Tuesday, March 4th 2008

Dell Launches IT-Friendly Rugged Laptop

Dell today unveiled its first fully ruggedized laptop, the Latitude XFR D630. The system is one of the only in its class to simplify IT with seamless integration into existing infrastructure and deliver extreme durability without compromising performance. The rugged laptop, intended for government and commercial customers, is available today in the U.S. and starts at $3,899.
  • 23 percent better system performance than the Panasonic CF-30
  • 100 percent commonality with Latitude components and images
  • Unmatched standard Next Business Day Onsite Service
The Latitude XFR D630 meets MIL-STD 810F standards from the Department of Defense for products that operate in extreme temperatures, moisture and altitude, to name a few. The system shares common images and components with Dell’s current line of Latitude laptops to greatly simplify deployment and maintenance. Also, a patent-pending thermal management system allows the rugged laptop to use latest generation technology and deliver up to four times better graphics performance than the Panasonic CF-30.

“The Latitude XFR D630 represents a tectonic shift towards simplicity in the ruggedized laptop space,” said Brett McAnally, director, Dell Product Group. “We are taking a multi-dimensional approach that focuses on simplified deployment, service and durability without sacrificing performance. Major competitors focus their efforts on ‘rugged’ only.”

The Latitude XFR D630 leads major rugged laptop vendors in standard service with Next Business Day On-Site service for major components inside the laptop. Competitors require customers to return systems for service. Dell’s rugged laptop also allows users to service many components in the field.

The Latitude XFR D630 includes several features that keep users productive:
  • Five times more data durability of leading competitors with solid state drives
  • Latitude ExpressCharge charges batteries at least 30 minutes faster than competitors
  • Outdoor readable screen at 500 nits
  • Integrated resistive touch technology to easily interface with the system
  • Shock isolated mounting to help protect hard drive, LCD and core electronic elements
  • Dual locking butterfly mechanisms for easy access to components
  • Sealed keyboard designed to withstand driving rain and dust
Source: Dell
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6 Comments on Dell Launches IT-Friendly Rugged Laptop

who would need this other than the army?:slap:
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hacker111 said:
who would need this other than the army?:slap:
These things are mostly for civil engineers...or people in the construction business.
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My lappy would run and hide if it saw that one very rugged looking.
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this is awesome!

i gotta me one of those...
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ktr said:
These things are mostly for civil engineers...or people in the construction business.
my brother use a dell latitude in Iraq, hes an engineer over there, and the army swears by them. He said he dropped it about teen feet on accident, when they where putting up a building, and the thing didnt even turn off, it just works like normal, albeit with a hairline crack in the case from falling on gravel
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