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 two pictures below show the right top and left bottom side of the unit with all protective doors in the open position. We would like to see the 1, x pixel option available with standard Latitude models. The system is using Nvidia’s Optimus technology which automatically switches the Nvidia GPU on and off depending on whether it’s needed, thus greatly increasing battery life. In addition, the benchmark results only represent the measured performance of review machines we had in our lab at the time of testing.

Some are still staying with the old 4: The original Latitude ATG see our review was a half-hearted effort and quickly replaced with the ATG D that introduced a superb outdoor-viewable display technology called DirectVue we were impressed; see our full review of the ATG With the ATG idling along, we saw as little as 6.

Part of the problem is that there really is no official definition of what “semi-rugged” means.

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

Dell Inspiron 15 RadeonCore i5 U, As is, the new materials more clearly describe what those terms actually mean. There are still many references to various trademarked Dell terms such as “Tri-Metal”, “ExpressCharge” batteries, “StrikeZone,” “ImageWatch” and similar, but that’s what everyone does. To guard against physical damage, all ports are located behind protective doors.

The case itself may or may not be part of this rigid framework, but the overall design is almost always intricate and quite involved. So if you want to replace memory or one of the PCIe modules, or if maintenance becomes necessary, you have to take the entire bottom plate off.


Business-oriented graphics card based on the Geforce GT M most probably the new 28nm GF version with slightly reduced clock rates. Dell mentions additional MIL-STDG testing that, according to promotional materials, “helps ensure protection e430 extreme temperatures, vibration, dust and high altitudes,” but Dell doesn’t offer specifics on its web page.

Combined with a variety of optical treatments, wtg for good overall outdoor viewability with just a minimum of glare and muted reflection.

If port replication and additional ports aren’t needed, the FirstCradle, shown above to the right, is a lighter just 2. Next to that are the cooling vents for the very non-intrusive fan, then the glide-in caddy for the hard disk or solid state disk.

Some are offering screen brightness of up to 1, nits, and optical treatments are continually refined. This makes the ATG a strong contender for uses and deployments where a standard business laptop may just not be quite tough enough. Resistive touchscreen optionally available. The bottom half of the housing then e640 off, and there aren’t any wires or connectors that connect the two halves to worry about.

Running full p video from disk barely exercised the CPU, raising draw to about 18 agt, with the screen at full bright. WideView, anti-glare, outdoor viewable. Best tablets and accessories for Christmas gifts: Years ago, laptop screens became totally unreadable under such conditions.

You don’t see this sort of detail very often. Dell literature speaks of a “Tri-Metal” casing, referring to the anodized aluminum top inlaid in a coarsely powercoated black framethe magnesium corners and bottom plate, and the steel hinges. Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy. For a good number of years they got progressively larger, wider, and glossier.

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Rugged PC – Rugged Notebooks: Dell Latitude E ATG

It’s a subdued design, especially compared to the tough and macho XFR, but one with its own quiet elegance.

It runs about 30 tests covering CPU, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, memory, and disk and then computes scores for each category and an overall PassMark score. Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. Display Displays keep changing. 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. Even though the internal layout is complex, components such as RAM memory, WiFi ours had a Intel Centrino Ultimate-N half-cardGPS, and other wireless modules, as well as the various antenna blocks, are easily accessible.

Please, switch off ad blockers. A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the nose by Dan Ackerman. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Dec 19, The curved copper tubing is part of the ATG’s thermal management system. All of the listed machines can be purchased with processor, memory and disk options that greatly affect performance.

Our sample unit came with the largest of three available primary batteries.

The picture below shows that you can also look at it from above without the image changing. Dell’s smart solution is a sturdy spring-loaded latch that automatically snaps closed, and opens with a firm push. Overall, the interior of the ATG reveals careful planning and impressive execution.

Dell Latitude E6430 ATG

We don’t know how that differs from the “DirectVue” display enhancements that come with the fully rugged XFR model. We do wish the consumer E’s optional higher resolution x pixel display would be available for the ATG. The Dell ATG is no different.