Dell has announced a new generation of models in its Latitude Rugged laptop line.
The products being added to the line-up are the Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme, and the Dell Latitude 5424 and Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged notebooks. The Latitude 7424 Extreme replaces the previous 7414, while the Latitude 5424 replaces the previous 5414.
The new models are said to feature easier viewing indoors or outdoors, using 1000-Nit Full HD displays with improved color gamut and glove-touch capability. Dual hot-swap batteries offer usable life of over 14 hours. Connectivity includes Cat16 4G/LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as USB Type-C. Ports are covered by latched doors.
Keyboards are sealed and RGB backlit. Webcams feature physical privacy shutters. Notebooks are certified to MIL-STD-810 and IEC ingress protection standards.
The Latitude 7424 and 5424 offer optional Blu-ray burner for external data backup. The Latitude 5420 is "up to 22% lighter and thinner" than the Latitude 5424, for a weight under 5 lbs.
Processor options include Intel 8th-Generation quad-core CPUs and AMD RX discrete graphics chips, backed up by up to 32GB of DDR4 working memory, and up to 4TB of SSD storage.
The new Rugged models are available now, in online sores and at retail. Prices start at US$1,399 for the Latitude 5420 Rugged, US$1,499 for the Latitude 5424 Rugged, and US$3,499 for the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme. Canadian pricing to be announced.