|[April 02, 2014]
Dell Introduces Latitude Rugged Extreme Lineup to Tackle the World's Toughest Jobs in the Harshest Conditions
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell (News - Alert) today announced the launch of both the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
notebook and the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook for
customers who require powerful solutions that can survive unforgiving
"With new ground-up design and industry-first innovations, the Latitude
12 and 14 Rugged Extreme mark the beginning of a renewed and expanded
commitment by Dell to the rugged space," said Kirk Schell, former
officer, United States Navy and vice president, commercial PCs, client
solutions group, Dell. "The Rugged Extreme line is backed by the
Latitude promise of reliable, secure and manageable commercial PCs and
can move easily from the boardroom to the battlefield or wherever the
job takes you-an assurance unmatched by the competition."
Real-World Rugged with Anywhere Productivity
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.1 No single field test accounts
for every possible scenario, so 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 are built to endure
worst-case conditions with the most robust materials available,
including 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.
Based on feedback from key customers on areas where the competition
falls short, the Latitude Rugged Extreme lineup also features the
Direct-View outdoor-readable display for productivity in harsh
sunlight that reduces glare and reflectivity with less reliance on
backlighting (resulting in longer battery life)
Resistive multi-touch on the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme for
recognizing intuitive gestures while wearing thick gloves
The industry's first rugged "flip-hinge" convertible display with the
Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Docking commonality across the Dell Rugged Extreme prtfolio,
regardless of form factor for cost savings over time
Sealed, customizable "RGB" backlit keyboard enables work in all
lighting environments and features an "instant stealth" mode to go
Up to 16GB of memory and up to 512GB solid state storage
Full HD webcam with a privacy shutter
Eight megapixel bottom camera with flash on the Latitude 12 Rugged
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 up to 14 hours,
respectively2-to power an entire shift. They also feature
efficient fourth-generation Intel (News - Alert)® Core™ processors, speedy solid state
storage and discrete graphics options for the Latitude 14. To stay
connected and collaborate, both models also offer a suite of wireless
capabilities3, including available mobile broadband4
and dedicated GPS5.
From the Boardroom to the Battlefield
Latitude means business and the Rugged Extreme 12 and 14 are no
exception, bringing exceptional security, manageability and reliability
to the rugged space and enabling anytime, anywhere connectivity users
need without sacrificing the control IT departments require. The new
additions feature simplified system management with remote management
capability and available Intel® vPro™ technology for efficient
out-of-band management, available FIPS 140-2 compliant Trusted Platform
Module (TPM1.2)6, Dell Data Protection | Encryption and
ControlVault™ advanced authentication, and are backed by a comprehensive
suite of Dell service and support options.
"It's all about speed and performance in this business-and that includes
the speed of your technology. The right data can mean the difference
between winning and losing. And with Dell's collaboration and ability to
make us more efficient, the sky's the limit," said Tad Geschickter,
co-founder, JTG Daugherty Racing. "One of our biggest challenges day in
and day out is the environment in which we work-extreme temperatures,
dirt, grease, rain and frequent drops. We've found a solution in the
Dell Rugged portfolio." Hear more from JTG Daugherty here.
"Today, computing needs increasingly extend beyond the boundaries of the
office," said Shawn McCarthy, research director, IDC (News - Alert) Government
Insights. "We see a growing requirement for ruggedized devices across a
wide variety of business directives. As device requirements increase, so
will end-user performance expectations. Balancing the divergent needs of
end users will become increasingly important for manufacturers of these
types of devices."
Availability & Pricing:
The Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook begins at $3,649 and
will be available on May 6th. The Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
begins at $3,499 and will be available in mid-May.
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1 Based on testing and certification to MIL-STD-810G, IEC (News - Alert)
60529 (IP-65), MIL-STD-461F, and ANSI/ISA.12.12.01 standards, performed
and reported independently by accredited testing companies.
ANSI/ISA.12.12.01 must be specified at time of order for certification.
MIL-STD-461F requires a compliant power adapter, sold separately.
Contact your sales representative for more information.
2 Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 Productivity
battery life benchmark test. For more information about this benchmark
test, visit www.bapco.com. Test
results should be used only to compare one product with another and are
not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life
may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on
your product's configuration, software, usage, operating conditions,
power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will
decrease with time and use.
3 Where wireless access is available. Additional access
charges apply in some locations.
4 Subject to service provider's broadband subscription and
coverage area; additional charges apply.
5 Contact your sales representative for feature availability.
6 Regional availability may vary for some offerings. Vehicle
docking and other peripherals may be offered by third-party providers.
FIPS-compliant on Windows 7 and Ubuntu (News - Alert) only.
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