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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That means first removing the two rear corner guards rubberized plasticand then undo seven small Philips head screws.

Dell Latitude E6430 ATG 14″ Laptop Computer I7-3520m 128gb SSD 8gb RAM Window 7

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Dell Inspiron 15 RadeonCore i7 U, For those interested in how the semi-rugged ATG compares inside to the fully-rugged XFR, the picture below shows them side-by-side. 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.

Unlike the fully-rugged XFR’s complex sealing doors with spring-loaded levers and a locking slider, the ATG’s are just simple flaps that are part of the corner guards. From bottom to top, they are the dual-core 2. Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy.

It’s a very well-engineered unit and it’s quite clear that a lot of thought went into its design. As expected, the internal layout is quite complex, with boards and modules mounted on the main board or onto the internal subframe, very precisely fitting into neatly allocated spaces.

The labeling looks crisp and clean, with none of the busy look that happens when manufacturers print too much onto keys.


Makers of rugged and semi-rugged laptops have negotiated those trends in various ways.

In less than 15 seconds we were back to where we left off after a full shutdown. Audio Output Compliant Standards.

Good thing, too, as the card alone has a TDP of 25 watts. It’s a subdued design, especially compared to the tough and macho XFR, but one with its own quiet elegance. The picture tag shows the two laptops on an open meadow in bright sunshine. Design, look, and feel While sharing Dell’s “Latitude” brand name with all sorts of business-oriented Dell laptops and even tablets, the ATG is really a different animal.

We generally prefer fanless designs for rugged and semi-rugged systems, but even efficient components in ahg class of machine do generate a lot of heat that must be removed to facilitate longevity and performance under less than ideal thermal circumstances.

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.

Display Displays keep changing. Are ATG customers missing out? The ATG display, again, is a good deal brighter, making it easier to use and read. The drawback is that it doesn’t respond to pressure like from r6430 stylus or when wearing gloves. Combined with a variety of optical treatments, makes for good overall outdoor viewability with just a minimum of glare and muted reflection.

While the exterior of the ATG is plain almost to a fault, the guts of the machine are more than impressive.

Dell Latitude E ATG – External Reviews

d6430 Here, it also becomes immediately obvious that the ATG is not a water- or dust-proof unit. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. 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. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Dec 17, Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. 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.


Secondary functions are in small orange labels.

Dell Latitude E6430 ATG

Our sample unit came with the largest of three available primary batteries. Business-oriented graphics card based on the Geforce GT M most probably the new 28nm GF version with slightly reduced clock rates. That’s remarkable as the Nvidia NVS M is really just a entry to mid-level “business graphics” card for specs, see here. Please, switch off ad blockers. Primarily, the protection such devices offer is against accidental spills, and perhaps a bit of rain.

Dell Inspiron 15 RadeonCore i5 U, What’s missing is a legacy serial port; these still come in handy. Ports and connectivity are all around the ATG laptop, including the front that features, besides the prominent carry handle, an unprotected SD Card slot and two speakers.

Microsoft unveils its new Office app for Windows 10 The app will act as a hub for all your Microsoft Office needs. Haswell’s primary benefits are in power efficiency, and as you’ll see, the current ATG is not lacking in that department.

Note that the ATG’s benchmark numbers shine even against powerful and technologically up-to-date competition. In addition, the benchmark results only represent the measured performance of review machines we ztg in our lab at the time of testing. At the time, we termed it “definitely readable in sunlight.

For really rough jobs you’d want the Latitude XFR version. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.