Dell has refreshed its Latitude rugged laptop portfolio with the introduction of two new models – Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme. The latest Dell Latitude Rugged models come with 11th generation Intel Core processors and run Windows 11 out-of-the-box. Dell has offered optional 5G support on both the Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme. The laptop is also claimed to offer a better battery life of up to 25 hours with fast charging support and dual hot-swappable batteries. Dell’s latest Latitude rugged models will compete against durable laptops offered by companies including Panasonic Toughbooks and Getac.
Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Highly Availability
The new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme will be available for order in global markets starting December 9th. Price details are yet to be disclosed.
Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme Specifications
The Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme both run Windows 11 and come with daylight-readable displays with 1,400 nits of brightness and glove-touch support. The laptops are powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors, as well as an optional vPro integrated platform. There is also a TPM 2.0 ControlVault for enhanced security. On the connectivity front, the new machines have Wi-Fi 6E as well as optional 5G support.
Dell has provided dual hot-swappable batteries on both the Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme, which are rated to deliver up to 25 hours of power on a single charge. You will also get Express Charge Boost which is offered to charge up to 35 percent in 20 minutes.
In terms of differences, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged has a 14-inch screen, while the Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme sports a 13-inch display. The Latitude 5430 Rugged also comes with an IP53-rated build and is claimed to be drop-tested to three feet. It comes with an optional discrete graphics card and its weight starts at 1.97 kg.
Dell has compared the Latitude 5430 Rugged to the Panasonic Toughbook 55 and Getac S410, claiming it is the lightest model in the 14-inch semi-rugged laptop series.
The Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme, on the other hand, comes with a more tough build that is IP65 certified and drop tested to six feet. It also includes an optional 1,400-nit display with multi-touch capability.
Based on an internal comparison with the Panasonic Toughbook CF31 and Getac B360, Dell claims the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is the smallest 5G-capable 13-inch full-rugged laptop.
Both the new Latitude Rugged models come with Dell Optimizer software, which is claimed to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize system performance based on usage. The laptops are targeted at customers working in industries including oil and gas, first responders as well as government and law enforcement.