Trust me, I know. I have an Elitebook 8540 issued by my school, when I worked on the school's help desk I fixed almost nothing but Elitebook 8530s. They do not match claims. Overheat very often and a small drop is enough to kill the hitachi and WD hard drives they put inside of them, the same drives you can buy off of newegg. They might be designed to meet those standards, but the implementation does not meet them.
Since pictures are worth a thousand words: