Dell Gets Into the “Rugged-ized” Notebook Market

Dell Rugged-ized NotebooksYou may have heard of Panasonic’s “Toughbook” line… well, Dell now has a similar offering.

Dell challenges Panasonic in rugged notebooks

“Today, Dell announced the availability of its Latitude XFR D630, a ruggedly designed notebook meant to serve as competition to Panasonic’s Toughbook. Though it cannot claim to have made the strongest nor first rugged laptops, Panasonic’s Toughbook line of computers undoubtedly is the most recognizable rugged laptop brand on the market today. Dell, however looks to be moving in on the territory, by making direct challenges to Panasonic’s performance. Dell’s Latitude XFR D630 meets the oft-cited MIL-STD 810F, or the Department of Defense-certified standard of toughness. MIL-STD is a series of specifications that cover resistance to different conditions including pressure, temperature, and humidity variance, fungus, fog, sand, dust, acceleration, shock and even gunfire.”

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