Dell has updated its Latitude Rugged line of laptops with two new models: Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme. The latest Dell Latitude Rugged models feature 11th Generation Intel Core processors and run Windows 11 out of the box. Dell offered optional 5G support on the Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme models. Laptops are also said to offer improved battery life of up to 25 hours, along with fast charging support and two hot-swappable batteries. Dell’s latest Latitude Rugged models will compete with durable laptops from 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 in global markets from December 9. Pricing details have yet to be revealed.
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, with up to 1,400 nits of brightness and touch support. The laptops are powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors, as well as an optional integrated vPro platform. There is also TPM 2.0 ControlVault for advanced security. On the connectivity side, the new machines have Wi-Fi 6E as well as optional 5G support.
Dell has provided two hot-swappable batteries on the Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme which are designed to provide up to 25 hours of power on a single charge. You’ll also get Express Charge Boost which is supposed to deliver up to 35% charge in 20 minutes.
In terms of differences, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged has a 14-inch display, while the Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme has a 13-inch display. The Latitude 5430 Rugged also comes with an IP53 rated construction and is said to be drop tested up to three feet. It comes with an optional discrete graphics card and its weight starts at 1.97 kilograms.
Dell compares the Latitude 5430 Rugged with the Panasonic Toughbook 55 and Getac S410, saying it is the lightest model in the 14-inch semi-rugged notebook series.
The Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme, on the other hand, comes with a more rugged construction, which is IP65 certified and tested against drops up to six feet. It also includes the optional 1,400 nits screen with multi-touch capability with gloves.
Based on an internal comparison with the Panasonic Toughbook CF31 and the Getac B360, Dell claims the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is the smallest 13-inch 5G-capable fully rugged laptop.
Both new Latitude Rugged models come with Dell Optimizer software that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize system performance based on usage. Laptops are intended for customers working in industries such as oil and gas, first responders, as well as government and law enforcement.