Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Laptops Launched; Starting Rs. 2,29,999

Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Laptops Launched; Starting Rs. 2,29,999

Computer firm Dell India on Wednesday launched two rugged notebooks, made to withstand heavy rains, moisture and a weight to over 60kgs on them - the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme and Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme with prices starting at Rs. 2,29,999.

Dell is mainly looking at big organisations in oil and mines, defence and the infrastructure segment as its potential customers for these products.

"Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme and Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme are our first rugged notebooks in India. They are meant for people working in harsh weather conditions. The price of Dell Latitude 12 starts at Rs 2.39 lakhs and Dell Latitude 14 starts at Rs 2.29 lakhs," Dell India's Director and General Manager Indrajit Belgundi said at the launch.

The prices will vary depending on the configuration of notebooks.

"These notebooks are available with Intel Core i3 to Core i7 processor. They contain solid state drives of various capacity starting 128GB," Dell India's Product Manager for Commercial Notebooks and Tablets Suresh Muppavarapu said.

The rugged notebooks can operate in temperatures ranging from minus 29-degrees Celsius to 63-degrees Celsius, a withstand drop of about six feet, tolerate blowing dust and rains, Dell officials said.

The Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme has 12-inch display screen which can also be taken out of the notebook for use as tablet. It weighs 2.72kgs, while the weight of Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme with its 14-inch display is 3.54kgs.

"The battery back-up for these notebooks will support 8 to 9 hours of working," Belgundi said.

The company is also touting the 'Direct-View' outdoor-readable display designed for reducing glare and reflectivity in harsh sunlight with less reliance on backlighting. The Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme laptop features resistive multi-touch for gestures while wearing gloves, apart from a the "industry's first" rugged 'flip-hinge convertible display'. Also onboard is a sealed, customizable RGB-backlit keyboard, as well as an 'instant stealth' mode.

Written with inputs from PTI


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