Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
03/11/09 06:06 PM
Dell Introduces the New Latitude E6400 XFR Rugged laptop with Ballistic Armor Protection

Dell today introduced the Latitude E6400 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

Here is more detailed info and specs for this Dell notebook:

Built for tough environments, the Latitude E6400 XFR is ready out of the box to withstand pounding rain, blowing dust and dirt, extreme temperatures, accidental drops and more.

-Dell?s exclusive Ballistic Armor Protection System featuring PR481 chassis material provides twice the impact strength versus traditional magnesium alloy
-Ballistic Armor enables excellent protection and a higher drop specification than any computer in its class (up to 4 ft)
-The E6400 XFR with PrimoSeal technology has a higher Ingress protection rating (IP65) than
any other fully-rugged notebook
-The XFR shares the image and peripherals with the corporate-class Latitude E6400, helping you achieve system commonality and a lower TCO
-Features Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology, providing built in manageability and advanced security features.
-The QuadCool Thermal Management System allows the XFR to meet the MIL-STD for temperature extremes and enables excellent performance while running the latest Intel Core 2
Duo Processors.
-Extended Field-use batteries (6-cell) equipped with ExpressCharge enables battery recharge
times over 2 times faster than the Panasonic CF-30?s primary battery (9 cell)
-Work in direct sunlight with the large 14.1? wide-aspect LCD featuring DirectVue Technology LCD
-Vehicle docking allows flexibility for police and field technicians to mount systems directly in their vehicles.
-Secure, simple, locking protection doors with PrimoSeal for exceptional protection while working in wet or dusty conditions.

Latitude E6400 XFR specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

Graphics Cards
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M 256MB DDR2
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

14.1? WXGA (1280 x 800) wide-aspect transmissive display with DirectVue technology for outdoor readability.
Available in non-touch or resistive touch versions

Weight & Dimensions:
Starting at: 8.5 lbs/3.87 kg (with 6-cell battery and SSD)
Width: 13.9?/353.06 mm, Depth: 10.1-11.5?/257.6-293.1 mm, Height: 2.2?/55.88 mm

Power Supply:
90 Watt AC adapter with cord wrapping
6-cell primary battery, 12 cell high-capacity rugged battery slice (optional)

Dual Channel DDR2 Memory
Available DIMM Slots: Two Memory slots offering up to 8GB7, Memory Bandwidth: 800MHz

Operating Systems
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
Genuine Windows Vista Business
Genuine Windows Vista Business 64-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Genuine Windows Vista Business with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows? XP Professional

10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet network interface adaptor
56K v924 Internal Modem

Wireless LAN:
Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g), Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11a/g/draft n 2x2)
Intel WiFi Link 5100 [802.11a/g/draft n (1x2)], Intel WiFi Link 5300 [802.11a/g/draft n (3x3)]
Mobile Broadband & GPS:
Dell Wireless 5720 (EvDO & GPS) Mobile Broadband8 Mini Card
Dell Wireless 5530 (Tri-band HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA 2.0 & GPS) Mobile Broadband8 Mini-Card

Bluetooth & Ultra-Wideband:
Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth 2.1 (optional)

Dedicated GPS:
Dedicated GPS & Antenna, SiRFstarIII coming soon

IEEE - 1394, docking connector, USB 2.0 (x4), VGA, Display Port, RJ-11 (optional), RJ-45, eSATA, USB PowerShare, headphone/speaker out, mic (all protected behind sealed doors)
Multi Media
2 speakers, digital microphone Integrated Webcam (optional)

1 Type I/II PCMCIA OR Expresscard/54, 5-in-1 card reader

Optional Peripherals & Docking:
Vehicle Docking Systems, Rugged Battery Slice, Rugged Legacy I/O Adapter, E-Family Deskdock Adapter, Removable LCD Protective Touch Overlay, XFR Shoulder Strap Kit, Spare LCD Pen/Tether Kit,

Modular Options:
E-Family modular bay: 8X DVD-ROM, 24X CDRW/DVD, 8X DVD+/-RW, second Hard Drive or Travel Lite Module

Physical Security:
Steel-reinforced Cable Lock Slots, Battery and Hard Drive Locks.

User & System Security:
Smart Card Reader and Contactless Smart Card Reader (protected behind sealed door)
Fingerprint Reader (optional)
TPM 1.28ControlVault ? secure credential management within a trusted boundary

Network Security:
802.11 Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), 802.11i (WPA2), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 802.1x with EAP modes and compatible with CCX 4.0

Intel 45 Express Chipset

Primary Storage
5400 RPM shock-mounted up to 120GB with free fall sensor
Solid State Drives up to 128GB

Optical Drives

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