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Dell Reveals Latitude E6420 XFR And ATG E6420 Rugged Notebooks

Dell Reveals Latitude E6420 XFR And ATG E6420 Rugged Notebooks

Companies have been pushing out new consumer notebooks at a rapid-fire pace these days, and it's about time another market got a few new ones as well. Dell has just busted out a new line of rugged computing solutions, with an aim to please law enforcement and military customers first and foremost. Along with new hardware, the company's introducing the Dell Mobile Video Evidence Management solution that serves as a secure, end-to-end solution for mobile video capture, transmission, storage and retrieval. The new rigs provide enhanced performance, increased battery potential and anti-glare LCD displays.

The new solutions include the Latitude E6420 XFR and semi-rugged Latitude E6420 ATG are designed to work in the toughest environments, with these guys hardened by BallisticArmor. Furthermore, the solutions are created to address specific customer issues with integration of additional IT features. For example, the Dell Mobile Video Evidence Management for public safety professionals allows a secure, end-to-end solution for mobile video capture, transmission, storage and retrieval. Dell’s Mobile Digital Forensics solution allows for on-site investigation of any USB enabled digital storage device using one piece of technology. Dell is also partnering with Crystal Group Inc. to provide rugged servers. Each provide military and public safety customers more capable and powerful solutions that offer customers the ability to collect and analyze important evidence and intelligence while in the field.

These are up for order right now for those interested.

Latitude E6420 XFR and ATG E6420
  • Increased performance driven by Intel Core i7/i5/i3 integrated or 512MB discrete graphics
  • Sunlight-readable, impact-resistant 14.0” wide-aspect LCD with Direct Vue on the XFR and 14.0” HD WLED Resistive Touchscreen on the ATG that allow each to be responsive even with gloves
  • Increased battery life and options including 6 cell battery and a 12 cell slice on XFR and a six or nine cell option and E-slice on ATG - both have optional hot-swappable media bay battery.
  • Latitude E6420 XFR passes a 6 foot MIL-STD transit drop on a single unit that has also been subjected to a full round of 4 and 5 foot drops for a total of 78 drops1.
Mobile Video Evidence Management
  • Pre-imaged video capture software available on Dell rugged laptops including the Latitude E6400 XFR, XT2 XFR and ATG models
  • Image stabilized in-cab video cameras (up to four) with up to 26X zoom, redundant video stream capture
  • The integrity of evidence is protected from point of capture, to the data repository and ultimately the courtroom.
  • By capturing information in a digital format, physical storage requirements and related costs are reduced, and professionals can directly upload evidence wirelessly from a patrol vehicle to a central evidence repository saving time and increasing efficiency
Mobile Digital Forensics
  • Built to expand on Dell’s original Digital Forensics solution for parallel processing of digital evidence
  • Automatically and securely examines data stored in PCs, laptops and mobile phones (including MAC OS and Linux), both volatile memory and hard drives, USB sticks and other external memory devices, and satellite navigation systems
  • Analyzes and reviews live and deleted files in all image, movie and Microsoft Office file formats as well as internet activity, email, internet chat and online search terms
Rugged Server Equipment:
  • Ruggedized to meet MIL_STD-810 environments
  • Shock/vibe, temperature, and sand/dust/immersion protected
  • 2.53 GHz T9400 Intel Penryn CPU with a 4 MB cache
  • Superior cooling with high-speed, high-volume, thermostatically controlled fans that offer maximum airflow and are designed for extended and extreme use

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I wish I could afford these suckers with the budget my school gives us for laptops. We are using Dell Latitude 2100's and 2110 netbooks which are terrible. Thankfully we have full accidental damage warranties on the machines which is the only reason why we can use such a flimsy machine.

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Now if only there was a comparison to those Panasonic ToughBooks.

Those things have been saving lives before these babies were invented.

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That's for sure the Panasonic ToughBooks seem like they have been around forever.

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I can only imagine certain industries would require such a rugged laptop for use like mining or disaster response personnel. I wonder if they offer discounts to the groups that really need them to save lives and protect their owns. Any technology that can save a live is top notch in my book.

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I was skimming the highlighted features and came across this, before fully digesting the rest of the details: "...subjected to a full round of 4 and 5..."

For a split second, I thought they unloaded a full round of bullets into the notebook... and I thought wow!... that's one tough ass notebook. Sadly, I was wrong. :(

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Wonder how these would hold up in say Iraq?

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One of the bullet points said heat, dust, and immersion protected so I expect it would hold up well.  My expectations is that it was built for that type of use, by soldiers that need their intelligence on a reliable piece of hardware.

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Just make sure it doesn't get shot at with guns. :P

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As LBowen stated it was designed for that type of use so it should hold up well. Though I would not want to be calling India for tech support in the field when it fails.

http://www.illwillpress.com/tech.html

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Have not been in a police squad car or ambulance lately and def not planing on it.

but would not be surprised to see these rugged notebooks there.

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