A new rugged 14-inch laptop oriented for professionals, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged nomad with its 25-hour battery life and 4G/5G connectivity is based on an Intel Tiger Lake processor and an NVIDIA Pro graphics card.
As the name suggests, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged is a new laptop with a rugged design, compliant with the IP53 resistance standard protecting against dust and splashing water but also for falls from a height of up to 90cm.
Equipped with a handle that facilitates its transport, it is built around a low-power Intel Quad Core Tiger Lake core i5-1135G7 (2.4 GHz), Core i5-1145G7 vPro (2.6 GHz) or Core i7-1185G7 vPro (3.0 GHz) processor, all with Integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics solution tested by us.
To support it, Dell will offer as an option the nvidia T500 4 GB GDDR6 professional dedicated graphics card dedicated to Turing architecture, a little more powerful than a GeForce MX450.
Also present at the heart of this laptop is a RAM of 8/16/32/64 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (2 slots) as well as an M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage with a capacity of 128 GB to 2 TB.
The Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged is also equipped with a 14-inch Full HD (1920×1080) 100% sRGB display either anti-glare 400cd/m² or brilliant multi-touch touch 1100cd/m².
Nomads will appreciate that it can be used with 2 hot-swap hot swap batteries 3-cell 53.5Whr Li-Ion paired with a 65W/90W USB-C power adapter to provide up to 24 hours of battery life under the new Windows 11operating system.
Still to seduce nomads, wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi ax modules (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210) and Wi-Fi 6E but also optional Bluetooth, 4G/ LTE Qualcomm SDX20 and 5G Qualcomm SDX55 without forgetting GPS (U-Blox).
The connectivity also consists of an HDMI 2.0 video output, Gigabit Ethernet ports and headphone/microphone combo audio, 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1, 1 PowerShare) and 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4 as well as a microSD card reader and a NanoSIMslot.
Note also the presence of 2 Waves MaxxAudio Pro speakers (2x2W) and a chiclet keyboard with option to backlight the keys.
To ensure a good level of security, the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged is equipped with an advanced TPM 2.0 ControlVault authentication system offering integrated encryption keys with the possibility of optional biometric authentication by a SmartCard reader (contactless or without contact), a fingerprint reader or a Full HD Infrared webcam for facial recognition.
It should be noted, however, that as standard, no webcam or microphone are embedded, a more classic 720p webcam option with microphone is also provided.
This laptop with a contained weight of 1.97 Kg is not positioned in the clan of Ultrabooks because of its dimensions of 340 x 220 mm and especially its significant thickness of 33.6mm.
The new Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged rugged business notebook will be launched on December