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Lenovo ThinkPad T540
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Lenovo ThinkPad T540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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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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19 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,250 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Very Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops of this age and type the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540's battery life (max) of 5,200 hours is one of the longest.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad T540 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a front camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 that we have checked the battery capacity of, the ThinkPad T540's battery capacity of 9,210 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 3mAh and the biggest is 14,000mAh.

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 that we have checked, the hard drive speed of the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad T540 has more number of battery cellss than most of the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most of the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 only have between one and eight number of battery cellss, however this notebook PC has nine number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 57 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T540. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of this age and spec is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad T540 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T540 amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad T540 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T540 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad T540 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t540, lenovo t540p
Barcodes 00012300268899, 00012305060719, 00793680456723, 00888228556772, 00888228556796, 00888228556895, 00888228556963, 00888228557045, 00888228696850, 00888228696997, 00888228697017, 00888228697055, 00888228697147, 00888228697161, 00888228697178, 00888228697185, 00888228697208, 00888228704593, 00888228712567, 00888228911472, 00888228911809, 00888228912202, 00888228912455, 00888772017903, 00888772019020, 00888772632687, 00888772632809, 00888772632915, 00888772633066, 00888772633349

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