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Lenovo ThinkPad T540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7.

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Quite 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 portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the ThinkPad T540 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Good Brand

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price], and the HP Omen 15-5110nr[plb_2986047_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 3.1h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h. The ThinkPad T540 has a very long battery life (13 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540.

There are a number of other 13h battery life laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T540 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price], or the HP Omen 15-5110nr[plb_2986047_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a front camera including the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price].

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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 most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this notebook PC has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad T540 has a better processor cache level than most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

The worst processor cache level across similar types of laptop is L2.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the widths range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 376.4 millimeters, the ThinkPad T540 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 came out more than a year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Price Increase of £90.91

The price of the ThinkPad T540 increased by £90.91 in the last month.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that are a comparable 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ZBook 15[pl_2877682_price], and the Zbook 17 G2[pl_2966324_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50[plb_2479134_price] (SSD), the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2527995_price] (SSD), or the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The ThinkPad T540 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] (8GB and higher rated) or the ZBook 15[pl_2877682_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Zbook 17 G2[pl_2966324_price] (8GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad T540 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP Zbook 17 G2[plb_2966324_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Not Cheap

We think this notebook PC looks expensive compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type. The price range of portable PCs of a comparable age and type is from £139 to £3,139.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the HP Omen 15-5110nr[plb_2986047_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 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 many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T540 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] (2.6GHz and higher rated); or the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the HP Omen 15-5110nr[plb_2986047_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 G2[plb_2966324_price] (17.3"), or the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the ThinkPad T540 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T540.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784726_price] which is cheaper.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2527995_price] (2.9kg), or the Lenovo Y50[plb_2479134_price] (2.4kg).

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Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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