Feeds
70%
Dell XT2 XFR Rugged

Dell Latitude XT2 XFR ruggedised laptop

A tablet to take for the rough and tumble

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

However, closer inspection revealed the touchscreen wasn’t responding. Even after a couple of hours of it being switched on it still remained oblivious to my finger prods. Weary at the thought of another review sample switchover – and no doubt a few raised eyebrows from Dell – I was relieved when it sprang back into life after a few more hours at room temperature.

Dell XT2 XFR Rugged

Wish you were here? The XT2 XFR on its hols

The ‘5’ part of the laptop’s IP-54 certification means it’s protected from dust, while the ‘4’ indicates it can cope with water splashing against any side of the chassis (rainfall being a prime example). For once I was glad of some heavy rain and promptly took the laptop outside to give its water-resistant credentials a test. A good dosing later, I dried the laptop off then checked inside the various waterproof covers that keep the ports safe – all were free of water and the laptop worked perfectly.

Benchmark Tests

PCMark Vantage Results

Dell XT2 XFR Rugged

Longer bars are better

Dell XT2 XFR Rugged

Longer bars are better

Battery Life Results

Dell XT2 XFR Rugged

Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better

Performance isn’t key here, but no laptop review is complete without a few graphs. The SU9600 processor managed to achieve a respectable overall score in PCMark Vantage, and the SSD helped boost the HDD score to 20,784, which is well above what traditional drives get. 3DMark Vantage wouldn’t run, but given the integrated graphics it’s safe to assume the score wouldn’t have flattered.

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Next page: Verdict

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.