Lenovo’s Eight ThinkPads meet Military Standard for Semi-Rugged Computing

Lenovo Thinkpad Military test semi-rugged

Lenovo announced that its eight ThinkPad laptops has passed the Tough Test, meeting the “Military Specifications for Semi-Rugged Computing”. These ThinkPad laptops include  X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300. All of these ThinkPads meet a barrage of military specifications tests and are enhanced with uniquely-designed durability features.

Test Passed

  • Low Pressure – Tests operation at 15,000 feet
  • Humidity – Cycles 95 percent humidity through the environment
  • Vibration (operational and non-operational) – Jostles and jolts the laptops to make sure they can withstand shocks
  • High Temperature – Simulates high heat conditions by baking the laptop up to 140°F
  • Low Temperature – Tests operation at -4°F
  • Temperature Shock – Fluctuates between -4 and up to 140°F to test operation
  • Dust – Blows dust for an extended amount of time

Durability features

  • Active Protection System – Temporarily parks the hard drive when the laptop detects a fall or sudden movement via an air-bag like system
  • Roll Cage – Serves as a protective frame around the internal components where the data resides and processing takes place with an extra top cover roll cage on the ThinkPad X301 laptop
  • Shock-Mounted Hard Drive – Offers extra protection around the hard drive to protect data
  • Spill-Resistant Keyboard – Withstands spills of up to two fluid ounces on select laptops allowing liquid to drain beneath the keyboard


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