Dell Latitude E6400 XFR: Rugged 14.1″ Wide Notebook PC

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Specifications

Display: Ruggedized 14.1″ Sunlight-readable Wide TFT LCD
GPU: 256MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M and Intel 4500MHD
CPU: 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
HDD: 128GB SSD
Other: MIL-STD 810F (heat, dust, explosive admospheres, salt fog, vibration, pressurized water), IP-65 certified
Dimensions: 2.2″ thick
Weight: 8.5lbs

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Dell‘s Latitude E6400 XFR is the company’s second-generation fully ruggedized XFR notebook PC and it definitely looks the part. The E6400 XFR sports a ruggedized 14.1″ LCD that is sunlight readable. The 14.1″ transflective (Dell calls it DirectVue) LCD is powered by dual GPUs: a 256MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M and an Intel 4500MHD. Videos after the break.

In the following video titled “Dell Latitude E6400 XFR [HD]” a steel ball is dropped on the LCD from about two feet and the LCD is fine. The E6400 XFR meets MIL-STD 810F and is IP-65 certified, which means it can withstand a lot of heat, vibration, salt fog, pressurized water, etc. The ballistic armor protection called PR481 is used for the chassis and offers twice the impact protection as magnesium alloy.

Dell’s QuadCool thermal management technology makes sure that even in extreme heat the XFR is running cool. You might think that 2.2″ is really thick but it is actually 15% thinner than the previous-generation XFR. This second generation XFR is also 5% lighter at 8.5lbs. Here’s another video:

The last-generation XFR, Dell’s Latitude XFR D630 will still cost you a pretty penny: Amazon has it for $4899.00 with a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 14.1″ transflective LCD, 2GB of RAM, 80GB shock-mounted HDD, and Intel’s GMA X3100.

Source: Dell, Engadget

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