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Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Series

Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged, i3-7130UProcessor: Intel Core i3 7130U, Intel Core i5 4310U, Intel Core i5 6300U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8350U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8650U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360, AMD Radeon RX 540, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.22kg, 2.5kg, 2.95kg, 3.07kg, 3.45kg
Price: 1850, 2200, 2800, 3100, 4000 euro
Average Score: 82.35% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 78%, features: 77%, display: 82%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 93%

 

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged - 5404

Specifications

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged - 5404Notebook: Dell Latitude 14 Rugged - 5404
Processor: Intel Core i5 4310U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 3.07kg
Price: 1850 euro
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84% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5404 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Problem? No Problem! A laptop has to be robust, secure, and always ready in industrial environments. Dell now presents its Latitude 14 Rugged 5454 in the Dell-Latitude-Rugged-Extreme lineup. It lacks the "Extreme" in its name, which leads to a drastically reduced price.

 

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414

Specifications

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414Notebook: Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414
Processor: Intel Core i5 6300U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.95kg
Price: 3100 euro
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87.6% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Robust. This robust 14-inch laptop from Dell will thrive in harsh conditions. The very bright IPS screen and the whopping 97 Wh battery ensure that this laptop is ready for wherever your work takes you.

 

Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme

The Dell Latitude has been one of the benchmarks for the ultra-rugged laptops. In fact, it is one of the only few in this class. The other famous ones are Panasonic’s Toughbook series and Lenovo’s Thinkpad series . The Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is a 14-inch fully rugged notebook with enhanced graphics performance. The Latitude Rugged family has been trained and tested for some of the world’s toughest jobs and most hazardous environments. It is also claimed to be built smart and durable to ensure users never have to slow down. It is featuring intuitive hot swappable dual batteries and USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. The laptop has a tough exterior. It is drop tested from 1.83 m (6 feet) for impact resistance and certified by IP-65 ingress protection to ensure no environment is too hazardous for this fully rugged notebook. The "6" means the device is completely protected against dust, and the "5" that it's also protected from low-pressure water jets from all directions. It features a durable, built-to-last chassis that has undergone extensive military-grade MIL-STD 810G testing that ensures the system can withstand real-world conditions. Besides that, it has QuadCool thermal management testing allows users to stay productive even in incredibly high temperatures. The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme display supports both glove touch and a passive pen, so users can capture information in any setting. It thrive beneath direct sunlight thanks to a 14" resistive multi-touch outdoor viewable FHD display with up to 1000 nits of brightness. Each corner of the Latitude 7424's display has a soft bumper in black to absorb shock. The laptop powers through tough jobs with a 8th generation Intel Core i7-8650U processor and 16 GB of RAM. It stores critical data and then some with 512 GB M.2 solid state drives (SSD). It features an AMD Radeon RX 540 discrete graphics to deliver performance for rendering tasks. Providing power is a 3-cell 51 Whr Li-Ion battery which is hot swappable. The hot swappable dual batteries provide continuous power so users are ready for the day shift, night shift and everything in between. The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme offers excellent connectivity and expandability. There are three USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, a native RS232 serial port, a Gigabit RJ45 LAN jack, audio in/out, HDMI-out, and a docking connector. Additional options include mobile broadband via a Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 that can handle next-gen Cat16 4G/LTE, and a dedicated u-blox NEO-M8 GPS module. Conclusively, Dell has delivered the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme as a super tough laptop for extreme environments. Although the laptop is a lot more heavy than other laptops, the weight goes to extra protection and tougher build to withstand under tough environments. It is certainly catered for the niche market of workers who work under rough scenes. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam The Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is designed to resist harsh environmental conditions. The laptop is an excellent machine, in terms of the built quality, as it is also waterproof and temperature proof. Now, the Latitude 7424 is not designed to the normal everyday consumers, but for enterprise users, such as the military. The laptop has an excellent bright screen, performance and great battery life. However, what lacks in the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is the touchpad and there are no Thunderbolt 3 ports. There is nothing thin about the Latitude 7424. The device is made in a matte-black magnesium alloy and plastic, with some steel reinforcement around the security-lock slot. It is a 14-inch laptop that weighs about 3,86 kg (8.5 pounds) and is also equipped with a full-width handle located on the front edge of the device. The processor of the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is an Intel Core i7-8650U. Regarding the ports, the device is equipped with four USB 3.0, one HDMI, two DisplayPort, one Kensington Lock, one serial port, one Docking Station Port and a headset with a combination audio in/out. As for card readers, the laptop has a SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader, a Smart Card, and a Fingerprint Reader. The battery life is amazing with 102 Wh, removeable, 3-cell. The Latitude 7424 is also equipped with an AMD Radeon RX 540 discrete graphics, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. It is touchscreen, but users would have to apply enough pressure or multiple attempts on the touchscreen for the functions to work, as the laptop’s resistive panel is designed in such a way where users would still be able to utilize the touchscreen with gloves on. With rubbery guards everywhere and lockable entryways over each port, the Latitude 7424 is an imposing looking chunk. Squeezing a front hook gives users a chance to lift the cover to uncover the presentation, encompassed by wide bezels. A sliding security shade shrouds the 720p face-acknowledgment webcam focused over the screen, which catches generally clear and sufficiently bright however marginally boisterous pictures. Windows Hello clients can pick between the camera and a unique mark per user on the palm rest. The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is a particular or specialty item for field-work organizations, military and police applications, and business use. Dell's ultra-intense leader, the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme, has an additional splendid screen, but an unusable touchpad, however, it cruises through maltreatment that would turn other PCs to shrapnel. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged ExtremeNotebook: Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8650U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 540 4096 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.45kg
Price: 4000 euro
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84.3% Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (i7-8650U, RX540) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is an absolute tank. The Latitude 7424 wraps a competent computer in a dust-tight and water-resistant shell that can take a beating without much fuss. However, this durability comes at a high cost - weight and size.
80% Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Source: PC Mag English
Dell's ultra-tough flagship, the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme, has highs (an extra-bright screen) and lows (an unusable touchpad), but it sails through abuse that would turn lesser laptops to shrapnel. Expensive but awesome.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Source: PC Mag English
Dell's ultra-tough flagship, the Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme, has highs (an extra-bright screen) and lows (an unusable touchpad), but it sails through abuse that would turn lesser laptops to shrapnel. Expensive but awesome.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Most people use their laptops in the confines of an office or classroom, but those who brave the elements at work need something more durable. True to its name, the Dell Latitude 7242 Rugged Extreme can survive even the harshest physical stress. This monstrous machine is rated to military-grade durability, which means it can survive a drop, high altitudes, and exposure to sand and dust. The Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is a heavy-duty laptop with a bright display and all-day battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Most people use their laptops in the confines of an office or classroom, but those who brave the elements at work need something more durable. True to its name, the Dell Latitude 7242 Rugged Extreme can survive even the harshest physical stress. This monstrous machine is rated to military-grade durability, which means it can survive a drop, high altitudes, and exposure to sand and dust. The Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is a heavy-duty laptop with a bright display and all-day battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged, 8650U, RX540

The Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged is a capable all-around laptop that can brave the outdoors. Like previous generations and all 5000 series, the Dell 5420 is aimed at the business users who are typically in the executive levels. With a bright 1080p display, a relatively slim chassis and a responsive touchpad. The Latitude 5420 addresses the biggest problems Dell has encountered in rugged laptops and it does so without sacrificing durability or performance, due to the military-grade strength and capable Core i7 CPUs. Also, the Latitude 5420 offers an all-day battery life, despite sporting a chassis that's thinner than those its rugged rivals. The laptop is relatively expensive, but it keeps important data safe, even under the harshest conditions. The laptop’s modular design allows users to customize to their needs. The laptop flaunts a 660 dollars touchscreen and packs a Core i7-8650U CPU, 16 gigabytes of RAM, a 512 gigabytes SSD and an AMD Radeon RX540 GPU. The Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged also comes with some useful extras, including the secondary 51 Wh battery, a second Ethernet port, a DisplayPort, and an IR camera. Maxing out the 14-inch touchscreen and Latitude 5420 with a core i7-8650U CPU, 32 gigabytes of RAM, 2 terabytes of SSD storage, and a AMD Radeon RX540 graphics inflates the price to 5,627 dollars. Users are able to splurge on extras like LTE connectivity and a rubberized RGB backlit keyboard at a price. The laptop weighs about 2.22 kg and is 32.88 mm in height, 347 mm in width, ant 244.5 mm in depth. Extreme however slender. Tough Notebooks aren't known for their svelte profiles, yet the Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged endeavors to trim things down while keeping up the strength of the Latitude Rugged line. While there are a few penances contrasted with other tough PCs, the Latitude 5420 Rugged is a general persuading machine. The Latitude 5420’s keyboard is similar to the Latitude 5490, in terms of the quick response and soft pressure. The Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged speaks to a move in the structure ethos of ruggedized PCs. The gadget figures out how to hold a large number of the highlights that characterize rough PCs while slicing the gadget's thickness down the middle. The expansion of a quad-center CPU and committed GPU add to the arrangement and make the Latitude 5420 Rugged extremely attraktive, particularly for picture takers and videographers who invest a great deal of energy outside. The Latitude 5420 is most suitable for office usage in corporate areas. It is usually only available through authorized retailers and official Dell partners and not on Dell’s website like the rest of the models. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged, 8650U, RX540Notebook: Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged, 8650U, RX540
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8650U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 540 4096 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.22kg
Price: 2200 euro
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Dell Latitude 5424 Rugged
Source: PC Mag English
Dell's Latitude 5424 Rugged is a 14-inch laptop that thrives in harsh environments, though perhaps inevitably, it's overshadowed by its nearly invulnerable sibling, the 7424 Rugged Extreme.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged offers an extremely bright display and long battery life in a chassis that can withstand the harshest elements.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Dell Latitude 5424 Rugged

