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Lenovo T540p 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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Performance, efficiency and durability make the T540p the corporate laptop workhorse that sets the performance benchmark. With its award winning keyboard, Full HD display and ultra long battery... More
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28 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo T540p has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T540p only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year, the Lenovo T540p's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T540p is 970MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo T540p has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T540p.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T540p have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. The Lenovo T540p has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the T540p.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good ratings as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo T540p is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T540p.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo T540p's processor clock speed is one of the fastest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the T540p is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo T540p has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T540p supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Lenovo T540p has one of the longer battery lifes (11 hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price] (12h), the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2871919_price] (12h), or the Z30[pl_2918857_price] (12h) all from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T540p the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T540p.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G500[plb_2251523_price].

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T540p has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T540p also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the X1 Carbon[pl_3032563_price], the G500[pl_2251523_price], and the T450s[pl_3149778_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T540p has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the X1 Carbon[pl_3032563_price], the G500[pl_2251523_price], or the T450s[pl_3149778_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo T540p has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T540p. The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo T540p is a nine battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T540p only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T540p range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. The Lenovo T540p has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T540p. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the T540p is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T540p that we have checked, the Lenovo T540p's maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the T540p have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo T540p which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T540p is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Lenovo T540p has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the T540p.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T540p has one of the bigger cache memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T540p have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T540p.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T540p have battery capacities of between 37mAh and 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. With a battery capacity of 5,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo T540p has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo T540p has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T540p. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T540p have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price], or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450[plb_2966422_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2834025_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the T540p do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo T540p is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3032563_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783769_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo T540p has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the T540p. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T540p is 2MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T540p is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T540p.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price] (2.2kg and cheaper) or the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] (2.2kg and higher rated).

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T540p has one of the lower speaker power amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Thick

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T540p have heights of between 11mm and 74mm. With a height of 27.6 millimeters, the Lenovo T540p is quite thick compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T540p

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the T540p.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T540p.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 15[plb_2529933_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price], and the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2277554_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783808_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
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Height At Rear
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Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
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Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 February 2011

Lenovo is probably most famous for its range of high-end ThinkPad business laptops, but it also produces the entry level B-Series. The Lenovo B550 successfully aspires to the quality of its more... Read more…

Hard drive
Decent processor
Price
Battery life
Decent keyboard
802.11g Wi-Fi
Graphics power
Quite heavy
Only has enough power for basic computing tasks
Limited range of ports

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