Those who work out in the field need a laptop that can withstand harsh environments and unpredictable events. We’ve reviewed a few rugged laptops in our time, but these are niche devices made by only a handful of companies. Fortunately, Dell is expanding its range of durable laptops with the Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme.
These are successors to a pair of critically acclaimed laptops we reviewed back in 2019. I gave the Latitude 5420 Rugged and Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme high ratings for their seemingly indestructible chassis, bright displays, long battery life and comfortable RGB keyboards. We did our own durability testing on this pair and found that they could withstand being exposed to running water and survive 3-foot and 6-foot drops.