Dell’s Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet Gets Quad-Core CPUs & 1000-Nits Display

Monday, November 4th, 2019 - Tablets, Teknologi

Dell’s Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet Gets Quad-Core CPUs & 1000-Nits Display

Dell has introduced a new version of its high end 12-inch Latitude Rugged Extreme tablet, the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme. Like other ruggedized PCs, the new 7220 is designed to reliably work in harsh environments, offering against scapes, drops, and material ingresses of all kinds. At a high level, Dell's latest ruggedized tablet largely carries over their earlier designs – making it compatible with 'most' of the accessories developed for them – but now it has been upgraded to a quad-core Intel Core 8th Generation CPU, a 1000 nits display, as well as the latest in connectivity technologies.

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Dell has a history of offering fully-rugged tablets that goes back to 2015, and with the Latitude 7220 RE they are now on their third generation tablet. Just like its predecessors, the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme tablet comes in the MIL-STD-810G-certified 24-mm thick chassis designed to withstand operating drops, thermal extremes (-29°C to 63°C (20°F to 145°F), dust, sand, humidity, blowing rain, vibration, functional shock and all other kinds of physical impact. The tablet is also MIL-STD-461F certified, meaning that the Latitude 7220 RE is both designed to avoid leaking electromagnetic interference, as well as being able to resist it.

Because of the significant chassis bulk required meet the durability requirements for a ruggedized device, the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is neither small nor light; the device weighs in 1.33 kilograms, which is comparable to a full-blown 13.3-inch notebook. In fact, the new model is 60 grams heavier than the previous-generation Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme.

From a technology perspective, one of the key improvements with the Latitude 7220 RE is its new display panel, which offers a peak luminance of 1000 nits and should be bright enough to provide decent image quality even under direct sunlight. The brightness of the screen can now be regulated on the front panel of the tablet, which should be rather convenient. Meanwhile, the tablet no longer has a dedicated Windows button, but the latter is still present on Dell’s optional IP65-rated keyboard cover with kickstand.

Under the hood of the new tablet is Intel’s 8th Generation Core i3/i5/i5 (Whiskey Lake) processor, which offers two or four cores along with Intel’s UHD Graphics 630. Depending on exact tablet SKU, that CPU can be accompanied by 8 GB or 16 GB of LPDDR3 memory and a PCIe 3.0 x4-based Class 35 or Class 40 M.2 SSD, with capacities ranging from 128 GB to 2 TB. The system can be powered by two hot-swappable batteries, each with a 34 Wh capacity (by default, the system includes only one), though Dell isn't promoting specific battery life figures since they expect the tablet's customers to have a pretty varied range of use cases.

Meanwhile, Dell's latest ruggedized tablet has also received a communications upgrade. The tablet not only offers Wi-Fi 5/6 and Bluetooth (which can be hardware disabled for military-bound devices), but also can include an optional Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 4G/LTE modem, as well as a FirstNet module to access networks for first responders.

As for wired I/O, the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme includes a USB 3.1 Type-C connector that can be used for charging and external display connectivity, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, an optional micro RS-232 port, a POGO connector for the keyboard, and a 3.5-mm audio jack for headsets. The tough tablet also features rear and front cameras, an SD card reader, an optional contactless smart card reader, as well as a touch fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, notably unlike its predecessor, the 7220 no longer includes a GbE port, VGA, HDMI, nor some other legacy I/O options.

As far as security is concerned, Dell’s Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme can be configured to cover all the bases. The tablet has a fingerprint reader, Dell’s ControlVault advanced authentication, Intel vPro remote management, a TPM 2.0 module, optional encryption for SSDs, and NIST SP800-147 secure platform.

Specifications of the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme Tablets
 Latitude 12 7212
2017
Latitude 7220
2019
LCDDiagonal11.6"11.6"
Resolution1920×1080
FeaturesOutdoor-readable display with gloved multi-touch AG/AR/AS/Polarizer and Gorilla GlassBrightness: 1000 cd/m²
Outdoor-readable, anti-glare, anti-smudge, polarizer, glove-capable touchscreen
CPUDual-Core 7th Gen Intel Core i5 CPUs (Skylake-U)
Dual-Core 7th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs (Kaby Lake-U)
Intel Core i7-8665U: 4C/8T vPro Intel Core i5-8365U: 4C/8T vPro
Intel Core i3-8145U: 2C/4T
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520/620
(24 EUs)
Intel UHD Graphics 630
(24 EUs)
RAM8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR38 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3-2133
Storage128 GB SATA Class 20 SSD
256 GB SATA Class 20 SSD Opal 2.0 SED
256 GB SATA Class 20 SSD
256 GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD Opal 2.0 SED
512 GB SATA Class 20 SSD Opal 2.0 SED
512 GB SATA Class 20 SSD
512 GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD
1 TB SATA Class 20 SSD
1 TB PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs:

Class 35: 128 GB;

Class 40: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB;

Class 40 SED: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB.

