Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet Review – Resisting Harsh Environments

If you ever need a tablet to go with you where there is regular rain and much, then you might want to check out the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. Whether if you’re a parcel delivery person or if you work in an area where there is a lot of moisture involved (like an oil rig by the sea), then this  is the sort of device that’s meant to shrug off all those and still work the way it should.

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet Review - Resisting Harsh Environments

The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet

The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet has an IP65 Rating for dust and water resistance. It has a build quality that is made to last. It is encased within a chunky, rubber-cornered chassis. It even has dual-batteries should you need on-the-go swapping. Also, its touchscreen can work well even when it is soaked or when you’re wearing gloves.

At its core, this is your basic 12-inch Windows tablet. It has a pretty modest 1,366 x 768 resolution for a display, and those interested in purchasing the device can either go for an Intel Core M-5Y10c or M-5Y71 chipset as its processor. It will also come with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD storage.

It’s got rugged in its name for nothing; the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet is chunky, water, dust, and knock resistant. With the rubber-casing, it weighs in at 1.52-kilograms, and comes with dimensions of 312 x 203 x 24-millimeters. Design-wise, it is a beast.

All of its external ports are covered by very thick rubber flaps which does a very good job in keeping most of the water and dust out. However, these flaps are not latched in any way so they are not as secure as some other types of tech that offer the “rugged” look and feel.

Furthermore, its CPU comes with a built-in fan for cooling. Therefore, this Dell tablet is relying on HZO liquid protection technology to prevent any water that manages to squeeze its way into the system from damaging any internal components. This is good, but if you drop the tablet in a puddle or if it is regularly exposed to seawater, then there’s still that chance that the fan, heatsink, and its ports will get clogged up.

Overall, the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet lives up to its name. It can survive being kicked, dropped, and knocked by a considerable amount of force. But when you delve deeper, then this is just your ordinary Windows tablet.




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