Come rain, hail or snow, the new Dell Latitude 12 Rugged says ‘Go!’ Talk about survival of the fittest in extreme conditions, Dell’s latest Windows-powered Latitude tablet – the Latitude 12 Rugged – can take a beating and still perform like a battle-hardy pro.
Hiking, trekking, mountaineering, glacier or volcano climbing or living in extreme conditions, this tablet is built to withstand conditions like spills, mud, dust and sand, over four feet drops , temperatures between -20 and 145 degrees F and even volcanic-like atmospheric conditions. In fact, Dell has described it as a device “designed for performance and reliability in the harshest conditions.” The tablet it built to MIL-STD-810G standards and comes with an IP65 rating for dust and water resistance. It has undergone drop-testing from a height of 180 cm.
The 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) screen comes with a multi-touch functionality that works even with gloves and in bright, glaring sunlight, while the “quad-cooling” thermal management regulated temperatures in volatile weather conditions. Under the hood, it runs 5th-gen Intel Core CPUs, Windows 8.1 with 512GB of solid-state internal storage, 8GB RAM and 12 hours of battery life with two 2-cell batteries.
If you want you could also hook it up to an optional full-sized keyboard cover (with RGB backlight) and vehicle and desk docks that connect to the tablet via a “pogo-pin” docking interface. Apart from this, connectivity options include Fi 802.11ac, GPS, USB 3.0, micro HDMI, microSD card reader and even a headphone jack.
While launching the device, Drew Moore, Executive Director and General Manager, Rugged Mobility Products, Dell said, “Dell Rugged devices are critical to many industries including military, emergency response, public safety, industrial work, scientists and even adventurers. It’s important for Dell’s Latitude Rugged devices to provide superior computing power and the mobile capabilities they require to accomplish their jobs. Whether it’s a first responder to an emergency or an avid outdoorsman scaling an untouched summit for the first time, Dell’s Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet is built to deliver the performance they need, wherever they need it, without worrying about what their environment throws at them.”
The tablet will arrive at the company’s online US stores by the end of this month. The price tag for this soldier however has yet to be revealed.