Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Rugged Notebook Introduced

Dell’s unveled the Latitude E6400 XFR, a rugged notebook that’s designed to stand up to whatever first responders, and military personnel can throw at it. The E6400 XFR meets and exceeds 13 military specifications.

The Latitude E6400 XFR’s exterior is built from what Dell’s calling ‘Ballistic Armor’ so it can fend off drops and impacts. Its ports are sealed to keep out dust and water. As you can see in the video below the E6400 XFR can take on a LOT of water.

The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR has a starting price of $4,299, but that’s a small price to pay for what amounts to life-saving equipment.

The feature list on this notebook list is impressive.

o Twice the impact strength of magnesium alloy;1

o 25 percent higher drop specification than any computer in its class up to four feet with system powered down and closed and up to 36-inch drop test with the unit operating and LCD open;2

o High compression strength for outstanding impact protection;

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o Structural stability at extreme temperatures; and,

o Scratch resistance providing corrosion protection.

* The Latitude E6400 XFR also features PrimoSeal Technology to enhance protection from dust and liquid with compression gaskets that deliver a higher level of ingress protection, or shielding from dust and moisture, than any system in its class with an IP-65 rating.3

* The fully rugged laptop is engineered and independently tested to more than 13 military standards (MIL STD 810F) for operation in challenging environments.

* The fully rugged laptop shares common images and components with the Dell Latitude E6400 laptops for easy integration into existing environments and enables low ownership costs. The Latitude E6400 XFR also includes:

* Intel Core 2 Duo processors and vProâ„¢ technology for enhanced manageability and advanced security features;

* QuadCool Thermal Management System allows the XFR to meet the MIL-STD 810F for temperature extremes and enables excellent performance a fully configured Latitude E6400 XFR performs up to 90 percent faster than the Panasonic CF30;4

* Up to 167 percent faster than the Panasonic CF30 in graphics-intensive applications;5

* Extended field use batteries equipped with ExpressCharge enables battery re-charge up to two times faster than Panasonic CF-30;6

* At 2.2 inches thick and starting at 8.5 pounds, the Latitude E6400 XFR is 15 percent thinner and up to 5 percent lighter than the previous generation XFR;7

* Field-ready options include an in-vehicle docking solution, 12-cell rugged battery slice, E-family docking and legacy I/O adapter;

* Large 14.1-inch wide display including DirectVue Technology – customers can work in direct sunlight on a screen that features impact resistance; and,

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