Much of this decision depends on what make and model of computer you have, what is broken, and/or what you need the computer to do that it isn't able to do now. Sometimes you can do a transplant, and in other situations the best thing is to let it go and give it a decent burial.
September 28, 2010
More than 1,700 vehicles in the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) fleet have been equipped with Dell Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptops and docking units.
March 9, 2010
Have you ever played Technology Buzzword Bingo, or wanted to? It works like this: You get a bingo card with words instead of numbers in the boxes. The words include robust, mesh, cloud, scalable, 3.0, WiMAX, and WAN. Mark off a square every time you hear the salesman say one of the words. The first one to check off five in a row gets to throw the salesman out.
February 11, 2010
Dell has delivered the industry's smallest 12.1-inch rugged convertible tablet PC that is the first with a multi-touch display, the Latitude XT2 XFR. The system is designed to meet the needs of customers in the military, police, border patrol, field service organizations, factory fulfillment, and first responders.
January 29, 2010
The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptop is featured in this Dell video that also shows the military spec testing, including a firehose blasting a direct water stream at it.
December 4, 2009
The most common question law enforcement officials ask me about computers is: "What kind of computer should I buy?" The best answer I have come up with so far is: "It depends."
November 30, 2009
Ruggedized laptops that meet the government's military specification MIL-STD-810 standard must be able to withstand some punishment. The standard establishes a series of tests that require the computer withstand extreme weather conditions.
July 30, 2009
Each year, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in the fall, computer manufacturers introduce their new ruggedized laptops designed for in-vehicle use by law enforcement officers and deputies. View a photo gallery of several of the models that arrived for 2009, such as the Amrel Rocky RT-M, Dell Latitude E6400 XFR, Getac V100, Itronix GD6000 and Panasonic Toughbook 30F.
July 29, 2009
This year Dell is working hard to become a player in law enforcement mobile data systems. Dell's second generation fully rugged laptop, the Latitude E6400 XFR, is not only tough; it's fast.
May 1, 2009