Dynabook laptops designed and built in house

THE IN-HOUSE DIFFERENCE

We are the only major mobile PC vendor to do everything in-house. This means we take full responsibility for the thinking behind our products and the directions we pursue in research and development. It gives us complete control over how we design and build our devices. It lets us listen to customer feedback and act on it. It allows us to do what we believe is right: focusing on quality, and delivering security, durability and reliability.

TO MAKE OUR LAPTOPS MORE RELIABLE, WE PUSH THEM TO BREAKING POINT.

Reliability is the single most important feature a notebook can have. So we use three different methodologies to test our laptops, pushing them to the limit so we can identify weaknesses and eliminate them.

Highly Accelerated Lifetime Testing machine

3 YEARS IN A FEW DAYS: THE HIGHLY ACCELERATED LIFETIME TEST.

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Conducted by an independent third-party, HALT tests are designed to identify weak points in design, connectors, components and assembly by simulating 3 years of intense use.

Techniques include:

  • cycling repeatedly between high and low temperatures.
  • subjecting the design to long periods of random vibrations and shocks.

Data from the tests is fed back into the design process, a virtuous cycle leading to steady improvements in quality in design and manufacturing.

military standard testing for Dynabook laptops

FROM HEAT, HUMIDITY & DUST TO DROPS FROM 26 ANGLES: MIL‑STD810G

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MIL-STD810G was defined by the US Department of Defense to give manufacturers a set of standards to reach in designing devices for their use. Naturally, the tests are tough, and cover a variety of extreme conditions.

  • PROLONGED HEAT
  • HUMIDITY
  • RAPID TEMPERATURE CHANGE
  • VIBRATION
  • SHOCK

Unlike some manufacturers, we don’t just design to these standards, we physically test and improve our devices until they meet them*.

* No guarantee of damage or failure.

weight pressure test on Dynabook laptop

EVERYDAY USAGE TESTS:
HOW MUCH CAN A LAPTOP TAKE?

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We’ve developed a suite of tests that simulate what might happen in everyday use over a period of years - including accidents.

Tests include:

  • Pressure tests: pressure points / structural integrity / palm rest
  • Use tests: hinge longevity / key durability / port durability
  • Accident tests: spill resistance /steel ball drop.