Dell Will Launch Rugged Laptops Built For Tough Jobs By Year-End

The new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme are built tough.

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Designed to withstand extreme temperatures, constant vibrations, or high levels of dust and humidity, Dell’s latest entry into its rugged line is aimed squarely at those who work in difficult conditions. 

The new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged is a 5G-capable 14in semi-rugged laptop and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is a 5G-capable 13in a fully-rugged laptop. 

That means it has been tested up to MIL-STD-810H spec, is drop-tested from up to 6-feet, and has a water, dust, dirt ingress-protection (IP) rating of IP-65.

These machines are meant for those who work on an oil rig, in manufacturing, in the military, first responders, and those on the field.

According to Dell, the Rugged laptop will come with 11th Gen Intel Core processors with optional vPro, Intel Wi-FI 6E and optional 5G connectivity, daylight-readable and glove-tough capable displays, and hot-swappable batteries with a 25 hours battery life and Express Charge Boost. 

For security, both machines will also come with TPM 2.0 ControlVault advanced authentication. Optional integrated cryptographic keys, contact and contactless smartcard reader and touch fingerprint reader are also available for additional device security.

A Closer Look

Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged 

  • Weight starting at 1.97kg.
  • Optional professional discrete graphics card. 
  • Drop-tested from up to 3-feet and Ingress Protection (IP)-53[2].

Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme 

  • Optional 1400-nit direct-sunlight viewable and gloved multi-touch capable screen.
  • Drop tested from up to 6-feet, and has an IP-65[1] rating. 


Dell Latitude Rugged 5430 and 7330 laptops will be globally available for order in December, shipping with Windows 11.

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