WirelessWi-Fi,
Bluetooth options
Wireless LAN Options:

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 with Bluetooth 4.2 + vPro Mobile broadband

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 + No Bluetooth 4.2 Wireless Card

Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band (2×2) Wireless Adapter+ Bluetooth 4.1

Wireless LAN Options:

Intel Wireless-AC 9560, 2×2, 802.11ac with Bluetooth 5.0

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 2×2, 802.11ax with MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 2×2, 802.11ax with MU-MIMO, without Bluetooth

Mobile Broadband
(optional)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A for Win 10 (DW5811e Gobi5000) for Worldwide (Windows 7 and 10 options)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A for Win 10 (DW5811e Gobi5000) for AT&T (Windows 7 and 10 options)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A for Win 10 (DW5811e Gobi5000) for Verizon (Windows 7 and 10 options)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A for Win 10 (DW5811e Gobi5000) for Sprint (Windows 7 and 10 options)
Dell Wireless 5816e multi-mode Gobi 5000 4G LTE WAN Card (Japan/ANZ only)
DW5821E Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 4G/LTE Wireless WAN card for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
GPSDedicated u-blox NEO-M8 GPS card
AdditionalDual RF-passthough (Wi-Fi and mobile broadband), Near field communication (NFC)?
USB3.11 × USB 3.0 Type-C w/ DP, PD
3.01 × USB 3.0 Type-A
CamerasFrontFront-facing camera5 MP RGB + IR FHD webcam with privacy shutter
BackRear-facing camera with flash LED8 MP rear camera with flash and dual microphone
SecurityOptional Security includes:

TPM 2.0;
ControlVault advanced authentication;
Dell Security Tools;
Dell data protection encryption;
Contactless SmartCard reader; Fingerprint reader.

Steel reinforced cable lock slot

Optional Security includes:

TPM 2.0;
ControlVault advanced authentication;
Dell Security Tools;
Dell data protection encryption
Contactless/Contacted SmartCard reader;
Fingerprint reader;
NIST SP800-147 secure platform;
Dell Backup and Recovery.

Other I/OTRRS audio jack, micro RS-232 (optional), POGO, SD Card reader, etc.
Battery34 Wh Primary battery34 Wh Primary
(ExpressCharge)
34 Wh Secondary (optional?)
DimensionsWidth312 mm | 12.3 inch312.2 mm | 12.29 inch
Height203 mm | 8 inch203 mm | 8 inch
Thickness24 mm | 0.96 inch24.4 mm | 0.96 inch
Weight1270 grams (tablet)1330 grams (tablet)
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro with Windows 7 Professional Downgrade (64 bit) – Skylake CPU required
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Regulatory and Environmental ComplianceMIL-STD-810GTransit drop (48”/1.22m; single unit; 26 drops), operating drop (36”/0.91m), blowing
rain, blowing dust, blowing sand, vibration, functional shock, humidity, salt fog, altitude, explosive atmosphere,
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 thermal range-60°F to 0°F (-51°C to 71°C)
IEC 60529 ingress protectionIP-65 (dust-tight, protected against pressurized water)
Hazardous locationsANSI/ISA.12.12.01 certification capable (Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C,D),
CAN/CSA C22.2
ANSI/ISA.12.12.01 certification capable (Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C,D)
Electromagnetic interferenceMIL-STD-461F certifiedMIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-461G
Optional AccessoriesDell Desktop Dock for the Rugged Tablet,
Dell Dock WD15,
Dell Power Companions,
Kickstand and Rugged RGB Backlit Keyboard cover,
Shoulder Strap,
Soft and Rigid Handle options,
Chest Harness,
Cross Strap, Active Pen,
Backpack Modules,
Dell monitors,
Dell Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Rugged Tablet Dock
Keyboard with Kickstand
Havis Vehicle Dock
PMT Vehicle Dock
Gamber-Johnson Vehicle Dock
Carrying accessories
Scanner module
Extended I/O module
Dell monitors (with USB-C or over a USB-C-to-DP adapter)
Dell wireless keyboard and mice
PriceStarting at $1,899

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme tablet is now available from Dell starting at $1,899.

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