Above-and-beyond strengthPush the limits: For some jobs, you don’t know where the edge is until you’ve already gone over it. That’s why we push to the edge and beyond with a rigorous “test-to-fail” methodology during development and third-party certify our products to meet military standard (MIL-STD) requirements*.
Built with a backbone: This notebook can take some serious punishment, thanks to its rigid magnesium alloy backbone and shock-absorbent ultra-polymer materials.
Nothing gets under its skin: All entry points are sealed by compression gaskets and a dual-knife-edge design that’s certified for IP-65 protection* from sand, dust and liquid.
Stays cool under pressure: In heated situations, Rugged Extreme doesn’t break a sweat. It’s built to last in extreme temperatures with fourth-generation QuadCool™ thermal management.
Built for the real worldGreat visibility outdoors
In all lighting conditions, you can easily stay focused on your screen. The Direct-View outdoor-readable display is designed to reduce reflections, preserve contrast and conserve battery life.
Backlit keyboard with stealth
With a customizable RGB backlight, you can switch between red, green, blue and white lighting, allowing the keyboard to remain visible but unobtrusive. A stealth key lets you stay undercover, turning off all lights and sounds with a single touch.
Resistive multi-touch screen
No matter how rough, dirty or cold your job gets, you can work with or without gloves using the resistive multi-touch screen that responds to finger pressure with fluid response.
Made to go wherever your office isCompact design: This 12" convertible notebook is ideal for tight spaces or situations that require a convenient hand-held device.
WiFi and broadband options: Stay connected out in the field with 802.11ac WiFi and options including 4G/LTE mobile broadband* and a dedicated GPS.
Long battery life: With up to 9.1 hours of battery life* from the standard 4-cell battery, you can keep plugging away without having to plug in.
Universal docking: Easily switch between vehicles and workspaces with universal docking solutions from Dell and Havis that are compatible with all Latitude Rugged devices.
Performance where it countsRock-solid storage: Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme offers all solid-state storage that’s fast, reliable and easily accessible. Simply open the protective cover and remove your drive when you need to.
Core strength: Beneath the durable exterior is a powerful 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processor ready to conquer your biggest tasks.
Multitask like you mean it: Stay on top of critical jobs using the latest productivity tools with up to Windows 7 Professional or
Windows 8.1 Pro.
Extensive device support: Connect the devices you use every day, from the latest USB 3.0 peripherals to legacy devices with a serial port, Ethernet port and an optional PCMCIA reader.
Only Dell offers a complete portfolio of endpoint security solutions for rugged devices.
Encrypt data on virtually any device, across external media and in the cloud with Dell Data Protection | Encryption.
Identify and protect against advanced threats and zero-day attacks with Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace — a proactive, real-time solution for malware protection.
Store credentials securely with an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and with Dell ControlVault.
Essential accessories for your Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Complete your Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme with a vehicle dock, vehicle mounting solution, desk dock, handle and carrying strap. Contact Dell to learn more about these great products.
Choose an ideal solution for your vehicle with a wide range of vehicle docks and mounts by Dell and Havis.
Easily transition between workspaces with a desk dock that’s compatible with all Latitude Rugged devices.
Make travel even easier with a convenient handle or carrying strap.
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Processor Help Me Choose
- Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor (Dual Core, 1.70GHz, 3M cache, 15W)
- Intel® Core™ i5-4300U Processor (Dual Core™, 1.90GHz, 3M cache, 15W)
- Intel® Core™ i7-4650U Processor (Dual Core, 1.70GHz, 4M cache, 15W)
- Intel® Core i3-4030U (Dual Core, 1.90GHz, 3M cache, 15W)
- Intel® Core™ i5-4310U (Dual Core, 2.0GHz, 3M cache, 15W)
- Intel® Core i7-4650U (Dual Core, 1.70GHz, 4M cache, 15W)
Operating SystemHelp Me Choose
- Windows(R) 7 Professional 64-bit (English) - EMRP, No Media
- Windows(R) 7 Professional 32-bit (English) - EMRP, No Media
- Windows 8.1 Single Language (64Bit) English
- Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
- Windows 8.1 Pro (64Bit) English
- Ubuntu Linux 12.04
- Windows 7 Professional, English, 64bit (includes Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit License and Media)
- Windows 7 Professional, English, 32bit (includes Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit License and Media)
- 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
- 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
- 8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
- 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
- Mobile Intel Lynx chipset
- Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 (i3/i5) or Intel HD Graphics 5000 (i7)
- 11.6” HD (1366 x 768) 16:9 Direct-View outdoor-readable display with resistive multi-touch
- 10/100/1000 gigabit Ethernet and triple RF-passthough (GPS, mobile broadband and WLAN)
Wireless LAN: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (802.11ac, dual band, 2x2, up to 867 Mbps) with Bluetooth® 4.0 + vPro™
Mobile broadband** : Optional Dell Wireless 5570E single-mode HSPA+ card with A-GPS.
GPS: Optional SiRFstarV™ dedicated GPS and antenna
- Steel-reinforced cable lock slot
Contactless SmartCard reader
Optional fingerprint reader
ControlVault™ advanced authentication
Dell Security Tools
Dell Data Protection |Encryption
NIST SP800-147 secure platform
Dell Backup and Recovery
- High-quality speaker, integrated noise-reducing array microphones, stereo headphone/microphone combo jack,
Optional integrated FHD video front webcam with privacy shutter, available 8MP rear camera with LED flash.
Customizable RGB backlit keyboard; Optional rubberized RGB backlit keyboard (English only); Resistive touchpad, Resistive glove-capable 5-point multi-touch screen.
Ports, Slots & Chassis
- Ports: USB 3.0 (2*), USB 2.0, native RS-232 serial port, RJ-45 gigabit Ethernet network connector, stereo headphone/microphone combo jack, pogo-pin docking connector, VGA, HDMI
Slots: Memory card reader*, ExpressCard 54 mm or PCMCIA (* Selecting ExpressCard or PCMCIA replaces 1 USB 3.0 port and memory card reader); M.2 slots (2 internal)
Optional docking: Rugged desk dock, third-party vehicle docking*
Optional Quick-Disconnect peripherals: Rubber handle, nylon handle, shoulder strap, hand strap.
Dimensions and weight*
Dimensions: (WxDxH) 12.2” x 8.6” x 1.6” (311 x 219 x 39 mm)
Weight: Starting at 6.0 lbs. (2.72 kg) with 4-cell battery
- 65W AC adapter; Optional 90W auto/air DC adapter
4-cell (58 Whr) lithium-ion battery; Optional 4-cell (51 Whr) long life cycle lithium-ion battery with 3 year warranty
- Regulatory model: P18T
Regulatory type: P18T001 Energy Star 6.0, EPEAT
MIL-STD-810G testing*: Transit drop (72”,60”,48”; single unit; 78 drops), operating drop (36”), blowing rain, blowing dust, blowing sand, vibration, functional shock, humidity, salt fog, altitude, explosive atmosphere, solar radiation, thermal extremes, thermal shock, freeze/thaw, tactical standby to operational
Operating thermal range: -20°F to 145°F (-29°C to 63°C);
Non-operating range: -60°F to 160°F (-51°C to 71°C)
IEC 60529 ingress protection*: IP-65 (dust-tight, protected against pressurized water)
Hazardous locations: ANSI/ISA.12.12.01 certification capable* (Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C,D)
Electromagnetic interference: MIL-STD-461F certified with compliant power adapter*
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
- Intel vPro™ technology’s advanced management features on i5/i7 configurations