Spec-wise there is nothing too special about the new series. It will start as low as $649 and offer a modest range of customization options, running from as little as a 1.86GHz Celeron and Intel graphics to a 2.53GHz Core i5 and a dedicated Mobility Radeon HD 5145. Perhaps more interestingly, Lenovo claims the 14-inch L412 and 15-inch L512 laptops "meet eight different military specification tests for high and low temperatures, vibration, altitude, dust, and more."
Likely due to their ruggedness they are a bit on the heavy side, starting at 5.2 pounds. Other features include up to 8GB DDR3 RAM and 500GB worth of storage, four USB ports, a 7-in-1 card reader, support for DisplayPort, and a listed eight hours of battery life with a 6-cell battery. On the environmentally-friendly front, the laptops are said to use up to 30% post-consumer content from office water jugs and used IT equipment in parts like the LCD case, palm rests and outer cover. Overall, the 15-inch L512 contains 18% post consumer content, which Lenovo says is the highest in the industry.