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Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Series

Dell Latitude 12 7220 Rugged Extreme, i7-8665UProcessor: Intel Core M 5Y71, Intel Core i3 i3-8145U, Intel Core i5 7300U, Intel Core i7 6600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5300, Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 11.6 inch
Weight: 1.28kg, 1.33kg, 1.784kg, 2.7kg
Price: 1600, 1800, 2212, 4400 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 66%, features: 80%, display: 79%
mobility: 92%, workmanship: 97%, ergonomy: 45%, emissions: 76%

 

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet

Those who are looking for a robust, reliable tablet specifically designed for outdoor use can consider the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. It features a rather large 11.6” display and glove capable touchscreen, made from shock absorbent material and sealed from dust, sand and liquid. Even on a bright sunny day, the display is readable thanks to its very bright Gorilla Glass 3 display. However its color space is rather limited compared to other tablets. The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet, meets military standards. It has been engineered to withstand temperatures from -28.9 °C (-20 Fahrenheit) to 63,78 °C (145 degrees Fahrenheit) while in operation. In addition, it will survive falls from 3 feet (91.44 cm). The entry level model comes with an Intel Core M-5Y10C processor with 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. The battery for this model is hot swappable and the battery life is 7 hours 55 minutes during continuous web surfing according to Dell. However, it is surprising that the model does not comes with GPS, despite being made for outdoor use. Notable features of this Windows 8.1 tablet are a fingerprint reader, a smart card reader, a 2 MP front camera, and a 8 MP rear camera.

Specifications

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged TabletNotebook: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Processor: Intel Core M 5Y71
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5300
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.784kg
Price: 2212 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Average Score: 76.4% - good

Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Tough. Rugged devices sometimes have to operate under the most adverse conditions. Dell's Latitude 12 Rugged tablet presents itself as a robust workhorse with stamina.
Hands on: Dell Latitude 12 7202 Rugged Tablet review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Latitude 12 7202 might have an old processor, but a deep discount scheme combined with a plethora of accessories and parts mean that this rugged tablet is well and truly a bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2017
Hands on: Dell Latitude 12 7202 Rugged Tablet review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Latitude 12 7202 might have an old processor, but a deep discount scheme combined with a plethora of accessories and parts mean that this rugged tablet is well and truly a bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2017
80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Source: It Pro English
There’s no doubting that the Dell Latitude Rugged Tablet 12 is built to survive environments that could seriously damage other tablets. This is all the more laudable as Dell has still managed to squeeze in many of the comparatively niche software and hardware features that field workers in vertical industries expect and need.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Source: It Pro English
There’s no doubting that the Dell Latitude Rugged Tablet 12 is built to survive environments that could seriously damage other tablets. This is all the more laudable as Dell has still managed to squeeze in many of the comparatively niche software and hardware features that field workers in vertical industries expect and need.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet (7202)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged is a beast of a tablet that's fully fit for the outdoors and treacherous conditions. It packs solid performance in a shock- and dust-proof body, and with two hot-swappable batteries, its one of the longest-lasting rugged tablets we've tested. The Getac F110 remains our Editors' Choice rugged tablet, as it is lighter to carry around, has more secure port covers, and costs almost $300 less than the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. But if you are in need of a tough tablet that will last all day and has strong multimedia capabilities, the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet is an excellent choice. Just be sure to carry a big bag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet (7202)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged is a beast of a tablet that's fully fit for the outdoors and treacherous conditions. It packs solid performance in a shock- and dust-proof body, and with two hot-swappable batteries, its one of the longest-lasting rugged tablets we've tested. The Getac F110 remains our Editors' Choice rugged tablet, as it is lighter to carry around, has more secure port covers, and costs almost $300 less than the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. But if you are in need of a tough tablet that will last all day and has strong multimedia capabilities, the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet is an excellent choice. Just be sure to carry a big bag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged tablet review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Latitude 12 Rugged gets a lot of things right in terms of providing a tough, easy to use tablet for use out in the field. Its sturdily built, offers good dust and water protection and has the screen, processor and touchscreen performance required for the sort of use it will get.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% emissions: 70%
70% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged tablet review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Latitude 12 Rugged gets a lot of things right in terms of providing a tough, easy to use tablet for use out in the field. Its sturdily built, offers good dust and water protection and has the screen, processor and touchscreen performance required for the sort of use it will get.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% emissions: 70%
80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Latitude 12, with its hot-swappable, dual two-cell batteries, can survive for a relatively long amount of time in the field. It lasted 7 hours and 55 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi). By opting to buy an additional battery, you can extend its battery life by swapping in freshly charged units.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Latitude 12, with its hot-swappable, dual two-cell batteries, can survive for a relatively long amount of time in the field. It lasted 7 hours and 55 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi). By opting to buy an additional battery, you can extend its battery life by swapping in freshly charged units.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

