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Super-rugged Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is tougher than you

Super-rugged Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is tougher than you
Nilay Patel
Nilay Patel|March 9, 2009 11:58 PM

We've always been drawn to the rugged Latitude E6400 ATG, and now we're even more in love -- Dell just announced the second-gen Latitude E6400 XFR. Carrying on in the tradition of the Latitude XFR D630, this newest model is a little more visually amped up than its all-business Latitude roots would suggest, and we'd say some showing off is in order -- not only can the XFR handle the DoD's MIL-STD 810F heat, dust and vibration requirements, the PR481 "ballistic" armor provides twice the impact protection of magnesium alloy and the whole thing is well-sealed enough to handle direct blasts of pressurized water. Inside, you're looking at a Core 2 Duo paired up with both a 256MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M and an integrated Intel 4500MHD driving a sunlight-readable 14.1-inch WXGA display, all in a 2.2-inch thick and 8.5-pound package that's 15 percent thinner and 5 percent lighter than the previous XFR. Yeah, we want one. No detailed pricing yet, but you'll have to save quite a few pennies to get rough with this one -- the starting number is $4,299. Hit up a bunch of pics in the gallery and head after the break for a promo video of the XFR taking quite a beating.

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