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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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

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

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Portable PCs of this spec and age have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7. At 3, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad T540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Omen 15-5110nr is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T540, or the DELL XPS 15 (£1,426.98) is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 is 3.1h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 that we have assessed, the ThinkPad T540's battery life of 13 hours is one of the longest.

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Has a Front Camera

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

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the HP Omen 15-5110nr which is cheaper.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T540, or the DELL XPS 15 (£1,426.98) is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago 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 laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T540. Most of the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this Lenovo notebook PC has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad T540 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ThinkPad T540 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Narrow

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is quite narrow (only 376.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. The average width of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £90.91

The price of the ThinkPad T540 has increased by £90.91 in the last 52 days.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 15 (£956.00), or the Zbook 17 G2 (£1,135.84) both from HP.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50 (SSD), the DELL Precision M4800 (£1,904.91) (SSD), or the HP Omen (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. 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 were released one year ago.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the ZBook 15 (£956.00) (8GB and cheaper), or the Zbook 17 G2 (£1,135.84) (8GB and cheaper) both from HP; or the HP Pro (£806.00) (8GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 is 32GB and the biggest is 2.2TB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 17 G2 (£1,135.84) (750GB), or the Toshiba X70-B (£1,189.00) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other 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 laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP Omen 15-5110nr 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.4GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T540 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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

At 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad T540.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the ZBook 15 (£956.00) (2.5GHz and cheaper), or the Zbook 17 G2 (£1,135.84) (2.5GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 G2 (£1,135.84) (17.3" and cheaper), or the Toshiba X70-B (£1,189.00) (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Y50 (2.4kg), or the ThinkPad T540 (2.6kg) both from Lenovo or the DELL Precision M4800 (£1,904.91) (2.9kg).

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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PCI Express Configuration
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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
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Full HD
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Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
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Networking
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SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
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DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t540, lenovo t540p, lenovo i74600, lenovo i74600m

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