Dell announces new military-grade rugged notebook


Dell’s gone rugged. Like, super rugged. Like, military rugged with the Latitude XFR D630. Starting at just under $4,000 and weighing in at almost nine pounds (just shy of a regular consumer laptop from Dell — hay-oh!), the D630 comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, XP or Vista, 14.1-inch outdoor-viewable screen (at 500 nits), and shock-mounted components.

It meets the military standard (MIL-STD 810F) for extreme hot and cold, moisture, and altitude and, according to Dell, has “23 percent better system performance than the Panasonic CF-30” and “Five times more data durability of leading competitors with solid state drives.”

Dell Goes Extreme With IT-Friendly Rugged Laptop [Press Release]