The Latitude E6400 XFR is the latest upgraded notebook from Dell that sports nothing less than Ballistic Armor that can withstand even hurricanes and desert storms. This is a fully rugged laptop with a frame that is built like a safe. This makes the E6400 XFR to be a very heavy unit, weighing an enormous 8.5 pounds. The latest XFR boasts of a new armoring technology. This technology is Dell’s exclusive PR481 material that the company calls its “Ballistic Armor.” This is a polymer hybrid base that is used in cryogenics and the automotive industry.
This polymer hybrid base brags of a very high strength-to-weight ratio, thereby making the product extremely rugged and tough.
The laptop meets the MIL-STD 810F and IEC specifications. These are military certified tests rated for situations like 3-feet drops, high dust levels, extreme temperatures, and high moisture levels. The E6400 XFR rates highly even in independent specifications like IP64 and IP65. In these tests, water is jetted into a device at 50 MPH. The E6400 XFR comes out with flying colours in these tests too. According to Dell, the E6400 XFR can withstand, in addition to accidental drops and spills, a hurricane and a desert storm.
The unit also features Dell Quadcool fan at its base. This fan pulls heat from a line of metal pipes that run through the computer’s motherboard. The E6400 XFR’s hard drive also carries three layers of protection. The first layer of protection is given by a thermal elastomer material located on the corners of the unit. The second layer is of a hard case shock mount and the final layer of protection is given by rubber shock mounts within the computer chassis. The front bezel of the XFR sports a carrying handle that is equipped with zinc anchors.
The 14-inch LED widescreen, sporting a special anti-reflective surface, of the computer is three times brighter than those of other laptops. The computer houses three USB and FireWire connectors, a multi-media card reader, an ExpressCard slot, and an eSATA port. It also features WWAN, WLAN, and Bluetooth wireless technologies. Being an outdoor laptop, it also features an illuminated keyboard. The graphics are powered by Nvidia Quadro graphics card. The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is available at a price of $4,200.