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Lenovo ThinkPad T540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

Alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00).

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the ZBook 15 (2.7GHz), the ZBook (£1,461.58) (2.8GHz), or the ZBook 17 (£1,612.26) (2.8GHz) all from HP.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly long battery life (13 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. The battery lifes of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 15 (14.25h).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 745.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T540, or the HP ZBook 15 is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T540.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 745 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the ZBook 15 (SSD), the ZBook 17 (£1,326.00) (SSD), or the ZBook 15 (SSD) all from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540, the ThinkPad T540 has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include the HP Zbook 15 which is cheaper.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540, or the HP ZBook (£1,461.58).

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. The ThinkPad T540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 only have between two and eight battery cells.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T540. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T540. The total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 32GB to 2TB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the HP EliteBook 745 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (750GB), or the Lenovo Y50 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad T540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the XPS 15, the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 all from DELL.

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Only 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 have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. The discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 14MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The ThinkPad T540 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540's speaker power of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest. The speaker power of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 range from 1W to 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 18GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Price Has Increased by £0.24

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire V3-551, and the HP ENVY 15 (£1,222.98) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Y50-70 (16GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP Zbook 17 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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3G Network Access Module
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Mini VGA Port
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
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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 Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life
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Power
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Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74710, lenovo i74710m, lenovo i74710mq
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