FRED L
Forensic Laptop

Triage. Acquire. Analyze. Solve.

Portable yet powerful, the Digital Intelligence FRED-L forensic laptop is the perfect solution for triage or detailed forensic analysis work. At the heart of the newest generation FRED-L is an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz boost) processor with 32 MB Cache. Baseline FRED-L RAM specs have been increased to 64 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz RAM. External interfaces have been improved to include two (2) USB 3.2 Gen 2 for maximum data transfer speeds.

Field or lab. Imaging or analysis. FRED-L laptops outperform the competition.

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 kits are configured to ensure you are always prepared for the next forensic challenge. At the core of each VPER kit is a FRED-L laptop. Depending upon which version of VPER you choose, you will receive a set of UltraBlock write blockers and Tableau TD2u forensic imager or an UltraBlock 4P portable write blocker and TX1 imaging system. Each VPER includes the very useful Digital Intelligence Forensic Card Reader, adapters, cables, power supplies and assorted tools.

If you need to add software to your VPER kit, we can help. Call or email for assistance in selecting your software -- or if you already know which application you need, simply add that to your website shopping cart to generate a quote.

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.

 
FRED L
VPER
VPER + TX1
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, 8 core processor, 3.6 GHz Base / 4.4 GHz Max Boost, 32 MB memory
Chipset
AMD B450
Memory
64 GB PC4-25600 DDR4 3200
Display
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
Software
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit
OpenSUSE Linux 64-bit
Symantec Ghost
Graphics & Video Support
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB GDDR6
Storage
Up to three drives available. Multiple drive options are available.
Slot 1: 512 GB NVMe (OS)
Slot 2: M.2 NVMe (open)
Slot 3: SATA (open)
Network Performance & Wireless
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN port.
Intel WI-FI 6 AX200 - 802.11ax, Dual Band, WI-FI 6 + Bluetooth 5.1
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
Micro SD Card Reader
1.0 Megapixel FHD Video Camera
High Definition Audio
Microphone
Speakers (2)
Illuminated, 19mm Full-Size Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Touch Pad pointing device (2 buttons) with multi-gesture and scrolling
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.
The Ultra Bay 4P portable (forensic imaging support for SATA, SAS, USB3, FireWire, and PCIe devices), Forensic Media Card Reader, Ultra Bay 4P power supply, set of eight (8) drive adapters, 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 Imager
Tableau TD2u Forensic Duplicator (includes power supply and all standard cables and adapters)
Tableau TX1 Forensic Imager (includes SAS/SATA DriveBay, power/signal cables, and TX1 power supply). Adapters are shared with Ultra Bay 4P write blocking device.
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
1 DisplayPort 1.4 over USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C)
2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports (Type A)
1 USB 2.0 Port (Type A)
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

Accessories
Removeable 8-cell smart lithium-ion battery, 82Wh
Hardcase
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")
PCIe card SSD adapter
PCIe SSD M.2 adapter
PCIe SSD Apple 2013+ adapter
PCIe U.2 cable adapter
PCIe SSD Apple 2016+ adapter
2.5" and 1.8" IDE adapters
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
PCIe card SSD adapter
PCIe SSD M.2 adapter
PCIe SSD Apple 2013+ adapter
PCIe U.2 cable adapter
PCIe SSD Apple 2016+ adapter
PCIe IDE adapter
2.5" and 1.8" IDE adapters
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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