Specifications

Dell Latitude 5424 RuggedNotebook: Dell Latitude 5424 Rugged
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8350U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 540
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 2800 euro
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Dell Rugged Latitude 5424
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Last year Dell showed their new rugged range in London and as spring dawns one of their offerings arrives for me to give it the once over. Of course it will be in my office and the around surroundings and not as the early sample was in far flung places with very inhospitable conditions when things like battery life were truly life challenging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged, i3-7130U

Specifications

Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged, i3-7130UNotebook: Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged, i3-7130U
Processor: Intel Core i3 7130U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 2200 euro
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged review: A durable, rugged, customizable laptop for demanding environments
Source: Techaeris English
The Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged isn’t for everyone, of course. With its rugged design and extra optional security features, this rugged laptop definitely has its uses for businesses that operate in non-office settings. Sturdily built and highly customizable when ordered, the Latitude 5420 Rugged is an excellent choice for working in harsher environments.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%

 

Comment

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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

AMD Radeon R7 M360: Entry level to mid range dedicated GPU based on a new GCN 2.0 / 1.2 chip in 28nm. Supports DirectX 12, Vulcan and FreeSync.Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

AMD Radeon RX 540: Polaris based mid-range graphics card with 512 shaders (8 compute units) and a maximum clock speed of 1,219 MHz (according to AMD). Uses the new Polaris 12 chip like the faster Radeon RX 550 (not verified but highly likely) with the slightly improved 14nm FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

4310U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.6300U: 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 Kaby Lake Refresh:

8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. 8350U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.7 and 3.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. Intel Core i3:

7130U: Kaby-Lake based ULV-SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and with HyperThreading (4 Threads at once). Features an integrated HD Graphics 620 at 1GHz.
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2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

3.45 kg:

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


82.35%: 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.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 1.5 kg
Asus UX410UA-GV028T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.4 kg
Asus UX410UA-GV036
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.4 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-38BY
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 1.7 kg
Asus Vivobook S14 S406UA-BV414T
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 1.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00UEGE
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7130U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus VivoBook 15 X540UA-DM1138T
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 F412UA-BV156T
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 1.5 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 13.1", 3.9 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-38LS
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP Pavilion x360 15-br004nw
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP 15-da0156ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
HP 15-da0161ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP 15-da0160ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-53-33P6
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Asus Vivobook X507UA-EJ736T
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 1.68 kg
HP 15-DA0134NS
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Asus F540UA-DM1204T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 1.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Dell Latitude 14 5400-NJVXR
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.52 kg
Dell Latitude 7400-FM7VX
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.36 kg
Dell Latitude 14 3400-5157
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 14", 1.67 kg
Dell Inspiron 14 3480
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.66 kg
Dell Inspiron 14 N3476
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 14", 1.95 kg
Dell Vostro 15 5581-F6VF1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Dell Vostro 15 3580
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell Latitude 7400-8N6DH
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8665U, 14", 1.535 kg
Dell Latitude 13 5300 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8365U, 13.3", 1.43 kg
Dell Vostro 14 5481
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.55 kg
Dell Latitude 5424 Rugged
Radeon RX 540, Kaby Lake Refresh 8350U, 14", 2.5 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)