Dell has today introduced its first two new rugged Laptops with Latitude series in India – Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible and Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook for those consumers who want to use laptops in rugged and extreme conditions, starting for Rs. 2, 39,999 and Rs. 2, 29,999 respectively.
Latitude 12 incorporates 12 inch “flip-hinge” convertible display and it weighs 2.72 kgs. Latitude 14 on the other hand is a plain durable laptop with weight starting from 3.54 KG. Both laptops have resistive multi touch for recognizing gestures even while wearing thick gloves and come with 8 MP HD webcams with privacy shutter.
Latitude 12 and Latitude 14 are made with impact-resistant ultra-polymers and sturdy magnesium alloy. Consumers can use these notebooks in extreme harsh conditions with dust, moisture, vibrations, extreme temperatures (29 degree Celsius to 63 degree Celsius) etc. Both of these are tested to military standards and can resist drops from up to 6 feet.
For outdoor usage, Latitude 12 and Latitude 14 are equipped with Direct-view display which reduces glare and reflectivity with less reliance on LCD backlighting, thus making the display usable even in sunlight.
Both of these laptops are powered by fourth generation Intel processors i3 to i7 with 16 GB Memory and up to 512 GB permanent storage space. Battery backup for both will last for 8 to 9 hours.
Besides productivity aspect, Dell has also addressed security concerns, which should also be a priority for target audience. Both Latitude 12 and Latitude 14 flaunt remote management capability including available Intel vPro technology for efficient out-of-band management. There is support for data encryption including TPM 1.2, Dell Data Protection and ControlVault advanced authentication.
Commenting at the launch, Indrajit Belgundi, Director & General Manager, End User Computing, Dell India said, “The Dell Latitude Rugged devices are a game changer when it comes to servicing the needs of a highly intense job, being carried out in difficult conditions. With the introduction of these unique products, we believe that many industries in India can benefit from a niche technology that has been built for their business. The Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme devices offer end to end computing functions with the added assurance of protection and sturdiness in hazardous environments, be it for military services, Oil & Gas sector, the government, manufacturing or construction.”