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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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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Lenovo many processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the HP EliteBook 755 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T540 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP EliteBook 755 which has better reviews.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 13 hours, the ThinkPad T540 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540. The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 is 3.1h, the longest is 13h, and the average battery life (max) is 7h.

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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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. Most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and type.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad T540 has a better processor cache level than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have a L2 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level across all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T540. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has eight processor threadss.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 755 (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the ThinkPad T540 does not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen including the HP Pro which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 range from 1GB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.3GB. When compared to other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540 that we have checked, the ThinkPad T540's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

The ThinkPad T540 has a fairly average processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad T540 has a pretty average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the HP EliteBook 755 which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the MSI PE70 2QE (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad T540 has a pretty typical weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
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
Memory
Internal Memory
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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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard 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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t540, lenovo t540p, lenovo i746700, lenovo 20be0089, lenovo i746700m, lenovo 20be0089u, lenovo 20be0089uk
Barcodes 00888440807713

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