Forensic Laptop

Acquire. Analyze. Solve.

Small in stature yet big in features, FRED-L laptops built with Intel Core i7-8700K six core processors provide the processing punch for any forensic challenge. Memory expandable to 64 GB and slots for up to four hard drives supports the I/O flexibility required by today’s leading forensic software applications. High performance external interfaces including Thunderbolt, USB 3.1, and USB 3.0 minimize data transfer times. Field or lab. Imaging or analysis. FRED-L laptops perform.

Great Performance. Awesome Value.

Buying a FRED-L laptop gets you more than just a top-of-the line, high-performance forensic computer. Each FRED-L laptop includes our valuable UltraKit stocked with three UltraBlock write blockers (SATA/IDE, USB3.0, and PCIe), an UltraBlock Forensic Media Card Reader, a Digital Intelligence SATA III to m.2 SSD adapter, a PCIe m.2 SSD adapter, and the Digital Intelligence USB 3.0 drive enclosure with a 2 TB hard-drive. All for the price of the FRED-L laptop.

UltraBlock SAS, UltraBlock FireWire, and IDE adapter kits are available as kit options.

VPER - Kitted for US Special Forces. Available to You.

The Digital Intelligence VPER kit is configured to ensure you are always prepared for the next forensic challenge. At the core of each VPER kit is a FRED-L laptop. We’ve also included a set of UltraBlock write blockers, a Tableau TD2u Forensic duplicator, the Digital Intelligence Forensic Card Reader, adapters, cables, power supplies, and assorted tools. EnCase Forensic 8 is a popular VPER kit option. When you aren’t certain what the forensic road ahead will be, it’s reassuring to be traveling with a VPER.

Designed for Use at Digital Crime Scenes

FRED-L’s are built for use at digital crime scenes. Use the FRED-L and the UltraKit v5 to collect and process digital evidence at any crime scene. Simply remove the suspect drive or storage device, connect it to an UltraBlock, and image. FRED-L can then be used to triage, analyze, or process the collected forensic evidence.

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Experience You Can Count On

We’ve been shipping FRED-L’s since 2004. While we can’t claim invention of the laptop, we will claim perfecting it for digital forensics. Take a FRED-L to your next crime scene and see what we mean.

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Built to Run Leading Forensic Software

With multiple software boot options, FRED-L is ready for any forensic software tools your investigation calls for. Windows 10 64-bit Pro and openSUSE 64-bit Linux Pro are pre-installed. Whether your software tool of choice is optimized around multiple cores, clock speed, or memory, FRED-L’s power and flexibility shine through.

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Hardware Optimized for Leading Forensic Software

Recommending less is sometimes more. Optimizing system processor cores, RAM, and storage is something we take very seriously. We don’t want our customers to spend more than is necessary for great performance. We test all FRED configurations using industry leading software. This methodology produces systems optimized for excellent performance when conducting forensic examinations.

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Technical Support You Can Count On

When you purchase from Digital Intelligence, you’re getting the best forensic products money can buy. But the value doesn’t stop there. You get lifetime technical support and access to a professional, dedicated support team. We measure our success not just by the number of systems we sell but also by the level of support we provide. Whether it’s a question about your FRED, UltraBlock, Imager or software – or a question about a forensic problem you face – we have your back. Call, email, or text. We are here for you.

VPER with EnCase
Intel Core i7-9700 8 Core, 3.6 GHz CPU (4.9 GHz turbo mode), 12MB Intel Smart Cache
Intel Z370 Express
16 GB PC4-19200 DDR4 2400, Configurable up to 64GB
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, matte finish, G-SYNC technology
Keyboard & Pointing Device
Full size, color illuminated, numeric pad. Integrated touchpad with Microsoft PTP multi-gesture and scrolling
Bio-Identification & Security
Integrated fingerprint reader
Kensington lock slot
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit
OpenSUSE Linux 64-bit
Symantec Ghost
Graphics & Video Support
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB GDDR6
Up to four drives available. Multiple drive options are available.
Slot 1: 512 GB NVMe (OS)
Slot 2: M.2 NVMe (open)
Slot 3: M.2 SSD (open)
Slot 4: M.2 SSD (open)
Network Performance & Wireless
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN port.
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC + Bluetooth 4.2
Integrated Components
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 – 802.11ac, Dual Band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
Card Reader 6-in-1 (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC up to UHS-II)
2.0 Megapixel FHD Video Camera
High Definition Audio
Speakers (2)
Illuminated, 19mm Full-Size Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Touch Pad pointing device (2 buttons) with multi-gesture and scrolling
Finger Print Reader
Write Blocked Forensic Imaging
A set of three UltraBlock write blockers (UltraBlock SATA/IDE, UltraBlock PCIe, UltraBlock USB 3.0), Forensic Media Card Reader, UltraBlock power supplies (2), and all required power/signal cables.
A set of four UltraBlock write blockers (UltraBlock SATA/IDE, UltraBlock USB 3.0, UltraBlock SAS, and UltraBlock FireWire), Forensic Media Card Reader, UltraBlock power supplies (2), and all required power/signal cables.
Media Card Reader
Digital Intelligence Forensic Media Card Reader – RO and RW switchable
Imaging Software
Tableau Imager (preinstalled)
Forensic Duplicator
Tableau TD2u Forensic Duplicator (includes power supply and all standard cables and adapters)
Forensic Software
EnCase Forensic version 8
External Devices and Enclosures
USB3 RO/RW switchable external hard drive chassis with power supply
1 3.5 inch SATA 2TB hard drive
External Connections & Expansion
1 RJ-45 Port
1 HDMI Port
2 Mini DisplayPort 1.3 ports
1 Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 Combo Port (Type C)
1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port (Type C)
3 USB 3.0 ports
1 USB 2.0 Port
1 Headphone jack (2-in-1 Headphone/S/PDIF Optical)
1 Microphone jack
1 Line-In jack
1 Line-out jack
Electrical Operating Requirements

Full range AC-IN 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 230W AC adapter, DC output 19.5V, 11.8A

Removeable 8-cell smart lithium-ion battery, 82Wh
2 Airtight, watertight, hard-sided cases
High impact
FRED L case has padded laptop insert
Write blocker case is custom foam lined
Airtight, watertight, hard-sided with padded laptop insert
High impact
Custom foam lined
Custom lid organizer for cables, adapters, and accessories
Adapters & Extras
Digital Intelligence SATA III to M.2 and mSATA SSD
TDA7-2 M.2 SSD
PCIe cable (4")
ZIF hard drive adapter
micro SATA hard drive adapter
SATA LIF adapter
Blade type SSD adapter
Precision electronic tool kit
Power strip – 120v/240v compatible
Universal power adapter
Warranty & Technical Support
Lifetime technical support (email, phone and via website).
FRED-L warranty 36 months from date of purchase.
UltraBlocks and duplicator warranty 12 months from date of purchase.
Extended warranty plans available
Configure to Order
Configure your system with available options, obtain pricing and place an order by visiting the FRED L product pages

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