Dell Technologies is announcing two fully redesigned Dell Latitude Rugged laptops. The first of the two include the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged which Dell claims is the lightest, most powerful 5G-capable 14-inch semi-rugged laptop. Launching alongside is the Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme, which is being called the industry’s smallest 5G-capable 13-inch fully-rugged laptop.
Both of these devices come with the latest generation 11th generation Tiger Lake processors, Wi-Fi 6E, and 5G capabilities. Other unique features between the two models include improved daylight-readable and glove-touch capable screens of up to 1400 nits of brightness, as well as battery life of up to 25 hours. There are even options for Windows 11, though Windows 10 is still being offered, too.
Both models underwent military-grade STD-810H testing and can operate in optimum temperatures between -20 degrees Fahrenheit or 145 degrees Fahrenheit. The laptops also are water protected, with the 5430 being IP-53 resistant, and the 7330 being IP-65 resistant against pressurized water.
Dell did not share pricing at the time of launch, but these laptops aren't designed for everyday consumers and are usually well over $1,800. Rather, the laptops are meant to be used in harsh environments like industrial, construction, and military purposes. Some of the competitors to the Dell Latitude Rugged lineup include the Panasonic Toughbook, or the HP Probook lineup.