable batteries. Dell’s latest Latitude Rugged models will compete with durable laptops offered by companies like Panasonic Toughbook and Getac.
Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme Availability
The new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme will be available to order worldwide starting December 9th. Pricing details will be announced.
Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme specifications
Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme both run under Windows 11 and are equipped with daylight-readable displays with up to 1,400 nits of brightness and glove-touch support. The laptops are powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors and an optional integrated vPro platform. There is also TPM 2.0 ControlVault for advanced security. On the connectivity front, the new devices have Wi-Fi 6E as well as optional 5G support.
Dell has provided two hot-swappable batteries for both the Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme, which are designed for a charge of up to 25 hours. You also get Express Charge Boost, which provides up to 35 percent charge in 20 minutes.
In terms of differences, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged has a 14-inch screen while the Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme has a 13-inch display. The Latitude 5430 Rugged is also equipped with an IP53-certified construction and is to be subjected to drop tests from a height of up to one meter. It comes with an optional discrete graphics card and its weight starts at 1.97 kilograms.
Dell compares the Latitude 5430 Rugged to the Panasonic Toughbook 55 and Getac S410 and claims it is the lightest model in the 14-inch semi-rugged laptop range.
The Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme, on the other hand, has a more robust construction that is IP65 certified and has been tested from a drop height of six feet. It also includes the optional 1,400-nit display with gloved multi-touch capabilities.
Based on an internal comparison with the Panasonic Toughbook CF31 and Getac B360, Dell claims that the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is the smallest 5G-capable 13-inch full rugged laptop.
Both new Latitude Rugged models come with Dell Optimizer software, which supposedly uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize system performance based on usage. The laptops are aimed at customers in industries such as oil and gas, first responders, as well as government and law enforcement agencies.