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

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The oldest PCI Express slots version of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.7. The ThinkPad T540 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,876 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its many processor cores laptops range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T540 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T540 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T540 is 7.1h. At 13 hours, the ThinkPad T540 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this type and age 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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The ThinkPad T540 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the laptops that have been available for more than a year. Most of the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T540 only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however this notebook PC has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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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 cores laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 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 the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of a similar type and 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP 255 G3[plb_2320552_price].

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540, the ThinkPad T540 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T540 is 2.3GB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T540 is 820GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540

Released Over a Year Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

The ThinkPad T540 has a pretty average processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo ThinkPad T540 has a pretty average weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T540.

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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)
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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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