New Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Tablet Unveiled - techbuzzireland

Dell has announced the launch of the Latitude 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet, setting a new standard for portability and durability in the world of rugged technology.

The new device is designed to meet the demanding needs of professionals working in harsh environments, offering a perfect balance between rugged durability and lightweight portability.

The Latitude 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet is one of the world’s lightest 10-inch fully rugged Windows tablet, weighing just 2.2 pounds. Its compact design, coupled with a range of convenient accessories, ensures that users won’t be burdened by the weight of their technology, even during extended shifts in challenging environments.

In 2022, Dell launched the Latitude 7230 Rugged Extreme Tablet, a 12-inch fully rugged device known for its performance, security, and durability. The 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet, at 10 inches, complements its larger counterpart by offering exceptional mobility. While the 12-inch model is ideal for shorter commutes or extended shifts on the factory floor, the 10-inch tablet is built for on-the-go tasks like line inspections.

Charlie Walker, Senior Director and GM, Precision Workstations and Rugged, Dell Technologies said: “Professionals working in harsh environments require not only rugged durability but portable solutions that don’t weigh them down in the field. Dell’s Rugged portfolio achieves this combination. In fact, it is the world’s lightest 10-inch fully rugged Windows tablet.

“Featuring a robust ecosystem of accessories and hot-swappable batteries for extended performance, the 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet was designed for workers who spend most of their time away from a desk. So, whether you’re on a rig, in a machine shop or atop a snowy mountain, the 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet will make for the ultimate companion.”

One of the standout features of this device is its dual hot-swappable battery option, which allows users to easily switch out batteries, ensuring uninterrupted power throughout their workday.

Swappable Batteries for All-Day Endurance

The 7030 Rugged Extreme boasts impressive durability with IP-65 and MIL-STD 810 ratings. This means it can survive extreme conditions, including drop tests from up to four feet and temperature tests ranging from -20°F to 145°F. The IP-65 rating provides maximum protection against dust, dirt, and water ingress, guaranteeing the safety of both the tablet and the sensitive data stored within it.

Small in Size, Big on Durability and Security

Security is a top priority, and Dell has incorporated modern security features, including facial recognition, a fingerprint reader, and smartcard reader, to protect the tablet and the data it holds. It includes TPM 2.0 ControlVault, a hardware-based encryption tool for data security.

Powerful Performance and Modern Features

The 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet doesn’t compromise on performance, offering up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, integrated Iris® Xe® graphics, and up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory. With support for up to a 2TB NVMe SSD, users can store a vast amount of data without worry. Strong connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6E, GPS, and 5G, provide fast and reliable connections in any location.

The tablet features a 10.1-inch FHD+ display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, delivering an exceptional visual experience even in direct sunlight, thanks to its 1000-nit panel. Additionally, the glove-touch capability ensures safety for those working with harsh chemicals or dangerous equipment.

Purpose-Built Accessories for Every Industry

Dell offers a range of purpose-built accessories for the 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet to meet the specific demands of various industries, including a rigid handle and passive stylus, detachable keyboard, and a rotating hand strap. Users can customise the tablet’s ports with options like a barcode scanner, RJ-45, universal audio jack, or USB-A. The tablet’s configurability extends to two hardware buttons that can be programmed through the Rugged Control Center application.

The Latitude 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet is set to be available globally later this year, with pricing to be announced closer to the shipping date. For companies looking to deploy rugged devices at scale, Dell offers seamless deployment, management, and security through the cloud, along with support services such as next business day on-site support and predictive ProSupport tools. Dell provides a one-stop shop for all commercial needs, including PCs, workstations, rugged devices, monitors, servers, and services, with the assurance of scalability to meet individual requirements.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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