Dell Latitude E6400 XFR - 14.1in Rugged Laptop - Battery Performance

Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell



Our Score:


Battery life is okay, but not up to the standards of other rugged laptops.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Performance 9
  • Value 6
  • Features 8
  • Design 7
  • Battery Life 6


November 3, 2009, 10:41 pm

I was kinda hoping to see Riyad drive his car over it again, but hey...

Bob 15

November 4, 2009, 2:42 am

$3700 (US) for a laptop you can drop 3 feet while open ? I have dropped my 299$ eeepc that far and it also still work perfect.


November 4, 2009, 3:23 pm

Try using that cheap toy of yours in a hot desert or under the rain. See if it survives.


November 7, 2009, 6:25 am

Considering the water test in the review, I wouldn't rely on the Dell laptop to work during heavy rain (it's quite an image though!). And when the first eee breaks, you've still got nine spares!


June 14, 2012, 11:30 pm

Ok Bob15... I laughed so hard after reading your post that my sides literally hurt! You think your eeepc is "rugged"? Granted, this Dell XFR is just as much a joke. It's not much more rugged than your eeepc. For truely rugged laptop computing there is only 1 brand out there that meets or exceeds both MIL-STD-810 and IP65 testing, and that's the Panasonic Toughbook. No other laptop even deserves the right to use the word "rugged".


August 30, 2014, 5:21 pm

It's one thing for an eeepc to survive being dropped, it's another thing entirely to depend on a laptop that was "designed" to be dropped and survive. FYI, if you've never handled a rugged laptop, let alone a XFR, your opinion is just that, and in my opinion, its worth less than crap.
Experience: 4 years College, 3 years field IT

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