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Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme

Specifications

Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (Latitude 14 Rugged Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 540 - 4096 MB, Core: 1176 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR5, AMD Radeon 18.10.22-180612a-332314C-Dell, Yes
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Resistive, AU Optronics AUO523D, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), 512 GB 
, 475 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Serial Port, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headset (combo audio in/out), Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC Card reader, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
Blu-Ray BD-ROM / DVD+-RW
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 59.3 x 352.5 x 255 ( = 2.33 x 13.88 x 10.04 in)
Battery
102 Wh, removeable, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Sealed, chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty, ruggedized
Weight
3.45 kg ( = 121.7 oz / 7.61 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
4000 USD

 

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Average Score: 81.43% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 79%, display: 87% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme

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 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%

Comment

Model: 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

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. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
3.45 kg:

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


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.
81.43%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)