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Dell Introduces the New Latitude E6400 XFR Rugged laptop with Ballistic Armor Protection
      03/11/09 06:06 PM

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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