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Lenovo ThinkPad T540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T540.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price], or the HP EliteBook 745[plb_2446437_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP ZBook 15[plb_1632630_price] 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec 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.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the HP EliteBook 745[plb_2446437_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the ZBook 15[pl_1632630_price] (SSD), the ZBook 17[pl_2036831_price] (SSD), or the ZBook 15[pl_2156059_price] (SSD) all from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T540, the ThinkPad T540 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price], or the HP Zbook 15[plb_2253447_price].

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the HP ZBook[plb_2499795_price].

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the longer battery lifes (11 hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The battery lifes of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T540 range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.

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Nine Battery Cells

The ThinkPad T540 is a nine battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T540 only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 32GB to 2TB.

There are a number of alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the HP EliteBook 745[plb_2446437_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17[plb_2985456_price] (750GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad T540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the XPS 15[pl_2329023_price], the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price] all from DELL.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the lower speaker power amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T540 range from 10" to 18". The ThinkPad T540 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.5 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP Zbook 17[plb_2985456_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540.

There are a number of alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price], or the HP ENVY 17[plb_2353197_price].

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

Alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire V3-551[plb_1452192_price], the Lenovo Y50[plb_2658244_price], or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2353798_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50[plb_2964653_price] (16GB).

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Aspire V3-551[pl_1452192_price] (2.6kg and cheaper), or the Aspire V3-551G[pl_1463655_price] (2.6kg and cheaper) both from Acer.

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Intel Smart Response Technology
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Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74710, lenovo i74710m, lenovo i74710mq
Barcodes 00888772632731, 00888772633882

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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5"
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1.5W Higher Speaker Power
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6"
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5"
£ 855.71 £1,368.39
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50% Higher Speaker Power
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