Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Robust. The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme feels at home even in the most adverse environments. The convertible has a robust case, combined with a strong processor and good input devices. But at the price Dell is asking, buyers will certainly have to pay for what they get.
Source: Computer Shopper
Our Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme was not exciting to use, even with multiple backlighting colors. It's a capable Windows notebook with a tablet mode that'll test your arm strength. But it's a remarkable work of engineering we wouldn't hesitate to recommend for anyone whose work could be judged by the price of failure to deliver results.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is certainly a good choice for the mobile user who cares more about surviving dust storms than surviving suburbia. It can handle most, if not all, the abuse directed toward it, short of a direct hit from small arms fire. The Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme has a larger screen, better connectivity options, and will serve a wider variety of users better, so it remains our Editors' Choice for rugged laptops. That said, the Latitude 12 would work if you need a more versatile touch screen in a more compact package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is meant to take what the harsh outdoors can dish out, and it can confidently perform in environments other laptops can only dream of. This is the kind of system police install in their vehicles and contractors use on the worksite. I also like the bright and responsive touch screen, which allows you to use this device in tablet mode, as well as the strong performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Extreme is an understatement when it comes to the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme Convertible. The laptop meets military standards and looks like a device right out of an espionage movie with its full matte finish.
The internal parts are protected against sand, dust, and liquid according to IP-65. The 11.6 inch HD 16:9 Direct-View outdoor-readable display is attached with a durable hinge that allows the screen to be flipped into a tablet-like mode. There are many models with the Intel Core i7-4650U dual core processor clocked at 1.70 GHz, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM and Intel HD Graphics 5000 being top of the line. The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme features up to a 512 GB SSD, which ensures speed and toughness.
The system accepts various versions of Windows with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit being the latest version. Security is also beefed up with a steel-reinforced cable lock slot, smartcard reader and optional fingerprint reader. Other features include a customizable RGB backlit keyboard, high quality speakers, 2 USB 3.0 ports and HDMI out. A 4-cell Lithium-ion battery powers the system.Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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78.7%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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