Lenovo militarises ThinkPad laptops

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Lenovo is fielding a new generation of ThinkPad laptops for use in field and vehicle semi-rugged computing environments such as in public safety, utilities, construction and the military.
The company says its ThinkPad X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300 laptops – available in South Africa – meet a barrage of military specifications tests and are enhanced with specially-designed durability features such as an air-bag like protection system and a roll cage in select models.
Because field computing requires excellent screen viewability, Lenovo has added a new optional 680-nit high brightness panel to its most popular laptop, the ThinkPad T400 laptop.
Lenovo says the laptops have met tests for:
·         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 degrees
·         Low Temperature – Tests operation at minus 4 degrees
·         Temperature Shock – Fluctuates between minus 4 and up to 140 degrees to test operation
·         Dust – Blows dust for an extended amount of time