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Lenovo ThinkPad T540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jan 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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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad T540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB. At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age, the ThinkPad T540's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD (2.9GHz and cheaper).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ThinkPad T540 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. The best processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 ($739.00) or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the Lenovo Z500.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 (17.3" and cheaper), or the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad W550, or the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 ($1,619.25).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the T450 ($1,619.25), or the ThinkPad T450 ($1,619.25) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540, the ThinkPad T540's battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T540 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad T540 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T540 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Notebook PCs of this age and type have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 range from 37mAh to 9,300mAh. At 5,000 milliamperes * hour, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad T540 is one of the heavier laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T540 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The lightest laptop of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo L440 (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ThinkPad T540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the HP Elitebook 1040 G2, or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the lower speaker power amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Thick

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is fairly thick (27.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The thinnest comparable spec notebook PC that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 11mm thick, the thickest is 74mm, and the average height is 24mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L440, or the HP EliteBook 840.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB and cheaper), the DELL XPS 13 (512GB and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 (512GB and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Z30 (8h and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite E45-B ($749.99) (6GB and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (8GB and cheaper).

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