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Dell unveils a super-durable Windows tablet

by Jacob Kleinman | July 22, 2015July 22, 2015 8:00 pm PDT

Dell just unveiled the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet, the latest in its family of durable slates. The new device runs Windows 8.1 and offers some impressive specs along with a rugged design built to protect you from rough environments.

The Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet packs an 11.6-inch HD display specially designed so you can read in direct sunlight, while the touchscreen works with gloves. It also boasts up to 12 hours of battery life thanks to a pair of battery slots and a power-saving Intel Core M processor, along with a whopping 512GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and the option to add cellular support.

The rugged design and IP65 rating promises to handle water, sand, dust, extreme temperatures and drops at up to 4 feet, but keep in mind that dust and water rating isn’t as solid as a device with something like an IP67 rating. It also features a kickstand and an optional detachable keyboard cover.

Dell hasn’t said exactly how much it will cost, but if you’re often out in the field and need a rugged tablet, this might be a solid option. The Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet will be available by the end of the month.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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