Dell Adds New Rugged Tablet

By Bob Raikes
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Dell has introduced a new rugged tablet with a FullHD display. The Latitude 7212 tablet has been engineered to be lighter and more powerful than previous generations while providing more performance and battery life. Weighing just over 2.8 lbs. for base configurations and using Intel 6th and 7th Generation Core I-series 15 watt processors the tablet has up to 19 hours of battery life with dual, hot-swappable batteries. MIL-STD-810G and IP-810G testing is certified.

The display is an 11.6″ unit and is fitted with Gorilla glass. Its touch system can be used with gloved hands.

The Dell Quad-Cool passive and active thermal management system uses a sealed fan assembly that efficiently dissipates heat while preventing water and dust particles from entering the device. It also uses HZO Protection has been applied to the inside of the device to help keep the tablet safe from water, rain and other environmental risks.

The system has a ‘Pogo’ dock and can also use USB Type-C for single cable docking.

The system was on special offer from $1,899 (down from $2,712) on Dell’s website.

Analyst Comment

HZO protection is a CVD process which covers electrical circuits with Parylene to create a protective barrier. (BR)