Ruggedized Latitude Notebook from Dell

Many of our customers have asked Dell to design a rugged notebook designed for outdoor use in harsh conditions. The Latitude ATG D620 (All Terrain Grade) is our first product for this category. 

So what was the most common request from customers? A bright, reinforced screen suitable for outdoor use. This notebook features a 14.1-inch display with an ambient light sensor, a glass overlay, and a non-reflective coating. It's also one-and-a-half times brighter than most mainstream corporate notebooks for better viewing in bright sunlight.

Beyond that, other features that make this a ruggedized notebook include:

  • A reinforced hard drive and LCD display so that it can withstand things other notebooks can't
  • High-durability textured paint on the back and edges of the display to help protect from nicks and scrapes
  • A lighted, dust and spill-resistant keyboard for low light environments
  • A rear port cover to protect the notebook from moisture or dust

The ATG notebook also meets the military’s rigorous standards (see below the video player for more details) for vibration, humidity and altitude and is designed to protect against accidental bumps, moisture and other elements common for customers that work in the field. The Latitude ATG is available today for U.S. customers, and will be available in other regions in the coming weeks.

In this vlog, Greg Dvorak from the Latitude development team takes you through some of the unique features of the new notebook.

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I don't usually include legal disclaimers, but since some of you might be interested in the specifics: Based on independent third-party testing, the Latitude ATG D620 meets MIL-STD 810F standards for vibration (Method 514, Proc I, Cat. 20 & 24), humidity (Method 507.4), and Altitude (Method 500.4 Low Pressure, Proc. I; Operational up to 10,000 feet).  For dust, the ATG D620 met MIL-STD 810F standards (Method 510.4, Proc. I) for all D-module options (2nd HDD, 2nd battery, Air Bay) except optical drives.

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