Dell Australia announces its latest range of notebooks designed to work and survive in extreme conditions.

Designed to tackle some of the toughest jobs in the world in harsh environments, the new Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme notebooks include the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme, a fully rugged convertible notebook that easily transforms into a tablet whenever and wherever needed; and the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, a notebook built for performance in extremely demanding conditions

Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme notebooks are built for customers who require powerful solutions that can survive unforgiving conditions.

Kirk Schell, former officer, United States Navy and vice president, commercial PCs, client solutions group, Dell comments that the Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme notebooks incorporate new ground-up design and industry-first innovations, marking the beginning of a renewed and expanded commitment by Dell to the rugged space.

The Rugged Extreme line is backed by the Latitude promise of reliable, secure and manageable commercial PCs that can move easily from the boardroom to the field without compromising their performance. 

The Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme solutions are purpose-built to withstand hazards such as dust, moisture, drops, vibration, extreme temperatures and other punishing conditions faced by users in fields such as military service, public safety, manufacturing and first response. Latitude Rugged Extreme notebooks are independently tested to military standards including drops up to six feet, as well as ingress protection, emissions and hazardous materials certifications by a third-party testing facility. 

The Dell Rugged Extreme portfolio is tested above and beyond every existing standard to verify survivability in real world situations.

The Dell Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme notebooks are built to endure worst-case conditions using robust materials such as impact-resistant ultra-polymers and sturdy magnesium alloy. Data is protected from the elements with sealed doors and compression gaskets while enabling performance at high temperatures with fourth-generation QuadCool thermal management.

Dell’s Latitude Rugged Extreme notebooks also feature: Direct-View outdoor-readable display for productivity in harsh sunlight that reduces glare and reflectivity with less reliance on backlighting; Resistive multi-touch on the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme for recognising intuitive gestures while wearing thick gloves; rugged ‘flip-hinge’ convertible display with the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme; docking commonality across the Dell Rugged Extreme portfolio, regardless of form factor for cost savings over time; sealed, customisable RGB backlit keyboard enabling work in all lighting environments and an ‘instant stealth’ mode to go incognito; up to 16GB of memory and up to 512GB solid state storage; Full HD webcam with a privacy shutter; 8 megapixel bottom camera with flash on the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme; and USB 3.0 and native serial on all Rugged Extreme products with dual serial/RJ-45 on the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme.

The Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme notebooks enable productivity anywhere with long battery life up to 8.5 hours and 14 hours respectively to power an entire shift. They also feature efficient fourth-generation Intel Core processors, speedy solid state storage and discrete graphics options for the Latitude 14. Both models also offer a suite of wireless capabilities, including available mobile broadband and dedicated GPS.