Dell Launches New Latitude Rugged Laptops With 11th Gen Intel Processors

Dell has updated its Latitude Rugged laptop portfolio with two new models: Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme. The latest Dell Latitude Rugged models come with 11th Gen Intel Core processors and run Windows 11 as standard. Dell has offered optional 5G support on both the Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme. The laptops are also claimed to offer improved battery life of up to 25 hours, along with support for fast charging and dual 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 for orders worldwide beginning December 9. Pricing details are not yet known.

Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme Specifications

Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme both run Windows 11 and come with daylight-readable displays, up to 1400 nits of brightness, and glove-touch support. The laptops are powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors, along with an optional vPro integrated platform. There is also TPM 2.0 ControlVault for advanced security. In terms of connectivity, the new machines have Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G support.

Dell has provided dual hot-swappable batteries on both the Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme that can provide up to 25 hours of power on a single charge. You also get Express Charge Boost which is claimed to charge to 35 percent in 20 minutes.

In terms of differences, Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged has a 14-inch screen, while Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme has a 13-inch screen. The Latitude 5430 Rugged also comes with an IP53-rated construction and is said to have been tested to a height of up to one meter. It comes with an optional discrete graphics card and the weight starts at 1.97 kilograms.

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Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged comes with a 14-inch screen
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Dell compares the Latitude 5430 Rugged to Panasonic Toughbook 55 and Getac S410 and claims it is the lightest model in the 14-inch semi-rugged laptop family.

The Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme, on the other hand, comes with a sturdier build that is IP65 certified and has been drop tested from a height of 6 feet. It also includes the optional 1,400-nit display with gloved multi-touch capability.

Based on an internal comparison with Panasonic Toughbook CF31 and Getac B360, Dell states that the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is the smallest 5G-enabled 13-inch fully rugged laptop.

Both new Latitude Rugged models ship with Dell Optimizer software that claims to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize system performance based on usage. The laptops are intended for customers working in the oil and gas sector, first responders, government and law enforcement, among others.


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