72% Was ein 2.000-Euro-Tablet drauf hat
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 50% features: 100% display: 80%
72% Was ein 2.000-Euro-Tablet drauf hat
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 50% features: 100% display: 80%

 

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme-7214

Specifications

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme-7214Notebook: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme-7214
Processor: Intel Core i7 6600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 4400 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme Notebook Review: Rough And Tumble Mobile Computing
Source: Hot Hardware English
Specialized systems generally excel at what they were built for while sacrificing in other areas. In this case, Dell's Latitude 12 Rugged is a burly 2-in-1 that is built to withstand the rigors of Mother Nature while out on the job site, though its toughness doesn't come at the expense of performance. It fared very well compared to systems with similar specs, racking up first place finishes in Cinebench, PCMark 8, and 3DMark.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2017

 

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged, i5-7300U

Specifications

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged, i5-7300UNotebook: Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged, i5-7300U
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.28kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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Average Score: 83.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

91% Dell Latitude 7212 review: A rugged extreme tablet for the most demanding conditions
Source: Techaeris English
The Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet definitely isn’t a device for the average consumer. For the target market of professionals who work in more extreme conditions that may experience above or below-normal operating temperatures or weather conditions, the Latitude 7212 is definitely a solid, rugged choice for getting the job done. With the optional accessories, it can function as a laptop, be mounted or docked in various ways, and offer extended battery life, serving a number of different requirements and work conditions.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 95% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
80% Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Latitude 7212 is a well-designed, tough detachable Windows tablet that can take pretty much anything you (and nature) can throw at it. And compared with the rugged competition it's a relative bargain.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet is an excellent choice for businesses and government agencies that need a laptop with this kind of durability. If you're an architect who needs to bring a tablet to construction sites or a police officer who needs a device to take on the beat, for example, you'll really benefit from the Latitude's ability to survive drops that would destroy a regular tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Latitude 12 7220 Rugged Extreme, i7-8665U

Specifications

Dell Latitude 12 7220 Rugged Extreme, i7-8665UNotebook: Dell Latitude 12 7220 Rugged Extreme, i7-8665U
Processor: Intel Core i3 i3-8145U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.33kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

90% Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet
Source: PC Mag English
Dell's Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet lives up to its name by laughing at drops, splashes, and temperatures that would blow the average slate to smithereens. It's ideal for first responders and factory floors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme tablet fits the name, tough enough to shrug off the apocalypse
Source: Hitech Century English
Should the apocalypse come to pass, the road warrior driving along the desolate roads of the future will likely shrug off fragile semblances of technology like most current day smartphones and slates made of glass and metal. Max Rockotansky will likely be toting the absurdly durable Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme slate.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2019

 

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP). 

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

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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


Intel Core M:

5Y71: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6600U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i5:

7300U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process. Compared to the older Core i7-7500U, the i5 offers only 3 MB L3 cache but the same Turbo clock speed.

Intel Core i3:

i3-8145U: Whiskey Lake based low power dual-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The two cores are clocked between 2.1 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

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


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.28 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP Pavilion x360 11-ad107tu
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
UHD Graphics 620, unknown, 14", 1.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 14 5491-3WDPX, 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.65 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha 13 (α)
UHD Graphics 620, unknown, 13.3", 1.19 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G4-20QG000UGE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8665U, 14", 1.36 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2-in-1, i5-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP Elite Dragonfly-8UY50UT
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8665U, 13.3", 1.139 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C436FA, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.1 kg
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA-K01US
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.3", 1.04 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14m-dh0003dx
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 14", 1.58 kg
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IML-81TK001SGE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i3-10110U, 14", 1.7 kg
HP Chromebook x360 14-da0500nd
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, 14", 1.7 kg
Dell Latitude 9510 2in1
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 15.6", 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook Flip 13 UX362FA-EL206T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 13.3", 1.139 kg
HP Envy x360 15-dr1038no
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Dell Latitude 7400-MW4XV 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 14", 1.51 kg
HP Chromebook x360 14-da0001nf
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, 14", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh0009ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 14", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh0007ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 14", 1.6 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 6 14-81EM000KUS
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, 14", 1.67 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2-in-1, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 5DF84EA
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U, 14", 1.35 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP314-52-36YC
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 i3-8145U, 14", 1.7 kg
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK81EA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.3", 0.99 kg
HP Spectre x360 15-df1005ng
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 15.6", 2.09 kg
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML-81TC002RGE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6-6XE09EA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8365U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
Asus ZenBook Flip 13 UX362FA-EL232T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-11 (Update: 2017-03-11)