Dell is breaking barriers when it comes to fully rugged laptops with the
introduction of the Latitude
XFR. Engineered to meet the needs of even the most demanding
customers in the harshest environments, the system meets a higher drop
specification and offers a greater level of dust and moisture protection
than any fully-rugged laptop in its class. The system is available today
in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.
It starts at $4,299 and more information is available at www.dell.com/xfr.
Designed for the military, first responders, oil & gas environments,
manufacturing floors, field technicians and homeland security, the
Latitude E6400 XFR features the Dell-exclusive Ballistic Armor
Protection System featuring PR-481, which leverages a high-strength
substance used for applications such as cryogenics, aircraft
components, military equipment and medical devices. Features of
Ballistic Armor include:
Twice the impact strength of magnesium alloy;1
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
High compression strength for outstanding impact protection;
Structural stability at extreme temperatures; and,
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
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
Intel Core 2 Duo processors and vPro™ 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
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,
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
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"Public-sector customers demand performance and reliability in
challenging environments,” said Frank Muehleman, vice president and
general manager of the Dell North America Public Business Group. "That
is why we developed the Latitude E6400 XFR and why we’ll continue to
develop tailored technologies to help our customers achieve their
"Customers who use rugged laptops have unique needs beyond mainstream
business notebooks. With the Latitude E6400 XFR we have listened and are
delivering,” said Brett McAnally, director, Dell Product Group. "We
incorporated innovations on behalf of our customers to create a
one-of-a-kind system that offers advanced security, more durability, and
exceptional ease-of-use for an overall user experience that’s simply
unmatched in the industry today.”
Dell will showcase the Latitude XFR E6400 at this week’s Federal Office
Systems Exposition (FOSE),
held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.,
in booth 1001.
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1 Based on Solvay Advanced Polymers white paper commissioned
by Dell comparing the dynamic load bearing ability of PR481™ hybrid
polymer vs. traditional magnesium alloy, December 2008.
2 Based on competitive analysis conducted January 2009 and
3rd party testing of Latitude E6400 XFR using MIL-STD-810F, Method
516.5, Procedure IV (Transit Drop) + Modified MIL-STD-810F, Method
516.5, Procedure IV (Operating Transit Drop). Operating and open:
36-inch, 26 Drops on each face onto 2-inch plywood over concrete, system
equipped with SSD. Passed with single test unit. Non-Operating and
Closed: 48-inch, 26 Drops on each face onto 2-inch plywood over concrete.
3 Based on competitive analysis conducted January 2009 and
3rd party testing of Latitude E6400 XFR using IEC 60529 test standard.
4 Based on PCMark05 benchmark testing by Dell Labs in
February 2009 comparing Latitude E6400 XFR with Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
(2.66GHz), 128GB SSD, and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M vs. Panasonic CF-30
with Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 (1.6GHz), 160GB 5400rpm SATA HDD, and
Mobile Intel 945GM Express. Actual performance will vary based on
configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.
5 Based on 3DMark06 benchmark testing by Dell Labs in
February 2009 comparing fully configured Latitude E6400 XFR with Intel
Core 2 Duo P9600 (2.66GHz), 128GB SSD, and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M vs.
Panasonic CF-30 with Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 (1.6GHz), 160GB 5400rpm
SATA HDD, and Mobile Intel 945GM Express. Actual performance will vary
based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.
6 Based on testing by Dell Labs in February 2009 comparing
fully configured Latitude E6400 XFR with 6-cell battery, Intel Core 2
Duo P9600 (2.66GHz), 128GB SSD, and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M vs. Panasonic
CF-30 with one Lithium Ion: 10.65V, 8550mAh battery, Intel Core 2 Duo
SL9300 (1.6GHz), 160GB 5400rpm SATA HDD, and Mobile Intel 945GM Express.
Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and
7 Starting weight with 6-cell battery and SSD. Weights vary
depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.