Dell Latitude Rugged

Dell has today unveiled the latest additions to its Rugged line which include the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme.

With the ever-increasing role technology plays across the most extreme industries, the new Dell Rugged PC portfolio will help to assist first responders, offshore energy workers, government and law enforcement.

Built to withstand the world’s harshest environments while maintaining the highest levels of performance and connectivity, the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme feature:

  • Enhanced field productivity with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, with vPro optional,
  • Mission-critical connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G-capability,
  • Improved daylight-readable and glove-touch capable screens of up to 1400 units of brightness for optimal field usability,
  • Improved battery run-time to almost 25 hours with dual hot swappable batteries and Express Charge Boost for up to a 35% charge in 20 minutes for 24×7 field operations.

Commenting on the announcement, Vice President and General Manager for the Performance PCs portfolio of products at Dell Technologies, Tom Tobul said: “No matter the type of occupation, one thing you can’t afford to worry about is if your technology is as rugged as your job needs it to be. Lives might literally depend on it. Whether you’re working on an oil rig, are a first responder, work in manufacturing or are a member of the military and out in the field – your technology is exposed to elements and conditions like extreme temperatures, constant vibrations or high levels of dust and humidity – environments that would push the limitations of a traditional office laptop. That’s why the Dell Technologies’ Latitude Rugged PC portfolio is designed and tested to withstand the harshest and most demanding environments.

We hear it all the time from our customers: they want a PC that handles today’s modern applications, stays connected no matter where they are, doesn’t run out of power easily and stays functional in varying extreme environments. Our Latitude Rugged PC portfolio has been doing just that.”

Dell Latitude Rugged
Dell Latitude Rugged

Ruggedness, reliability and performance are key when you’re out in the field, but it can’t come at the expense of security. Both the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme come with TPM 2.0 ControlVault™ advanced authentication to secure devices. Integrated cryptographic keys, contacted and contactless smartcard reader and touch fingerprint reader options provide additional device security. In addition to all these features, first responders and public safety personnel can use the 5G-network connectivity option to coordinate field responses quickly during emergencies.

Taking a closer look

If you have a job that requires excellent field durability combined with optimal performance, then the Latitude 5430 Rugged is for you. Starting at only 1.97kg, the 5430 is built for performance, coming with an optional professional discrete graphics card. It’s drop-tested from up to 3-feet and Ingress Protection (IP)-53 rated for a high-degree of protection against dust, dirt and water ingress.

Taking it up a notch with enhanced durability, the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme features a 1400-nit direct-sunlight viewable and gloved multi-touch capable screen, is drop tested from up to 1.8 meters and has an IP-65 rating for maximum protection against dust, dirt and water ingress.

All of this comes with Dell Technologies’ industry-leading enterprise services and support, including Next-Business-Day on-site support option. Both devices are the first from Dell Technologies to ship with the new Windows 11 preinstalled, providing the best and smoothest user experience possible from the start – because experience should be the same no matter what condition. To further enhance the performance of the system, new Rugged laptops also come with Dell Optimizer, a software application that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize performance based on usage.


 Dell Latitude Rugged 5430 and 7730 laptops will be globally available for order on December 9th, 2021, shipping with Windows 11.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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