Trained Tough

Introducing Dell’s New Latitude Rugged Extreme 7424 and Rugged 5424 and 5420 Laptops

The world’s toughest jobs require some of the toughest training, and that very same discipline has yielded the next generation of Dell’s Rugged notebooks. Each system is tested over and over again to surpass standards and set the “toughness” bar higher. From factories to first responders, warehouse work to off-shore oil rigs, our customers need dependability, connectivity and 24/7 performance. And Dell is the only tier-1 vendor with ruggedized notebooks, 2-in-1s, and tablets to tackle the hard stuff.

One of the most demanding Rugged users is National Geographic explorer and first ascent climber Mike Libecki. He has completed more than 80 expeditions, including adventures to places no human had previously set foot. Like his trips to Peru, French Polynesia, Greenland, Nepal, and India, Dell Rugged went with Mike on his latest journey to China, and more importantly, helped bring him back. In this video, Mike trades a taste of expedition life for a look at the completely re-designed lineup of Dell Rugged notebooks and explains why his gear absolutely cannot fail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jlEh5nyCE&feature=youtu.be

Rugged is purpose-built, designed and tested to the point of failure, and trained tough to deliver uncompromised performance for demanding customers like Mike and McLaren. Today, we’re proud to announce the newest members of the Rugged family: the Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme and the Dell Latitude 5424 and 5420 Rugged notebooks. No two Rugged PC customers are the same, but they do have something in common: the need to combine end-to-end security with Dell Latitude reliability and manageability, wherever they’re working and whatever they’re doing.

Withstanding hard hits is merely table-stakes, and just surviving the elements is not enough. Our customers expect Dell Rugged PCs to advance and provide improved capability and experience. So these new notebooks deliver easier viewing, indoors or outdoors for greater usability, rain or shine, thanks to brighter (1000-NIT) and sharper full high-definition displays with better color gamut. And with this new generation of notebooks, customers can work with zero down-time thanks to intuitive, hot-swappable dual-batteries packing a combined charge that can last more than 14 hours.

If optical drives are your external storage method of choice to back-up and offload data, the 7424 and 5424 offer an optional Blu-Ray burner for data density. Fewer discs equal less work. And for users who need more portability, the new 5420 is up to 22% lighter and thinner for increased accessibility without giving up Dell’s classic rugged versatility.

With each new Rugged notebook, you’ll get improved security and quicker log-on through “Windows Hello” facial recognition, and greatly-improved performance thanks to the latest generation of Intel quad-core processors, workstation-class AMD graphics chips, huge storage options and a beefy new active cooling solution to keep it all under control in any environment.

And because connectivity is so critical, these Rugged PCs are available with next-gen Cat16 4G/LTE. We are also excited to now support FirstNet with Band 14 access as an available option on our Rugged line, so first responders will be able to depend on connectivity when they need it the most.

Ready to take a look? Head over to the Dell Rugged page on Dell.com to find the configuration that solves your needs.

About the Author

Damon Muzny, Damon Muzny has been part of the Dell Communications team since 2011 when he came aboard to lead the Consumer Product Reviews Program. For six years he served as the key interface for technical journalists who review Dell XPS and Inspiron products. Changing rolls in January of 2018, Damon is now part of the commercial PR team supporting Dell’s Latitude, OptiPlex, Rugged and Cloud Client Computing product groups. Damon still builds his own gaming PCs and maintains a DIY approach to life on most other fronts as well. Before joining Dell, Damon ran AMD’s New Product Reviews Program for a decade, handling technical press and product reviews for desktop, workstation and server platforms to include Athlon, Duron, Phenom and Opteron. Prior to stepping into tech in the year 2000, Damon served in Military Intelligence for the U.S. Army, and he holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree with a concentration in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.