Storm Chasers Use ThinkPads, Trucks Full of Mobile Tech

Lenovo's providing ThinkPads, IdeaPads and desktops to the non-profit Center for Severe Weather Research. They're using mobile Doppler radars, trucks full of Lenovo computers and a lot of brain power to improve how scientists predict tornadoes and other severe weather phenomenon.

ThinkPads Get Tough, Meet Mil-Spec Standards

Lenovo's designated eight ThinkPads for use in semi-rugged computing environments such as construction sites and police vehicles. Eight ThinkPads meet military specification (MIL-SPEC) standards, which mean they can stand up to vibrations, extreme temperatures, dust and other hazards. Lenovo's now offering an optional 680-nit display for the ThinkPad T400 to improve viewability in outdoor applications.