Dell rolled out the heavy duty Latitude E6400 XFR notebook, this fully rugged model meets 13 military specifications, including drop tests, sea fog, temperature extremes, thermal shock, and explosive environments. The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR features Ballistic Armor Protection System with PR481 material, it offers twice the impact strength of magnesium alloy, 25 percent higher drop specification than any computer in its class, and structural stability at extreme temperatures.
The PC builder says the E6400 XFR can handle drops of up to four feet with system powered down and closed and up to a three foot drop test with the unit operating and LCD open. Another feature of the Ballistic Armor protection is the PrimoSeal Technology, which protects the internals 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.
Other features of the Dell Latitude E6400 XFR:
QuadCool Thermal Management System allows the XFR to meet the MIL-STD 810F for temperature extremes and enables excellent performance;
A discrete NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M 256MB DDR2 graphics card for much improved performance on graphics-intensive applications;
Extended field use batteries equipped with ExpressCharge enables faster battery re-charge times;
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;
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