Industry-leading product testing for durability and reliability

Since 2007, Lenovo has used the US Department of Defense’s MIL-STD 810G* standards to help our products strike a perfect balance of value and durability right out of the box.

ThinkPad products are currently tested for 12 total methods and 20 procedures:

  • Mechanical Shock

    Mechanical Shock

    High acceleration, repeated shock pulses over 18 times.

  • Vibration


    Tested while running and turned off.

  • Shipboard Vibration

    Shipboard Vibration

    4-33Hz for 2 hrs.

  • Humidity


    91–98% relative humidity, at 30–60°C.

  • Sand & Dust

    Sand & Dust

    140 mesh silica dust for 6 hr. cycles and silica sand for 90 min. cycles.

  • Fungus


    28 days with common fungus sources.

  • Altitude


    Tested for operations at 15,000 feet.

  • Solar radiation

    Solar radiation

    Seven 24-hr. cycles of simulated UV radiation.

  • Explore atmosphere

    Explore atmosphere

    Fuel vapor environment.

  • Low Temperature

    Low Temperature

    Storage: -25°C for 24 hrs. Operation: -21°C for 8 hrs.

  • Extreme Temperature

    Extreme Temperature

    -25 – 60°C over 3 cycles of 2 hr. duration.

  • High Temperature

    High Temperature

    Storage: 63°C for 24 hrs. Operation: 43°C for 8 hrs.

Lenovo’s dedication to constantly improving product quality means rigorous testing for reliability and durability. In addition to our extensive in-house testing for real-world challenges, Lenovo ThinkPad® devices are tested against twelve MIL-STD 810G Methods and twenty Procedures to demonstrate their toughness.

*MIL-STD 810G establishes a methodology for testing products against environmental stresses under controlled laboratory conditions. Such testing is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Abuse, like that contained in MIL-STD 810G testing, is not covered under Lenovo’s standard warranty.

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