Laptop security is a top-shelf issue for IT pros, and there's nothing worse than data corruption from drops, spills and tech complications thanks to an employee or the environment they're in.
Enter Dell's Latitude E6400 XFR, the company's next-gen "fully rugged" platform, announced today and engineered to meet the needs of the most demanding customers: the military, first responders, field service technicians and those who require systems that meet MIL STD 810F specs: drop tests, sea fog, temperature extremes, thermal shock and explosive environments.
The key to this machine is what Dell calls its "Ballistic Armor Protection System" -- a shell made from a material dubbed "PR481" that is used in military applications, cryogenics, aircraft and other extreme environments.
Why is PR481 so great? Because it has:
Twice the impact strength of magnesium alloy;
25 percent higher drop specification than any computer in its class – up to four feet with system powered down and closed and up to a three foot drop test with the unit operating and LCD open; and
Structural stability at extreme temperatures.
Adding to the Ballistic Armor protection is what Dell calls "PrimoSeal Technology," which uses compression gaskets that protect from dust and moisture.