Dell goes ‘Ballistic’ with design for new Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptop, which will be displayed during this week's Federal Office Systems Exposition in Washington DC.

The new rugged laptop was engineered to meet the needs of customers in the harshest environments such as military, first responders, oil & gas environments, manufacturing floors, field technicians and homeland security.

It meets a higher drop specification and offers a greater level of dust and moisture protection featuring what Dell calls “Ballistic Armor Protection System PR-481” -- a high-strength substance used for applications such as cryogenics, aircraft components, military equipment and medical devices.

“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.”

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 and it was also tested to more than 13 military standards (MIL STD 810F) for operation in challenging environments.

“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 new laptop will be on display at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., in booth 1001.