Dell Goes ‘Ballistic’ with Design for New Latitude E6400 XFR Rugged Laptop

Dell is breaking barriers when it comes to fully rugged laptops with the introduction of 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.

Dell Latitude E6400 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 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 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 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,
  • Optional Dell ProSupport service offerings.


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 missions.”

“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.”

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

Source: Press Release

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