The federal government's economic stimulus package is expected to trigger an increase in construction projects. If so, Dell may have just the laptop for contractors.
Dell has launched a new ruggedized laptop model aimed for military and construction use. The XFR E6400 Latitude is the first of its sort with a touch screen. Starting at $4,299, the XFR can withstand drops of up to four feet, wind and rain gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and can work at altitudes of up to 15,000 feet in temperatures ranging from -20 degree Fahrenheit to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, reports PC World.
According to TechNewsWorld, Dell hopes to challenge Panasonic's Toughbook and other ruggedized laptops with the XFR. The laptop boasts an Intel Core Duo processor and Intel 45 Express chipset; 120 gigabytes on a shock-mounted hard drive; Nvidia Quadro NVS and Intel Media Accelerator graphics cards; GPS technology and a 14.1-inch display.