When we think of Dell computers, we tend to think of the types of laptops, desktops and tablets you’d find in your local big box store. The world of rugged computing is a bit more insular and specialized. You won’t find a Durabook, Getac or Panasonic Toughbook under a big yellow price tag logo or in the electronics section of a megastore. But don’t dismiss Dell’s rugged line of laptops. They are often just as good--and in some ways better--than their rugged competition.
Case in point, the Dell Latitude 5414 Rugged. This laptop ain’t playing around.
The Latitude 5414 is an overachiever among semi-rugged laptops, borrowing features from it’s fully-rugged big brother, the Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme, while maintaining the performance and comfort you’d expect from a less durable business laptop.
Durability and Rugged Features
There once was a time when Dell rugged laptops started out as consumer models and were built up from there, like family SUVs retrofitted to become armored vehicles. Those days are long gone. Today’s rugged Dells are tanks, designed from the ground up to perform in the toughest environments.
Constructed from premium materials and using advanced technology, the Dell Latitude 5414 holds up to more abuse than can be expected of a semi-rugged laptop.
- Rubberized corners and rigid design allow it to survive drops up to three feet
- QuadCool™ thermal management technology provides an operating temperature range of -20° to 140° Fahrenheit without loss of performance
- With port covers, water-resistant keyboard and sealing, the 5414 is IP52 certified for protection against dust and liquid ingress
- Low-glare, 1,000-nit screen is easy to read even in bright daylight
- Touch screen technology works with gloves, without gloves or with the included stylus
Rugged laptops are built with a broad range of field work applications in mind. That means they need to connect to any peripheral that you put in front of it. The Dell Latitude 5414 steps up to the plate with four USB ports (three USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0), SD, two serial ports, VGA, HDMI and two gigabit ethernet ports.
Also included is everything you’ll need for wireless connectivity. That includes Dell Wireless 1707 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a dedicated GPS receiver.
Performance Features and Other Bells and Whistles
Built around an Intel Core i5 CPU with vPro technology, the Latitude 5414 offers the same performance, security and management features you would expect from an enterprise business laptop. With up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2TB (that’s 2,000GB) of solid state storage, this laptop won’t fall short on speed and power. The 1080p FHD touchscreen and a customizable RGB backlit keyboard make it a pleasure to use.
|Model Number||Dell Latitude 14 Rugged (5414)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-6300U 2.40GHz|
|Storage||M.2 256GB SSD|
|Optical Drive||DVD Multi Drive|
|Connections & Expansion Slots||
|Network & Communication||
|Battery||Included, but not covered under warranty|
|Ingress Protection Rating||IP52|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|