Dell Latitude 7030 review – Durable and rugged Windows 11 tablet

Latitude 7030 review

Dell Technologies offers a rugged extreme tablet by name of Latitude 7030. This is a 10-inch tablet running Windows 11 and is highly durable and lightweight. It is quite expensive though with prices starting from 3740 USD.

Latitude 7030 review

The Dell Latitude 7030 comes equipped with a 12th generation Intel Core series processor that is backed by up to 32GB of memory, and up to 2TB of NVMe SSD.

Latitude 7030 is highly durable and Dell has conducted a drop test from approximately 1.2m, and ran it between -29 to 63℃. While we definitely did not do this to our review unit, we do not doubt Dell or Latitude 7030’s capability.

Latitude 7030 is also IP65 compliant dust/splash resistance. Dell claims it is the world’s lightest 10-inch Windows tablet, making it possible to use it under harsh conditions.

Latitude 7030 specifications

The main specifications include an Intel Core i3-1210U / Core i5-1240U / Core i7-1260U processor, 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB NVMe SSD, and a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel non-glossy LCD display with maximum brightness of 1,000 cd/sq. m. Choice of OS includes Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro.

In terms of security, Latitude 7030 supports TPM 2.0 ControlVault, a hardware-based encryption tool. Other options include facial recognition and fingerprint authentication using a Windows Hello-compatible infrared camera, a webcam privacy shutter, and contact and contactless smart card readers.

On the network side, Latitude 7030 supports Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, GPS, etc. In addition to the built-in 36Whr battery, you can also choose from two hot-swappable 18Whr batteries. Optional accessories include a rigid bundle for carrying, a passive pen, a detachable keyboard, and a hand strap.