Dell Introduces Its First Fully Rugged Tablet Built to Withstand Harsh Environments
Dell announced the new Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet, Dell’s first fully rugged tablet designed for performance and reliability in the harshest conditions. Boasting state-of-the art design and function, this new tablet is the most recent addition to the innovative Dell Rugged portfolio that includes the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme flip-hinge convertible notebook, the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook and the Latitude 14 Rugged notebook.
Designed specifically for users requiring a tough yet flexible device to take with them on-the-go, the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet features a crisp 11.6 inch Direct-View outdoor-readable HD display with gloved-enabled multi-touch capabilities. For peak performance in the most severe temperatures, the Rugged Tablet comes pre-packaged with Fourth Generation QuadCool™ thermal management and powerful, efficient Fifth Generation Intel® Core™ M processors. The Rugged Tablet has up to 12 hours of battery life with two 2-cell batteries.
For reliability and manageability, the Rugged Tablet also features solid state storage up to 512GB and connectivity anywhere with 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as an optional mobile broadband and dedicated GPS. The tablet delivers the confidence of overall data and device security with Dell Data Protection and available Intel® vPro™ and Intel TPM 1.2.
In addition to empowering customers to be more mobile whatever the conditions, the tablet features a durable pogo-pin docking interface for modular component expansion when needed and the ability to pair with an extensive ecosystem including desk dock, vehicle dock and keyboard. The optional full-size keyboard cover for the Rugged Tablet has a customizable RGB backlight and an IP-65 rating to protect against water and dust intrusion.
“Dell Rugged devices are critical to many industries including military, emergency response, public safety, industrial work, scientists and even adventurers. It’s important for Dell’s Latitude Rugged devices to provide superior computing power and the mobile capabilities they require to accomplish their jobs,” said KT Ong, general manager, Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia. “Whether it’s a first responder to an emergency or an avid outdoorsman scaling an untouched summit for the first time, Dell’s Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet is built to deliver the performance they need, wherever they need it, without worrying about what their environment throws at them.”
Industry-leading support from Dell, such as ProSupport Plus for PCs and Tablets, keep Dell devices healthy. ProSupport Plus for PCs and Tablets is the industry’s only complete support service combining priority access to expert support, accidental damage repair, and proactive, predictive monitoring for automatic issue prevention and resolution. With the solution customers spend up to 84 percent less time on technical support calls and take up to 58 percent fewer steps to resolve common hardware issues than key competitors2 so customers spend more time innovating and on what matters most.
Local pricing and availability of the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet will be announced later this month. See the tablet in action here, Dell’s Rugged portfolio here and follow @DellRugged and #DellRugged on Twitter.
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 One battery comes standard. Additional batteries sold separately. Tested system equipped with 8GB RAM, Intel M-5Y71 CPU, 256GB SSD and GPS. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 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.
 Based on Nov 2014 Principled Technologies Test Report commissioned by Dell. Actual results will vary. Full report can be found at http://facts.pt/14dh1gl.
 Based on a Dell analysis dated Oct. 2014. All ProSupport Plus features not available on all products. For more information see: www.dell.com/prosupportplus.