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Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

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12" laptop built for real-world performance and security. Featuring a flip-hinge design for versatility in any environment.
Starting at $331300

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Intel® Core i3-4030U (Dual Core, 1.90GHz, 3M cache, 15W)
Operating System
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Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit English/French
Productivity Software
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No Office License Included
Security Software
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No Anti-Virus Software
4GB (1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
Hard Drive
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128GB Mobility Solid State Drive
Graphics Card
Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 4400 (i3 and i5 processors) / 5000 (i7 processors)
11.6" HD (1366x768) Outdoor-Readable Resistive Touchscreen, Mic only
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 802.11 Wireless Card
Primary Battery
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4-cell (58Wh) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™
3 Year Ltd Hware Warranty: Mail-in; Customer supplies box, Dell pays shipping
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

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
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 5808E multi-mode Gobi™ 5000 4G LTE card (US and Canada only: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Rogers, Telus); Optional Dell Wireless 5570E single-mode HSPA+ card.

GPS: Optional SiRFstarV™ dedicated GPS and antenna
Steel-reinforced cable lock slot
SmartCard reader
Contactless SmartCard reader
Optional fingerprint reader
TPM 1.2*
ControlVault™ advanced authentication
Dell Security Tools
Dell Data Protection |Encryption
NIST SP800-147 secure platform
Dell Backup and Recovery

65W AC adapter; Optional 90W auto/air DC adapter

Battery options
4-cell (58 Whr) lithium-ion battery; Optional 4-cell (51 Whr) long life cycle lithium-ion battery with 3 year warranty

Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

Starting Price$4,732.86
Total Savings$1,419.86
Dell Price$3,313.00
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Features & Design

Double your edge
Double your edge
The Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is the first ruggedized device of its kind to feature a flip-hinge display that seamlessly switches between notebook and tablet. With this kind of versatility, you’ll always have the right tool for the job, no matter what conditions you’re facing.
Above-and-beyond strength
Above-and-beyond strength
Push 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 world
Built for the real world
Great 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 is
Made to go wherever your office is
Compact 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 a dedicated GPS.

Long battery life: With up to 7 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 counts
Performance where it counts
Rock-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.
Outstanding security

Only Dell offers a complete portfolio of endpoint security solutions for rugged devices.

Ensure authorized access with a smart card reader, contactless smart card reader, optional fingerprint reader and Dell Data Protection | Security Tools software. 

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.
Vehicle docks and mounting solutions
Vehicle docks and mounting solutions
Choose an ideal solution for your vehicle with a wide range of vehicle docks and mounts by Dell and Havis.
Dell Rugged Desk Dock
Dell Rugged Desk Dock.
Easily transition between workspaces with a desk dock that’s compatible with all Latitude Rugged devices.
Handles and carrying straps
Handles and carrying straps
Make travel even easier with a convenient handle or carrying strap.


Your system comes with Dell’s Limited Hardware Warranty*. If your system encounters an issue that is covered by the warranty that cannot be resolved remotely, Dell will provide a convenient way for your system to be repaired.

When you customize your system you will find these other support options, with ProSupport Plus offering the most complete support service:

ProSupport Plus, Dell’s most complete* support service for PCs and tablets*, is the only support service that can prevent issues before they occur. Dell’s SupportAssist will detect when a hard drive or battery is about to fail, automatically create a case for resolution and notify the customer that the new hardware is on its way. This end to end support service also includes 24x7 priority access to ProSupport engineers who provide help for hardware and software challenges, repair for devices that are accidentally damaged and the ability to keep a hard drive after replacement allowing you to ensure your data is stays secure.*When necessary, Dell will provide onsite* support to ensure repairs are done quickly and conveniently. ProSupport Plus provides all the support essentials that will reduce downtime automatically.
Dell ProSupport* provides direct access to ProSupport engineers who provide help for hardware and software challenges 24x7. Plus, Dell SupportAssist technology remotely monitors PCs and tablets, provides notifications for issues that arise and automatically creates a case to resolve them. When necessary, Dell will provide onsite* support to ensure repairs are done quickly and conveniently.

Accidents happen, and with Dell’s Accidental Damage Service* you can reduce the downtime. We’ll repair a laptop damaged by an electrical surge, liquid spill or drop.

Customization and setup

Deployment services
Our end-to-end deployment services are designed to simplify and accelerate the customization and utilization of your new systems. Dell Deployment Services include everything from order consolidation to coordination of deployment resources.

Managed deployment
Dell Managed Deployment Services are for customers who need a complete, end-to-end deployment solution. Managed deployments are useful within complex logistical environments that require a single point of contact.

Custom factory integration
Dell offers custom factory integration services to help accelerate your system deployments. We can perform a range of services, such as custom configuration, consolidation and integration in our factory so that you can deploy your systems right out of the box.

ImageDirect is a web-based, hosted image management service that enables customers to easily create, manage and load custom images for Dell commercial client systems.

Intel® AMT and Intel vPro™ support — Not supported on Latitude 2100. For Intel AMT and Intel vPro customers, new deployment service options such as unique password prepopulation, pre-configured management settings and no-touch deployment can help ease deployment concerns while saving time and money.

Advanced configuration services — Not available on Latitude 2100. With advanced configuration services (ACS), you can save time and resources by selecting various settings during the purchase process. You can choose to partition your hard drive, select boot order, change BIOS settings and modify various standard software configuration settings.

Asset Recovery Services

Asset Recovery Services offers safe and environmentally appropriate disposal solutions for outdated or end-of-life IT assets. This service includes transportation, flexible logistics, equipment processing, detailed data security and environmental reports at an affordable price.

Ratings & Reviews

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

“Internal power to match its reinforced exterior.”

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Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

Winner: 2015 Red Dot Award for High Design Quality

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Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

“Ruggedized to withstand extreme conditions.”

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Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

Winner: CRN 2014 Tech Innovator Awards

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