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...
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The ThinkPad T540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of this spec and age. Most of the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite New PCI Express Slot Version
Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. At 3, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews
Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The ThinkPad T540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 2.1GHz.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ThinkPad T540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540. The average internal memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5.1GB.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This portable PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age which have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years 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.
The ThinkPad T540 is one of the heavier medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 (2.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Asus X55A (2.5kg).
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops of a comparable age and spec 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.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T540 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
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Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
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
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video