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Dell Latitude E6420 XFR

Dell’s E6420 XFR is one of the toughest laptops out there. You can customize this $3770, 14-inch notebook with a Core i5 or Core i7 Intel processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of SSD space. The system can withstand drops of up to 3 feet, and can resist rain, dust, sand, vibration, humidity, salt fog, and solar radiation.

The machine can operate in temperatures ranging from minus 20 degrees to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, and it can survive in temperatures from minus 60 degrees to 160 degrees Fahrenheit when turned off. It also comes with an optional single-point resistive touchscreen, which is particularly useful if you happen to be wearing heavy work gloves.

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