There is a distinct group of customers who use their handheld devices, like tablets, in rough conditions. These may be engineers and overseers in constructions sites or other dusty environments. These people may even drop the devices at times and to cater to this segment, Dell has a rugged tablet, the Dell Latitude 7212. Dell describes it as rugged extreme tablet and the product lives up to this.
On the basic specifications of the tablet, it has an 11.6-inch 1080p display and the processor is an Intel 6th or 7th generation chipsets. The operating system can be chosen from Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Pro.
This is being explained by the fact that based on feedback many such typical users still hang on to legacy systems and are yet to upgrade. The way Dell has gone about solving this is to offer Windows 10 Pro as the default OS and the user can downgrade and work on the Windows 7 Pro and as and when the environment within which the device is being operated has been upgraded the user can automatically switch to the default program.
The Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet is sold in two options of RAM 8GB and 16GB. As far as the SSD is concerned, there are different sizes available between 128GB and 1TB. There are two separate 34Wh batteries to power the tablet.
An interesting fact to note is that Dell has managed to make this tablet much lighter than its predecessor, from 3.57pounds to 2.82pounds. The overall thickness remains as high as almost an inch.
Along with the tablet, the pack will comprise a rugged dock, a rugged keyboard cover, a rugged battery charger, a rugged shoulder strap and a rugged â€śextreme handleâ€ť.
With all these the device is priced at $1899 in the US (Around Rs 1, 20, 000).
Dell has also unveiled two gaming monitors in the same event along with the Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Tablet. These are under the Alienware sub-brand and 34inches in size. The variation is in the screen resolution. One, AW3418DW comes with a resolution of 3440x1440p while the other AW3418HWâ€™s resolution is 2560x1080p.
The refresh rate for the higher resolution monitor is 120Hz while the lower one has a higher refresh rate of 160Hz. The monitors are priced at approximately Rs 96, 000 and Rs 77, 000 respectively. The Alienware gaming monitor AW3418DW is being released for sale now while the other one may be launched only later in the year.