What is MIL-STD-810?

The United States Military has a standard that encourages creating an equipment’s environmental design and testing limits of said design to consider all possible detrimental effects that the design may encounter throughout its service life. In this case, MIL-STD 810 standards are the accepted guidelines for rugged laptops because they need to function in some of the harshest work conditions on earth.

The original version of MIL-STD-810 was released way back in 1962. MIL-STD-810H is the most recent version of the MIL-Standard. Revisions are made periodically and in alphabetical order and MIL-STD-810G is still in use today.

So, what type of testing does the rugged laptop have to go through to meet this specification? There are up to 29 test methods under MIL-STD 810. Each test simulates a harsh setting, like sand and dust particles in the air, extreme temperatures, sudden change in pressure and drops and vibration As an example, Lenovo has rugged laptops that are MIL-STD-810g certified by being put through the following tests:

  • Mechanical Shock
  • Vibration
  • Shipboard Vibration
  • Humidity
  • Sand and Dust
  • Fungus
  • Altitude
  • Solar Radiation
  • Explore Atmosphere
  • Extreme Temperatures (Hot/Cold)

MIL-STD-810H is the gold standard for rugged laptops, built to withstand the toughest of conditions. General Technics, with over 40 years of experience, believes in that standard and as such offers Lenovo MIL-STD-810G tested laptops.