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Acer Swift 5 vs. Dell XPS 15

Mark Coppock/Digital Trends Some laptops, like Dell’s XPS 15, aim to be all-around performers and fit well in a variety of environments. Others, like Acer’s 2019 Swift 5, are laser-focused on a single attribute — in this case, on being the lightest 15-inch laptop in the world. Is it better to be a Jack of […]

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Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme

Contrary to appearances, the Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (starts at $ 3,499; $ 5,124 as tested) is not bulletproof. It won’t shrug off lightning strikes. A jackhammer will send it to the scratch-and-dent pile. But for other risks of the road and use in the field, from keyboard water spills to six-foot drops, the […]

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Dell Latitude 5424 Rugged

Shop for an extra-sturdy laptop, and you’ll encounter vague, overlapping terms like fully rugged, semi-rugged, and business-rugged. Officially, Dell refers to the Latitude 5424 Rugged (starts at $ 1,429; $ 3,301 as tested) as semi-rugged, meaning it’s not as indestructible as the flagship Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme—instead of a six-foot drop when closed, for example, […]