Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme launched for people working in extreme environments


Dell has announced two new laptops for its Latitude Rugged PC portfolio as the first laptops that come with Windows 11 preinstalled. Although the Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme were designed for specific use cases. Here’s how.

Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme


  • The Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is the industry’s smallest 13-inch fully rugged laptop.
  • The laptop has been drop tested up to 6 feet for optimum durability.
  • At the same time, Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged was launched with a total weight of 1.97 kg.

Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme were launched by the company as two new offerings in its Latitude Rugged line of laptops. While the former is the lightest 14-inch semi-rugged laptop, the Dell Latitude 7330 is considered the smallest 13-inch fully rugged laptop in the industry.

Dell explains what it means by these terms. Fully Rugged refers to a device tested to MIL-STD-810H specifications, which means it has been drop tested up to 6 feet and has an IP rating against water, dust and dirt (IP) -65.

As for the former, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged weighs only c and has an (IP) rating of -53 for protection against dust, dirt and water. The laptop has been tested for drops up to 3 feet, not as much as the other thrown alongside, but still impressive enough for a laptop.

Both Dell laptops come with 11th Generation Intel Core processors and optional professional discrete graphics cards. This productivity is further enhanced by software optimizations through the preinstalled Windows 11 software application and Dell Optimizer.

Dell Latitude 5430 rugged

Dell says the screens on both laptops have been upgraded for better daylight visibility and better responses to glove contact. The displays support up to 1400 nits of brightness for optimal use in the field.

Dell promises nearly 25 hours of battery life on both laptops. These also come with two hot-swappable batteries when the running battery is discharged. They support Express Charge Boost up to 35% charge in 20 minutes.

Connectivity is provided with Intel Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G capability on both devices. For added security, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme come with TPM 2.0 ControlVault authentication, a contactless smart card reader, fingerprint sensor, and embedded cryptographic keys contacted.

Dell will also provide its business services and support, including the option of next business day onsite support as well as laptops. The Dell Latitude Rugged 5430 and 7730 laptops will be available to order worldwide on December 9, 2021. Pricing for the laptops has yet to be announced.

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