Tablets are our most loyal traveling companions. Whether they’re confronted with intense conditions are not, they’re there to provide you with a wealth of tools. However, if your daily routine does demand a durable, sturdy machine, then the Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme should catch your eye.

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Make no mistake, this is a device Dell intentionally built for the “world’s toughest jobs and harshest environments.” It’s extraordinarily mobile, weighing only 2.82 pounds. Moreover, its dimensions — 96 by 12.3 by 8 — bestows the 7212 with a compact size, reducing the hassle with carrying it around.

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet (Image: Dell)

Of course, the flagship marketing point for the Latitude 7212 — which it inherited from its predecessor, the 7202 — is the dependable quality of its build. Its chassis has endured “extensive military-grade MIL-STD 810G testing” to guarantee you a partner that will remain unscathed from physical disasters. If you work outside, you can take comfort in knowing that the 11.6-inch, glove-touch enabled screen will be readable regardless of sunlight. Of course, the shock resistant materials that compose the 7212 allow it to survive any physical hardships.

While its exterior is commendable, Dell didn’t cheap out with the 7212’s interior, either. Sixth and seventh generation Intel Cores power the tablet, so it’s well-equiped to help you when you’re working on the trail. Windows 7 and 10 are supported, too. Furthermore, the 7212’s battery can last up to 19 hours, meaning it won’t give out on you. Plus, the Latitude 7212 contains two optional features, a GPS and integrated 4GLTE, to ensure it operates steadily. A USB Type-C port will enable you to connect your 7212 to a plethora of devices, while its pogo pins situated on its bottom allow for some backwards compatibility with older accessories.

Thus far on Twitter, first impressions regarding the 7212 seem to be favorable, with one user noting how action hero Rambo might be drawn to the brand-new tablet:

You can purchase a Dell Latitude 7212 right now. $1,899 is the starting price, although additional accessories, such as straps and handles, are available to enhance your Dell Rugged experience. According to Dell’s online store, units will start shipping on September 26.

Dell Latitude 7212 with its Keyboard Cover with Kickstand accessory (Image: Dell)