Anytime you deploy technology, it better be tough. The new workforce requires the ability to function anywhere, anytime, and those conditions aren’t always going to be optimal. Even far away from a combat zone, your users will find a way to push your assets to the limit.
You may choose to manage this risk by deploying products that have been specially “ruggedized” against a number of hazards. While this often means sacrificing performance and functionality, the durability gap in many manufacturers’ product lines often leaves you no alternative. In contrast, Lenovo’s line of rugged laptops and mobility solutions are manufactured tough by default, delivering rugged reliability no matter what product you choose.
Most manufacturers base durability claims on how well their products perform versus the MIL-SPEC battery of tests run by the DoD to certify something is up to spec for military duty. The MIL-SPEC 810F certification includes assessing performance against:
Once the results were in, Lenovo’s commitment to reliability across its product line paid off. Right out of the box (no specialization required,) our T400 ThinkPad® rugged laptop passed eight of the nine tests. While it did not meet the MIL-SPEC for rain, its spill-resistant keyboard still protects you from one of the leading causes of laptop failure. Most of the competition ran far behind, with most big brand laptops failing almost half of their MIL-SPEC evaluations.
If you were only evaluating durability, it might look like a close race between our ThinkPad notebooks and the competition. But looking beyond the MIL-SPEC standard (which may exceed your needs anyways), it’s worth considering some other key facts on the entire ThinkPad line:
Only ThinkPad has the reliability, mobility and security your users need – right out of the box. And remember, you’re buying more than just a product. With Lenovo’s expertise and services on your side, you’ll have solutions to even your toughest problems.
Lenovo’s durable ThinkPad line strikes the perfect balance of value, durability and secure portability. They’re ready to bring their old-fashioned work ethic to the workplace of the future.
Contact your Lenovo rep at 1-866-426-0006 to learn more about Lenovo's rugged laptops.