Computers & Laptops

Dell India launches rugged notebooks

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 10, 2014

Computer firm Dell India today launched rugged notebooks, made to withstand heavy rains, moisture and over 60 kg weight on to them, with prices starting at Rs 2.29 lakh.

Dell is mainly looking at big organisations in oil and mines, Defence and the infrastructure segment as its potential customers for these products.

“Dell Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme are our first rugged notebook in India. They are meant for people working in harsh weather conditions. The price of Dell Latitude 12 starts at Rs 2.39 lakh and Dell Latitude 14 starts at Rs 2.29 lakh,” Dell India’s Director and General Manager Indrajit Belgundi said at the launch.

The prices will vary depending on the configuration of notebooks.

“These notebooks are available with Intel processors i3 to i7. They contain solid state drives of various capacities starting 128 GB,” Dell India’s Product Manager for Commercial Notebooks and Tablets Suresh Muppavarapu said.

The rugged notebooks can operate in temperatures ranging from minus 29 degree Celsius to 63 degree Celsius, withstand drop of about 6 feet, tolerate blowing dust and rains, Dell officials said.

Latitude 12 has 12—inch display screen which can also be taken out of the notebook for use as tablet. It weighs 2.72 kg, while the weight of Latitude 14 is 3.54 kg.

“The battery back—up for these notebooks will support 8 to 9 hours of working,” Belgundi said.

Published on December 10, 2014

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