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Lenovo T540p

Lenovo T540P 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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15" BUSINESS LAPTOP. 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... More
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24 Reasons For

Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo T540p has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the T540p have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo T540p is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that were launched around the same time as the T540p range from 4GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo T540p has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T540p is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Price Has Recently Dropped by £100.09

In the last 52 days the price of the T540p has dropped by £100.09.

Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p is 24h. With a battery life of 13 hours, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440[plb_2073095_price] (17h) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T540p 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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T540p has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T540p.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price], and the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T540p has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price], the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price], and the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price] all from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T540p is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T540p that we have assessed, the hard drive speed of the Lenovo T540p of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo T540p has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the T540p the speaker power range from 1W to 11W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T540p have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo T540p which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T540p. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo T540p which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T540p have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. With a battery capacity of 5,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo T540p has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T540p.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of this age and spec is 240 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo T540p has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 56 watt-hours, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T540p. The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T540p is 50Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo T540p's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T540p have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.51GB and 4GB.

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Expensive

We think this Lenovo laptop looks expensive compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec. The cheapeast medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years that we found costs £178 and the most expensive costs £1,964.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable spec and 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.

Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the ProBook 440[pl_2353338_price], or the 8470p[pl_2830659_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price] (SSD), the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (SSD), or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2450897_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the T540p is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The Lenovo T540p is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T540p (2.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] (2.2kg), the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price] (2.3kg), or the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price] (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T540p does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T540p also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price], or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price] both from Lenovo which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T540p

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo T540p has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T540p.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price], or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price].

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2192167_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the 14[pl_2470279_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price], the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price], or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the ZBook 17[pl_2497643_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Pavilion 17[pl_2515489_price] (17.3" and cheaper) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17 7000[plb_2253228_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think the 8470p[pl_1481744_price], and the EliteBook 8470p[pl_1564796_price] both from HP or the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Inspiron 15[pl_2145463_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from DELL; or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T540p has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the 8470p[pl_1481744_price], or the Pro[pl_1496960_price] both from HP.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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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 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 Insider
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery Capacity
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Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
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Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20be00, 20be00b, 20be00bt, 20be00btu, 20be00btus, lenovo t540, lenovo t540p, lenovo i54210, lenovo 20be003, lenovo 20be004, lenovo i54210m, lenovo 20be004e, lenovo 20be00b2, lenovo 20be003y, lenovo 20be003yu, lenovo 20be004eu, lenovo 20be00b2u, lenovo 20be004eus, lenovo 20be00b2uk, lenovo 20be003yuk
Barcodes 00012300268936, 00888228556642, 00888228556666, 00888228694801, 00888228694825, 00888228694979, 00888228695082, 00888228695426, 00888228695440, 00888228695679, 00888228695952, 00888228696065, 00888228696119, 00888228696133, 00888228696164, 00888228696188, 00888228696249, 00888228696270, 00888228696300, 00888228696591, 00888440118710, 00888772634742, 08882285566660, 08882286948250

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