Dell's Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is light and can take a beating

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What you need to know

  • Dell today launched the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme.
  • Built to handle work in harsh environments, Dell claims the tablet is the lightest and most powerful in its class.
  • The Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is available now starting at $1,900.

Dell today announced the latest tablet in its rugged series, the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme. Keeping with its name, the Windows 10 Pro tablet is built to withstand difficult work environments, holding up to dirt, water, extreme temperatures, and the occasional drop. What's more, starting at 2.93 pounds, Dell claims that this is the lightest and most powerful rugged tablet in its class.

The Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is a 12-inch tablet that comes with plenty of power on tap. Intel's 9th Gen Core processors are on board here, ranging up to a Core i7-8665U rated at up to a 4.8 GHz boost clock speed. You can also equip the tablet with either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, up to 2TB of SSD storage, and 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

All of this is packaged with a 1080p display that features a touchscreen that works with gloves. The screen is also built to be readable outdoors with a peak brightness of 1000 nits, along with anti-glare and anti-smudge properties.

Elsewhere, Dell has included optional LTE connectivity, a dedicated GPS card, a Windows Hello IR camera, and an optional fingerprint reader. You'll also get hot-swappable batteries a microSD card slot, and a wide range of ports.

Dell says that the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme has been rated to stand up to blowing rain, dust, and sand, along with everything from vibration to functional shock and temperatures ranging from -20 degrees to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. The tablet is also compatible with a range of accessories, including a keyboard dock, vehicle dock, and more.

The Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is set to go on sale today with prices starting at $1,900.

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