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Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme

Specifications

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged ExtremeNotebook: Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme (Latitude 14 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.69kg
Price: 4100 euro
Average Score: 80.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 67%, features: 81%, display: 83% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme

84% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Nerves of steel. Dell's Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is a particularly robustly designed work device that can be easily used in technology-unfriendly environments. In addition to the solid casing, it sports high-performance components and modern interfaces. We extensively tested what can be expected from the Rugged Latitude.
80% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is an intense notebook that's for intense environments. While heavy for a 14-incher, this machine can take a serious beating and survive all sorts of conditions. I also appreciate the outdoor-friendly display, long battery life and data encryption features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, review: Tough, but short on battery life
Source: Zdnet.com English
It's difficult to fault the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme on toughness grounds. However, you're unlikely to get day-long battery life from the entry-level configuration with the standard 6-cell battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Source: PC Mag English
Our Editors' Choice for rugged laptops was the semi-rugged Dell Latitude E6430 ATG, but it is clear that the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme surpasses it. Panasonic still makes a fully rugged Toughbook 31, but it uses older processors that are less efficient than the fourth generation Intel Core i5 in the Latitude 14. We'd like to see multitouch screen functionality in a rugged laptop sometime soon, but for now, the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme shows that it is robust enough and modern enough to become our top pick if you need a tough-as-nails notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Source: It Pro English
Dell set out to build the ultimate rugged machine with its latest Latitude, and it’s succeeded. It’s got every feature we can imagine for staying safe in the field, and its top-notch build quality is matched by good security features. The screen serves its purpose. The resolution, stunning brightness, matte coating and Gorilla Glass material all ensure it’s good to go no matter what the conditions, even if its colour accuracy disappoints.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2014
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Magnesium alloy casing; protected against dust and sand (even in the desert); matte display; good performance; high quality speakers; long battery runtimes. Negative: Small keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2014

Comment

Model:

The Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is made from a rigid magnesium-alloy chassis and ultra-polymer materials, which make this laptop shock absorbent and extremely durable. There is a 14.0 inch HD Direct-View outdoor-readable display and Dell has added resistive touchscreen on top of that.

Several configurations are available. It can be equipped with an Intel Core i7-4650U dual-core processor clocked at 1.70 GHz and maximum of 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM. Users can optionally upgrade the integrated Intel HD Graphics to the Nvidia GeForce GT 720M graphics chip. Besides this, there is a 512 GB SSD, which is not only blazing fast but also allows for a non-mechanical storage to further increase durability.

Other features consist of 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an optional docking system and even the ability to add GPS with a dedicated GPS antenna setup. The audio on the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is good with its high-quality speakers but the FHD webcam is an option that must be selected by the user. Battery life is amazing with a 6-cell Lithium-ion that powers that laptop for 10 hours.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4300U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.69 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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80.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U430p-59428492
Core i5 4210U, 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-471-64WR
Core i3 4030U, 2 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU401LA-CZ040G
Core i5 4200U, 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT
Core i5 4210U, 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V7-482P
Core i5 4200U, 1.9 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14-544
Core i5 4210U, 2.2 kg
» Asus VivoBook S451LA-CA045H
Core i5 4200U, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-121
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate P645-M-5420G12Tkk
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M75A1DE
Core i5 4200U, 1.38 kg
» Eurocom Armadillo 14 inch
Core i7 4500U, 2 kg
» Asus VivoBook V451LA-DS51T
Core i5 4200U, 2.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M0006PL
Core i5 4300U, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Core i5 4300U, 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ-0069GE
Core i7 4600U, 1.6 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook U904
Core i7 4600U, 1.38 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4300
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N16CXB
Core i7 4500U, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401
Core i5 4300U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1402
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14-7437
Core i7 4500U, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-59395501
Core i5 4200U, 1.85 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4200
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg
» HP Envy TouchSmart 14t-k000
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 2 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5094H
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
» HP Envy 15-u000na x360
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08- 5 (Update: 2014-08- 5)