Should the apocalypse come to pass, the road warrior driving along the desolate roads of the future will likely shrug off fragile semblances of technology like most current day smartphones and slates made of glass and metal. Max Rockotansky will likely be toting the absurdly durable Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme slate.
Designed for use in harsh environments, the 12-inch Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet was designed to survive getting slopped around in an ambulance all the way to the desert and Arctic conditions as well as everything in between.
To do so, it sports a ruggedised casing that’s IP65 rated and has been certified to MIL-STD810G and MIL-STD-810H levels of durability. To wit, it’s able to survive a 1.22 metre drop to the deck, shrug off rain, dust and sand and survive thermal extremes from -29°C to 63°C while remaining operational.
Specifications vary depending on how deep your pockets go but you’re able to chunk out all the way up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8665U 1.9GHz vPro CPU running Windows 10 Professional, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, an 11.6-inch Full HD display with a 1000 Nit brightness and an outdoor-readable, anti-glare coating as well as up to an M.2 1TB Gen3 PCCIe x 4 NVME, Class 40 Self-encrypting SSD.
It also hosts a variety of wireless and 4G/LTE broadband options but can be configured with WiFi 6 AX200 2×2 802.11ax with MU-MIMO. The tablet also comes with a 5-MP sefie camera and a rear 8-MP camera in case you know, Max wants to selfies amidst the splendorous vista of a post-nuclear landscape.
Keeping it powered is a 34 Whr 2-cell lithium ion primary battery with Express Charge tech and dual hot-swappable capability to keep it running in the field. Naturally, all this tends to make it a tad heavy and it weighs in at 1.33kg. But hey, peace of mind right?
On a more practical side, this slate is tough enough to survive even the most butter fingered user and the 1000 Nit display means it is usable even under daylight conditions which is quite a boon. The provision of a hot swappable battery also ensures that you can keep continuously operating in the field too.
If you’re keen, it’s slated to arrive in Malaysia this coming December though there’s no word on price yet. In the meantime visit the official Dell page here to find out more.