Dell’s first rugged tablet runs Windows and can be thrown out of one too

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The latest addition to Dell’s Rugged line of rough-and-tough computers is the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet: a burly device that’s designed to be used by anyone from the emergency services to “adventurers” and industrial workers. The company says the device can survive “water spills, sand and dust, drops from over 4 feet and extreme temperatures,” while a maximum battery life of 12 hours and options for mobile broadband and dedicated GPS mean that users don’t have to be near a Starbucks to get some work done.

With a keyboard cover and Windows 8.1 this is essentially a heavy-duty Surface

The Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet features a 11.6-inch touchscreen that works fine with gloves and comes with Dell’s Direct-View technology for better…

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