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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This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The ThinkPad T540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540. Most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
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 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the ThinkPad T540 has a front camera.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540 is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the ThinkPad T540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad T540.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad T540.
At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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