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Lenovo ThinkPad T540
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Lenovo ThinkPad T540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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22 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T540. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad T540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite 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 comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 1GB to 16GB.

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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 of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The ThinkPad T540 has a very big battery capacity (99.9 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The battery capacities of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The ThinkPad T540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad T540 has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and spec.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The ThinkPad T540 is fairly heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have assessed the speaker power of, the ThinkPad T540's speaker power of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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

The ThinkPad T540 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly average battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
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)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t540, lenovo t540p, lenovo i54300, lenovo i54300m, lenovo 20be004, lenovo 20be004f, lenovo 20be004fu, lenovo 20be004fus
Barcodes 00723905884345, 00888440056678, 00888631705248, 00888631905228, 08886317052480
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