Tough where it counts
When you want the next step in rugged laptops for your tough work environment, the Latitude™ E6420 XFR notebook offers strong performance and reliable data protection in a design that’s built to withstand the most challenging environments.
- Operating System: Windows® 7 Professional.
- Real-world rugged: Get protection from drops, spills, dust and related workplace hazards with the E6420 XFR laptop's BallisticArmor™ protection and testing to high defense-grade standards.
- Field-ready: Enjoy a clear view of your work even in direct sunlight with the 14" WLED display featuring DirectVue™ technology.
- Flexible design: Expand your possibilities with optional hot-swappable media bay modules, including batteries, USB 3.0 drives, optical drives, hard drives and a legacy I/O (input/output) module*.
Redesigned for work in your world
Real-world ruggedWindows 7 Professional
Doing business today means working anytime, anywhere. You need a laptop to keep up with your work and the tough environments around you. The Latitude E6420 XFR combines world-class performance with fully rugged design, giving you a truly field-ready computing solution.
- Get protection from harsh environments including extreme temperatures and humidity thanks to the stringent, independent MIL-STD-810G testing and IP-65 certification of BallisticArmor™ technologies.
- Keep out the elements with PrimoSeal™ ingress protection, which provides an IP-65 level of protection against water and dust.
- Worry less about accidental drops thanks to rugged chassis materials, including PR-72™ and a redesigned bumpering system, which helps protect from drops of up to six feet.
- Stay cool with the third-generation QuadCool™ thermal management system, which delivers efficient cooling in extreme conditions with quiet operation and low power usage.
Go-anywhere productivityGet long-lasting power and performance to make your job in the field easier. Latitude E-Family laptops are built with your work in mind, offering great features to help increase productivity in extreme environments.
- Operating System: Windows® 7 Professional
- Stay productive with 6-cell ExpressCharge™ batteries that (recharge to 80 percent in one hour) as well as extended battery options.
- Experience peak performance — even in deserts and tropical forests — with Intel® Core™ processor options, high-bandwidth DDR3 memory, wireless connectivity options and 512MB discrete graphics options.
- Perform more tasks in the field when you use optional hot-swappable media bay modules, including a DVD drive, second battery, 320GB hard drive, USB 3.0 ports or a legacy I/O (input/output) module.
- Work the way your job demands with an optional touch-enabled display that conveniently allows you to interact with your laptop without a keyboard.
- See your work anywhere with an impact-resistant, outdoor-viewable, DirectVue™ 14" WLED display.
Control of ownershipManage, secure and maintain your Latitude E6420 XFR as easily as you do your entire fleet of E-Family laptops — from planning and deploying to ongoing maintenance and support.
- Confident security: Know your data is secure with Dell Data Protection and encrypted hard drive options, and get control over who can access to your data with Dell ControlVault™, contactless smart card and fingerprint reader login access options.
- Management made easy: The Latitude E6420 XFR fully rugged laptop is remote manageable and provides Intel® vPro™ Technology advanced management features with Intel WiFi Link WLAN option for easy monitoring and out-of-band system management.
- Easily plan: Easy product migrations with Latitude’s long life cycles, transitions, and advance looks at upcoming software and hardware changes.
- Latitude commonality: Use the Latitude E6420 XFR fully rugged laptop with other Latitude E-Family power supplies and accessories.
- Trusted member of the team: Know you have a partner with Dell for supporting your systems with a wide range of customizable service and support options, including Dell KACE™ system management appliances.
- Mobile Intel® QM67 Express Chipset
- Graphics* Options
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA®NVS™4200M (DDR3 512M) Discrete Graphics with Optimus
- 14.0” HD (1366x768) wide-view outdoor-viewable LED with Direct Vue™ technology
14.0” HD (1366x768) wide-view outdoor-viewable resistive touchscreen LED with Direct Vue™ technology
Both with impact resistant protective front glass
- DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless LAN and WiMAX Options:
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1)
Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)
Mobile Broadband* & GPS Options:
Dell Wireless™ 5630 Multi-mode HSPA-EVDO Mini Card (Gobi™ 3000) with A-GPS*
Dell Wireless™ 5550 Single-mode HSPA Mini Card with A-GPS*
Dell Wireless 5800 (LTE/4G) Mobile Broadband*
Dedicated GPS and antenna, SiRFstarIV™*
Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth® 3.0
- Physical Security:
Steel-reinforced Cable Lock Slots, Media Module and Hard Drive Locks.
