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Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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19 Reasons For

Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T540 range from 2 to 3. The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and spec is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that have been around 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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 380MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the HP ZBook 15 G2[plb_2966325_price], or the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2527995_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 5,200h. The battery life of the ThinkPad T540 of 13 hours is one of the longest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.

There are a number of other 13h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T540 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price].

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the ZBook 15[pl_2877683_price], or the ZBook 15 G2[pl_2966325_price] both from HP.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ThinkPad T540 has more processor threads than most of the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T540. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this portable PC has eight processor threads.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ThinkPad T540 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Narrow

The average width of laptops of this spec and age is 380mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 430mm. With a width of only 376.4 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is one of the narrower laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T540 amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B[plb_2553370_price], or the Alienware 17[plb_2823242_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Alienware 17[plb_2823242_price] (8GB), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877682_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. The total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 750GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Zbook 17 G2[pl_2966324_price] (750GB), or the Zbook 17[pl_2985456_price] (750GB) both from HP or the Alienware 17[plb_2823242_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad T540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP Pro[plb_2883382_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 is 2.5GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age is 830GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad T540 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T540 is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T540 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the ZBook 15[pl_2877682_price] (2.5GHz), or the Pro[pl_2883382_price] (2.5GHz) both from HP or the Alienware 17[plb_2823242_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Zbook 17 G2[pl_2966324_price] (17.3"), or the Zbook 17[pl_2985456_price] (17.3") both from HP or the Alienware 17[plb_2823242_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly average weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B[plb_2553370_price] (2.9kg) which is also cheaper.

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