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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For a good number of years they atf progressively larger, wider, and glossier. 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.

The results are as follows: Some are offering screen brightness of up to 1, nits, and optical treatments are continually refined. The bottom half of the housing then comes off, and there aren’t any wires or connectors that connect the two halves to worry about.

A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the nose by Dan Ackerman. The image to the right shows the solid state disk installed in our review ATG. And while glossy displays look wonderfully vibrant indoors, reflections can make them all but useless outdoors. Docks and cradles Semi-rugged laptops like the Dell ATG are often used in vehicles and other places where they must be docked and secured.

Those using the ATG with Windows 8 may want to get the touch screen; for Windows 7, the upgrade price is steep and resistive touch doesn’t offer much additional value. Dell homepage Dell notebook section Latitude E Series. They are made of tough plastic, snap into place, and are secured with three small screws each.


Atf just ahead of CESthe updated two-in-one gets a premium redesign and improved pen functionality. For those interested in how the semi-rugged ATG compares inside to the fully-rugged XFR, the picture below shows them side-by-side. We do wish the consumer E’s optional higher resolution x pixel display would be available for the ATG. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. A perfect viewing angle means you can look at the screen from any angle, horizontal or vertical, and the image clarity, brightness and color never changes.

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite 6e430 laptops with inch display-diagonal weigh as much. It’s not as extreme, heavy, and expensive as Dell’s fully rugged Latitude XFR, but it’s definitely much tougher than a standard Latitude. All of the listed machines can be purchased with processor, memory and disk options that greatly affect performance.

Optical Storage Drive Type. Memory Max Supported Size. This latest fortified laptop model means Dell has something to offer to customers who want a computer that can handle more abuse than run-of-the-mill consumer notebooks, but without the cost of the full rugged treatment as in Dell’s own E XFR.

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The ATG’s measures 14 arg diagonally and has a Video Output Discrete Graphics Processor. But what about 4th generation “Haswell” chips? We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.


Even though the current ATG and XFR models stem from different Latitude generations, overall architecture is remarkably similar with many components found in the same place. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used.

The picture to the right shows the bottom inside of the ATG after the bottom cover has been removed. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional bit Edition. The two pictures below show the right top and left 6e430 side of the unit with all protective doors in the open position.

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

It is a 9-cell affair that packed a full 97 watt-hours and looked like another 3-cell extension had been grafted onto the also-available 60 watt-hour standard battery. Power and Battery Life The days when a couple of hours of battery life was enough for a laptop are long gone. Consumer laptops often don’t even have a lock to secure the LCD case against the lower part of the device, but in rugged and semi-rugged laptops that’s a necessity to protect the LCD from breaking should the computer get dropped.

Part of the problem is that there really is no official definition of what “semi-rugged” means. The other part is that what generally falls into the “semi-rugged” category doesn’t sound very impressive.