Lenovo ThinkPads and MIL-SPEC Testing

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I get to see a bit of the outdoors as a normal part of my work day. I take all of my gear with me simply because you never know what you might need. That includes my Lenovo ThinkPad, usually slipped into a sleeve in my daypack along with camera and sound gear, food, drink, and the rest. When the Network guys gave me the lightweight, dainty-looking device I carry, I thought I’d be asking for something more rugged in short order. That hasn’t happened, and I think it’s all because of the military specifications the ThinkPads meet.

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MIL-SPEC is a set of standards designed to test durability, ruggedness and reliability. These tests cover extreme environmental variables including temperature, pressure, dust, humidity and vibration. Although ThinkPads have always been known for their robustness, they were not specifically designed to only meet the MIL-SPEC 810G standard. Meeting the 810G standard is only part of ThinkPad’s durability, robustness and reliability. Selected ThinkPad models, including all X & T series, have successfully passed the following tests:

HUMIDITY: 91-98%
Subjected to 91-98% humidity at 20°C to 60°C (68 – 140° F)

LOW TEMPERATURE: -20°C
Frozen at -20°C (-4°F)for over 72 hours

HIGH TEMPERATURE: 30°-60°C
+30°C to +60°C (86°F to 140°F) over 7 x 24 hour cycles

SAND TEST: x6 HOUR CYCLES
Subjected to 140 mesh silica dust for 6 hour cycles

HIGH VIBRATION: MULTIPLE TESTS
Undergoes multiple tests while switched on and off

MECHANICAL SHOCK: x18 TIMES
High acceleration and repeated shock pulses over 18 times

HIGH ALTITUDE: 15,000ft
Tests operation at 15,000 feet while running

TEMPERATURE SHOCK: -20°C – +60°C
Performs in temperatures oscillating between -20°C and +60°C (-4°F and +140°F)over 3 cycles of 2 hour duration

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Take a look at what Lenovo has to say about the durability of their products.

If you’d like to learn more about Lenovo business products, call the Network Division at 2-Way Communications Services (800-441-6288 x 1746) or send an email to Networksolutions@2-way.biz . They’ll be glad to help you find a workable, sustainable solution that’s right for your business.