As its name already suggests, Dell Latitude 12 Rugged is a tablet aimed at users who desire a device that can support rugged use and withstand occasional knocks and harsh conditions.
In short, the slate is ‘built for the most extreme environments,’ according to its maker. It packs an HD display, ample RAM, zippy storage options and a 5th-gen Intel Core M processor.
Design and Display
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged is built for people who work in extreme work environments, such as a quarry, an oil rig or a military base. The ruggedness of the slate is somehow backed up by its MIL-STD-810G and IP-810G certifications as well as an IP-65 rating for water and dust resistance.
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged has supposedly survived a drop-test from a height of 180 cm. The suitability of the tablet for extreme environments is further confirmed with an 11.6-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The screen, which has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, is designed to respond to touch even when you have thick gloves on or your hand is wet. This display also offers great outdoor viewing.
Equipped with a powerful fifth-generation Intel Core M processor, the Latitude 12 Rugged is engineered to deliver impressive performance while making optimum use of power.
This CPU, which delivers speeds of up to 2 GHz, should comfortably handle majority of tasks thrown at it, especially considering it is accompanied by a very sizeable RAM of 8GB capacity.
Performance of the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged is backed up by a battery which Dell says can deliver up to 12 hours of use on a single charge. A fourth-generation QuadCool fan based thermal management system helps to keep heat in check in high-temperature locations.
Storage is handled by zippy solid-state drives of up to 512 GB. Dell Latitude 12 Rugged, which runs on Windows 8.1, also takes your security into consideration with features such as Dell Data Protection | Encryption, fingerprint readers, contact-less smart card reader and FIPS 201-certified smart card.
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged can be paired with a vehicle dock, desk dock or full-size keyboard. The tablet features USB 3.0, micro HDMI, microSD card reader and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
Pricing and availability
The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged is not yet available in Nigeria. Dell Latitude 12 Rugged price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N200,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the tablet.
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Specs
Here are a few specs of the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet:
- OS: Windows 8.1 64
- Processor: Intel Core M Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 4GB or 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 312 x 203 x 24 mm
- Weight: 1.62 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 11.6-inch Touch Display, 1366 x 768 pixels (Glove sensitive, outdoor readable)
- Keyboard: No (But a keyboard accessory is sold separately)
- Pointing Device: No
- Built-in Storage: 128GB SDD, optional upgrade to 256GB or 512GB
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes (OneDrive)
Ports & Connectivity
- Camera: Yes
- USB 3.0: Yes
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: Yes (Mini HDMI)
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 microSD slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- Docking: Yes (Sold Separately)
- MIL-STD-810G testing
- Optional Stylus and Keyboard (sold separately)
- MIL-STD-461F certified
- Battery: 2 Cell, 26 Wh Battery
- Use Time: up to 10 hours