Desktops and Notebooks: Lenovo ThinkPad Goes Semirugged Against Panasonic, Dell

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-02-23 Print this article Print
Lenovo ThinkPad Goes Semirugged Against Panasonic, Dell

Lenovo ThinkPad Goes Semirugged Against Panasonic, Dell

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Lenovo, in a bid to compete against the Panasonic Toughbook and Dell Latitude laptop lines, subjected eight of its ThinkPad models to tough tests for pressure, humidity, temperature, dust and vibration. The ThinkPad X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300 laptops have passed the tests and been designated by Lenovo for use in field and vehicle semiruggedized computing environments. In addition, certain ThinkPad notebooks have been equipped with an air-bag-style protection system for the hard drive, while the ThinkPad T400 laptop now comes with an optional 680-nit high brightness panel for increased screen visibility even in bright light and other harsh environmental conditions.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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