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Lenovo T540p 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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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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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T540p. Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Lenovo T540p of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T540p. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo T540p has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T540p the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo T540p has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T540p. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this Lenovo notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo T540p has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo T540p has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the T540p. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo T540p has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T540p processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 around for around the same time as it. This laptop 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 amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T540p.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of this type and age is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T540p has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T540p is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. With a battery life of 11 hours, the Lenovo T540p has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T540p has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T540p has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T540p is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo T540p has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T540p only have between one and eight battery cells, however the Lenovo T540p has nine battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacity of the Lenovo T540p of 9,210 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T540p the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo T540p has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T540p. The battery capacities of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T540p 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo T540p has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T540p.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T540p has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T540p.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T540p is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The Lenovo T540p has a fairly big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T540p is 2.9MB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T540p that we have checked the processor cache of, the Lenovo T540p's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T540p the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 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 are a similar age to the T540p.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T540p is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Lenovo T540p has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T540p.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Z500[plb_1626586_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T540p is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Lenovo T540p has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T540p.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo T540p does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo T540p has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the T540p. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 28MP.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T540p is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T540p. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the T540p have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_1989792_price] (2.7kg).

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T540p has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T540p. The speaker power of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 11W.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T540p is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T540p.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T540p

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the T540p.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T540p has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i74600, i74600m, 20be003, 20be003n, 20be003nu, 20be003nus
Barcodes 00042111722556, 00888228556727, 00888228556857, 00888228696713, 00888228696737, 00888228708508, 00888440134840, 00888440134857, 00888440135175, 00888440328898, 00888440807058, 00888440807713, 00888631625553, 04053162920507, 08882286967138, 08884401348570, 08884408077138

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