New Dell Latitude Rugged: Extreme Laptops for Extreme Jobs

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Whether you have one of the most extreme jobs in the world, one thing you can’t afford to worry about is if your technology is as rugged as your job needs it to be. Lives might literally depend on it. Whether you’re working on an oil rig, are a first responder, work in manufacturing or are a member of the military and out in the field – your technology can be exposed to elements and conditions like extreme temperatures, constant vibrations or high levels of dust and humidity – environments that would push the limitations of a traditional office laptop.

That’s why the Latitude Rugged PC portfolio is designed and tested to withstand some of the harshest and most demanding environments. Introducing the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged – a 5G-capable 14” semi-rugged laptop – and the Dell Latitude 7330 – a 5G-capable 13” fully-rugged laptop.

Meet the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme

Dell is aware of customers need to have a PC that handles today’s modern applications, enables them to stay connected no matter where they are, doesn’t run out of power easily and stays functional in varying extreme environments. The Latitude Rugged PC portfolio has been doing just that, while growing 3x the market during the last four quarters. This growth is largely because of how Dell is responding to these customer needs, designing great products and taking advantage of its supply chain leadership. 

Now, taking all that, Dell has learned and focusing even more on specific pain points and use cases that the customers experience – such as taking an emergency medical call in a rural area or dealing with a critical issue at a remote oil-rig site. Dell has worked hard with its R&D teams to completely re-design the Rugged laptops to provide:

  • Enhanced field productivity with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, with vPro optional,
  • Mission-critical connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G-capability,
  • Improved daylight-readable and glove-touch capable screens of up to 1400 nits of brightness for optimal field usability,
  • Improved battery run-time to almost 25 hours with dual hot swappable batteries and Express Charge Boost for up to a 35% charge in 20 minutes for 24×7 field operations.

Ruggedness, reliability and performance are key when you’re out in the field, but it can’t come at the expense of security. Both the new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme come with TPM 2.0 ControlVault™ advanced authentication to secure devices. Integrated cryptographic keys, contacted and contactless smartcard reader and touch fingerprint reader options provide additional device security.

Taking a closer look

Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged – ready for work from virtually anywhere

Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged – ready for work from anywhere, with a 5G-capable 14” semi-rugged laptop

If you have a job that requires excellent field durability combined with optimal performance, then the Latitude 5430 Rugged is for you. Starting at only 4.35lbs (1.97kg) it packs quite a punch, coming with an optional professional discrete graphics card. It’s drop-tested from up to 3-feet and Ingress Protection (IP)-53 rated for a high-degree of protection against dust, dirt and water ingress.

Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme – designed to survive the elements

Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme – a 5G-capable 13” fully-rugged laptop

Taking it up a notch with enhanced durability, the Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme features an optional 1400-nit direct-sunlight viewable and gloved multi-touch capable screen, is drop tested from up to 6-feet, and has an IP-65 rating for maximum protection against dust, dirt and water ingress.

All of this comes with Dell’s outstanding enterprise services & support, including Next-Business-Day on-site support option. Both devices are the first from Dell to ship with the new Windows 11 preinstalled, providing an optimal, smooth user experience from the start – because experience should be the same no matter what condition. To further enhance performance of the system, new Rugged laptops also come with Dell Optimizer, a software application that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise performance based on usage.

The Rugged is ready, are you?

With the ever-increasing role technology plays across industries, including oil & gas, first responders, government & law enforcement Dell has made these new Rugged PCs the best they can be – so you can focus on your job, not your technology.


Dell Latitude Rugged 5430 and 7730 laptops will be globally available for order in December, shipping with Windows 11.

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