Rugged PC Review’s full review of the Dell Latitude E ATG semi-rugged notebook. Dell’s Latitude laptops are well-respected business machines, and the ATG- branded editions ratchet these hard-wearing corporate workhorses. Dell Latitude E ATG – 14″ – Core i5 M – 4 GB RAM – GB SSD – English overview and full product specs on CNET.

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The case itself may or may not be part of this rigid framework, but the overall design is almost always intricate and quite involved.

Dell Latitude E6430 ATG – 14″ – Core i5 3340M – 4 GB RAM – 128 GB SSD – English

None of those trends were particularly advantageous for semi-rugged notebooks. The contoured and very light bottom half at first looks like thin plastic, but it’s actually very thin magnesium. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper. Laptops by Joshua Goldman Dec 12, Laptops by Justin Jaffe Dec 19, Compared even to other semi-rugged laptops, the 6e430 Latitude E ATG leads the pack in terms of performance, durability, and battery life.

Dell Latitude E ATG – 14″ – Core i5 M – 4 GB RAM – GB SSD – English Overview – CNET

There is no rubber seal around the perimeter of the housing, and there are several openings for the fan, heat exchanger, optical drive and mass storage. On the left side, from left to right, are a USB 2. Display Displays keep changing. Laptops by Gordon Gottsegen Dec stg, We reviewed a lot of laptops in The ATG’s screen has a perfect horizontal viewing angle.


Dell Latitude E6430 ATG

Here, it also becomes immediately obvious that the ATG is not a water- or dust-proof unit. In front of it are two large rubberized mouse buttons.

Also of note are the rear corner guards see right that do double-duty by a providing a good deal of extra protection against scratching, and b include hinged protective covers for the ATG’s interface ports.

Unlike most notebooks, the ATG doesn’t have any removable doors in its bottom plate to provide access to RAM memory and internal expansion slots.

A couple of interesting detail are worth mentioning: Optional 3-year premium support with 24×7 global availability. The picture below shows that d6430 can also look at it from above without the image changing. For even longer battery life, Dell offers a secondary media bay battery. As far back asDell gave the ATG a display that had its screen cover optically bonded to the LCD, thus eliminating the reflections from the LCD surface, eliminating the need to AR-coat the bottom of the screen cover, and eliminating the air gap.

Once again, there is a total absence of annoying reflections on both screens, indicating the superiority of semi-matte display surfaces for this sort of deployment. Is the speedy Dell ATG one of them? The results are as follows: Resistive touchscreen optionally available. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Ag the keyboard is the unit’s touch pad.

Since Dell’s semi-rugged and rugged models are loosely based on the Latitude consumer laptop line, the ATG and XFR models have had wide-format displays for years. Best tablets and accessories for Christmas gifts: However, unlike fully-rugged notebooks that are designed to survive brutal punishment, the emphasis here is on immunity to more minor mishaps that can be addressed with a spill-resistant keyboard, port covers, shock-mounted hard drive and LCD, and a sturdy magnesium base.


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Rugged PC – Rugged Notebooks: Dell Latitude E ATG

Maybe that accounted for the difference, or perhaps the new screen is different. Intel Core i7 QM 2. So, details like letters are bigger. That said, “semi-rugged” means only IP5x sealing protected against dust instead of the IP65 rating which would mean fully protected against dust and also to water spray from all over of the XFR.

With the ATG idling along, we saw as little as 6. If port replication and additional ports aren’t needed, the FirstCradle, shown above to the right, is a lighter just w6430. But let’s take a closer look at the Dell ATG.

Laptops by Dan Ackerman Dec 19, For those interested in how the semi-rugged ATG compares inside to the fully-rugged XFR, agg picture below shows them side-by-side. It’s a subdued design, especially compared to the tough and macho XFR, but one with its own quiet elegance.