User & System Security:
SmartCard Reader, optional Contactless SmartCard Reader/Fingerprint Reader
ControlVault – secure credential management within a trusted boundary
- High Quality Speakers
Stereo headphone/Microphone combo jack
Integrated, noise reducing array microphones
Optional Integrated FHD video webcam and Dell Webcam Central software
Ports, Slots & Chassis
Network connector (RJ-45)
USB 2.0 (3) – 1 USB/eSATA combo
Stereo headphone/Microphone combo jack
Docking Connector, VGA, HDMI, Serial
Legacy I/O module* (RJ-11, RJ-45, serial) option via optical bay
USB 3.0 Module option via optical bay
Memory card reader, 54 mm ExpressCard
1 Full and 2 Half Mini Card Slots
Dimensions & Weight*
Width: 14.0"/356.1mm (15.3"/389.3mm with bumpers)
Height: 11.7"/296mm (12.1"/308.3mm with bumpers)
Depth: 2.2"/56.8mm (2.6"/67mm with bumpers)
Starting weight: 8.8 lbs / 3.99 kg (with 6-cell battery and no optical drive)
Single Pointing Backlit Keyboard
Optional rubberized red back-lit keyboard
Resistive-touch Panel Option (Single Point glove touch)
- 90W AC Adapter
90W Auto/Air DC adapter (optional)
6-cell (60Wh) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™
12-Cell (84WH) Rugged High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery Slice
3-cell (30Whr) E-Modular Bay II Battery
- Intel® vPro™ Technology’s advanced management features (optional, requires Intel WiFi® Link WLAN)
- Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
Regulatory Model: P21G
Regulatory Type: P21G001
Energy Star 5.0
EPEAT® Registered (see www.epeat.net for specific registration rating/status by country)
Environmental Testing and Certification See Summary of Independent Environmental Testing for details
Independently Tested to MIL-STD-810G for:
6ft Transit Drop - Method 516.6 Procedure IV; Humidity - Method 507.5 Procedure II
3ft Operating Drop - Method 516.6 Procedure IV; Salt Fog - Method 509.5 Procedure I
Blowing Rain - Method 506.5 Procedure I; Altitude - Method 500.5 Procedures I, II
Blowing Dust - Method 510.5 Procedure I; Explosive Atmosphere - Method 511.5 Procedure II
Blowing Sand - Method 510.5 Procedure II; Temperature Shock - Method 503.5 Procedure I
Vibration - Method 514.6 Procedures I (Categories 4,24), II; Freeze/Thaw - Method 524 Procedure III
Functional Shock - Method 516.6 Procedure I; Tactical Standby to Operational - Method 501.5 Procedure III
Solar Radiation - Method 505.5 Procedure I
Independently Tested MIL-STD-810G Temperature Ranges
Method 501.5, 502.5 Procedures I, II:
Operating: -20°F to 145°F (-29°C to 63°C)
Non-Operating: -60°F to 160°F (-51°C to 71°C)
Other Independent Certifications:
IP-65 Certified Ingress Protection – Dust-tight and protected against pressurized water ingress
UL1604* Certified for Hazardous Locations (Class 1, Division 2, Zones A, B, C, D)
MIL-STD-461F Certified for Electromagnetic Interference
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
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- 24x7 direct access to highly trained experts who provide enterprise-level, tech-to-tech support
- Remote and on-site support with four and eight hour parts & labor response options
- Incident-based third-party software assistance for data center and end-user applications, OS, and firmware troubleshooting
- Emergency parts and labor dispatch, in parallel with troubleshooting for issues you identify as severity level 1
- Access to secure online management of parts, convenient for servicing your own hardware
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