It’s the first weekend of a new year, and what better way to start the weekend than with a recap of the first reviews of 2012. This was a slow week, as manufacturers gear up to unveil their latest tech at CES in Las Vegas, but we still managed to get our hands on the rugged Dell Latitude E6420 XFR notebook, the sleek 2012 HP Envy 15, and Nokia’s super-affordable Windows Phone, the Lumia 710.
To say the 14-inch Dell Latitude E6420 XFR could take a licking would be an understatement. The fully rugged MIL-STD tested notebook can withstand anything from 6-foot drops to wind-blown rain, making it ideal for those working in hazardous locations. Equipped with a Core i7 processor, a bright display, and a long-lasting battery, the E6420 XFR can handle heavy-duty tasks without breaking a sweat. But is this rough and tumble notebook worth its $5,612 price tag?