Lenovo Thinkpad T540p 20BE003AUS 15.6″ i5-4200M 2.50GHz 8GB 500GB 7200rpm W7 Laptop Computer

Lenovo Thinkpad T540p 20BE003AUS 15.6″ i5-4200M 2.50GHz 8GB 500GB 7200rpm W7 Laptop Computer

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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, HD display and ultra long battery life the T540p will be with you every step of the way, wherever your business takes you.

Display: 15.6″ HD Anti-Reflective LED-backlit Display (1366×768)
Graphics: Intel HD 4600 Graphics
Chassis Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA, 1 x mDP, RJ-45, Dock Connector, 4-in-1 Card Reader (MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC)
Audio: Dolby Advanced Audio
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64 bit with upgrade to Windows 8 Pro
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium-Ion (56Wh) Battery
Keyboard: ThinkPad precision keyboard
Webcam: 720p HD
Dimensions: 14.82″ x 9.76″ x 1.09″
Weight: 5.5 lbs

Product Features

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4200M Dual Core Processor (3M Cache, 2.50GHz – 3.10GHz) 37W
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
  • RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 1.35V RAM
  • Optical Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW Dual Layer
  • 8GB RAM Upgrade* | View Product Description for complete details and notes

3 thoughts on “Lenovo Thinkpad T540p 20BE003AUS 15.6″ i5-4200M 2.50GHz 8GB 500GB 7200rpm W7 Laptop Computer

  1. Josh-D. S. (Xaminmo) Davis "xaminmo"
    Josh-D. S. (Xaminmo) Davis "xaminmo" says:

    Poor usability. SUMMARY:This new Lenovo W540 aka T540p suffers substantially from a usability standpoint. I find this laptop unsuitable for travel, especially compared to prior models. YMMV.RECOMMEND:Get a W530, T530p, or T430 instead.CAVEATS:This review is just my experience during a corporate upgrade.I’m a tall, large-handed power-user with 33 years of computer experience.This means I also have expectations that may not match yours. YMMVTo get comparisons against multiple different laptops, see Tom’s Hardware, CNET, etc.To get product specifications, Lenovo’s website, via any popular search engine, will give you summary, technical, etc details.PROBLEMS:* Single button platform trackpad which is difficult to position the mouse AND click at the same time. This is a usability issue, but may not be an issue for people who prefer this style of mouse.* The keyboard is edge to edge so my hands hang off. No alternative keyboard options. This is a comfort issue for me. Smaller users probably will not have this problem.* No LEDs for wireless, battery, or DISK ACTIVITY. This can be an issue if you’re waiting for it to boot or shutdown, and just general status.* No eject for ultrabay devices. You have to remove screws and pry it out with the power off. This can be an issue if you use a second disk in the ultrabay slot.* Came with a cut WLAN cable inside the bottom access hatch. This seems to be poor handling/QC.* Uses a 22x42mm M.2 slot instead of mSATA, so it’s limited in capacity for that bay. Originally, this was limited to 128GB, because an M.2 42mm card only has room for two flash chips. Since the original review, higher density chips have come out, and a 256GB M.2 22x42mm device is now available. While it’s still disappointing due to being limited to 2 chips (vs 4 on an M2 22x80mm or mSATA; or vs 8-16 on a 2.5″ SATA device), it’s still useful as a boot/OS/Application device.* Both network and power come out of the back, so you can’t REALLY use it on your lap without straining the ports. Wireless in the lap, or plugged in at a desk is okay.* The power connector is once again changed. This time it’s square, but it’s the exact same volts and amps as before. The design does not seem any less likely to break. It appears to be to allow a slightly thinner case, but it’s not *that* much thinner. There are no adapter dongles to allow use of the older power bricks, so it’s likely just as much to sell more accessories.* Specification-wise, it’s just a tiny change from the W530. No real performance difference.* Function keys are replaced with media keys, though you can use a function-lock to access the F## keys.* W540 Idle wattage averages 20W, and ranges from 16-25W with only outlook and VPN running. Compare to the W530 averaging 16W, ranging from 15-22W with Outlook, Thunderbird, 30 Chrome tabs, 2 VPN clients, etc. etc.BENEFITS* Technology refresh. Quadro, Intel CPUs, DDR multiplier – they are all a newer generation than the W530. This is mostly power savings.* The power brick and the machine itself are lighter than the W530.* All 4 DIMM slots are in the same place* Sleek designQUESTIONS:* As to why I even have it, my work requires a T440 or a W540, which are both the same thing, with different screen sizes.* As to the usability problems, “just plug it into the dock and use a keyboard and mouse!” That obviously doesn’t work in a datacenter, or an airport.* “Just use the one at home, and the other when travelling!” – That doesn’t solve the issue of having to maintain data/files in 2 places.* “Just put it all on the network!” – That doesn’t work when I don’t HAVE network, as in, on customer networks, etc, and is a problem for data security & reliability.* Technical discrepancy claims were reviewed. No discrepancies found, except the M.2 42mm size now offers 256GB.OBSERVATIONS – POSITIVE:* It runs cooler than the W530. I’m not measuring core temperature here. I just mean that the side of my desk by the exhaust isn’t warm.* The function key lock is not as annoying after some adjustment. It’s a little hard to read the buttons in poor light, but it’s usable.* The lack of UltraBay hot-swap isn’t a major issue. While I “miss” the quick release, I’ve not actually needed it.* The absence of latches for the lid is more of a time-saver than a risk.OBSERVATIONS – NEGATIVE:* The lack of suspend button is really annoying. MS got rid of hotkeys for this after XP, so it requires mousing.* The track-pad style still isn’t easy for me to use (monolithic pad). At a desk, it’s no problem to use an external mouse, but not away from a desk.* The fingerprint reader sometimes picks up my palm while I’m using the laptop. Blinky blippy. A…

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