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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However, unlike fully-rugged notebooks that are designed to survive brutal punishment, the emphasis here is on immunity to more minor mishaps that can be addressed with a spill-resistant keyboard, port covers, shock-mounted hard drive and LCD, and a sturdy magnesium base. Best tablets and accessories for Atgg gifts: Dell’s history in rugged notebooks It’s always good to know how things came about, and here’s the ATG’s history.

Atv is, the new materials more clearly describe what those terms actually mean.

Cache Memory Installed Size. 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 ATG highlights: There usually is a rigid magnesium or aluminum frame upon which the various components and sub-components are mounted on. Secondary functions are in small orange labels. But let’s take a closer look at the Dell ATG.

In this era of “retina” displays and smartphones with full x pixel p resolution, however, the ATG’s screen lis beginning to look a little coarse. Dell Inspiron 17 RadeonCore i7 U, As of this writing AugustDell’s semi-rugged ATG laptops can be ordered with a choice of four processors. This is the worst possible scenario for transmissive displays, and it absolutely pushes the limit with what is possible today via combinations of direct bonding and optical treatments.


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.

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Part of the problem is that there really is no official definition of what “semi-rugged” means. There are e430 many references to various trademarked Dell terms such as “Tri-Metal”, “ExpressCharge” batteries, “StrikeZone,” “ImageWatch” and similar, but that’s what everyone does. 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.

The case itself may or may not be part of this rigid framework, but the overall design is almost always intricate and quite involved. With Windows power settings to “Power Saver” and screen brightness all the way to minimum which is still quite viewable indoorswe saw as low as 7.

Tablets by Joshua Goldman Dec 13, The contoured and very light bottom half at first looks like thin plastic, but it’s actually very thin magnesium. Wtg the time, we termed it “definitely readable in sunlight.

The drawback is that it doesn’t respond to pressure like from a stylus or when wearing gloves.

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with inch display-diagonal weigh as much. Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. At that rate, you still get 5.

Dell Latitude E ATG – External Reviews

The results are as follows: Years ago, laptop screens became totally unreadable under such conditions. Display Displays keep changing. First a few words about the battery situation in the ATG. The Dell ATG is no different. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. Laptops afg Justin Jaffe Dec 19, The graph to the right shows power draw with the machine set to the “Extended Battery Life” setting, which turns off unneeded ports and other non-essential settings.


HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close by Lori Grunin. We’ve rarely seen a notebook where components, frames, conduits and everything else are this well interlocking and integrated. It’s a very well-engineered unit and it’s quite clear that a lot of thought went into its design. Notebook Camera Integrated Webcam. Made to please creative 6e430 Debuting just ahead of CESafg updated two-in-one gets a premium redesign and improved pen functionality.

Dell Latitude E6430 ATG

Are ATG customers missing out? 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. 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.

Networking Data Link Protocol. The methods Dell applied reduced overall reflectivity and resulted in a very good effective contrast ratio.

The SSD has soft rubber isolators on each side, adding further protection, and it’s externally accessible for quick removal upon undoing two small screws, something enterprises and government agencies increasingly demand for security reasons. Our sample unit came with the largest of three available primary batteries. Standard 3-year next business day on-site service after remote diagnosis. Combined with native USB 3.

The system has a For a detailed comparison of these four processors, see here.