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Lenovo ThinkPad T540
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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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The ThinkPad T540 has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T540. The oldest PCI Express slot version of laptops of this age and spec is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ThinkPad T540 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 is 2.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 650 (2.7GHz).

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T540 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The ThinkPad T540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540. The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. With a battery capacity of 5,000 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger battery capacities (56 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-571 (2.5kg), or the Lenovo B590 (2.5kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W. The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad T540.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440p (7.2h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t540, lenovo t540p
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