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Lenovo Thinkpad T540P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T540P. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and durability. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. The sound and energy efficiency get less positive views, while comments about the design and size are different.

performance, screen, usability, durability, portability

touchpad, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad T540P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

Easy Linux installation. Generally robust machine.

Poor track-pad, clunky. Docking station not well designed, doesn't seat very well.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

Everything

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

So far it works as well as I hoped it would.

I turned off the touchpad as a mouse is far more practical.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

Very easy to use. Robust, battery life excellent, lightweight, attractive and serviceable.

The camera did not have a lens cover. I have not been able to make the fingerprint recognition work.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

It did not work. No display. Did't boot up

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

Solid build, very good keyboard, excellent screen (3k) and useful shortcut keys.

Not really, my problems are with Windows 10, not the PC.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

+ Perfomance is good. + The laptop is quite fast and very quiet so far, after using it nearly one month. + Keyboard quality looks good as well, which is very important for me. I am using this laptop with Linux Ubuntu. It works well so far, no problem....

- Bad quality full HD monitor. Viewing angles are horrible for 21st century laptop. - Trackpad is horrible. However, normally I use mouse, when working with laptop, so this one doesn't bother me much. Lenovo should include some Fn+ key combination to...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540P

 

Solid build, very good keyboard, excellent screen (3k) and useful shortcut keys

Not really, my problems are with Windows 10, not the PC

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540P

 

Perfomance is good ; The laptop is quite fast and very quiet so far, after using it nearly one month ; Keyboard quality looks good as well, which is very important for me ; I am using this laptop with Linux Ubuntu. It works well so far, no problem. Was...

Bad quality full HD monitor. Viewing angles are horrible for 21st century laptop ; Trackpad is horrible. However, normally I use mouse, when working with laptop, so this one doesn't bother me much. Lenovo should include some Fn+ key combination to...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

 

Compared to my previous Thinkpad T500 the trackpad is terrible picking up many touches wrongly. The lack of physical buttons at the front is a nightmare - the trackpad can't decide if I am trying to click and drag or "pinch zoom". Add into the fact...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3232
Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / Dolby AdvancedAudio / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker power:1 / 1.5 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000 / 5200 / 8960 / 9210
Battery capacity (Watt hours):100 / 56 / 56.16 / 57 / 99.9
Battery life (max):10.8 / 11 / 11.1 / 12 / 12.5 / 13 / 5200 / 6 / 6.2 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard, MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810G, GREENGUARD
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Chassis Type:Mini Tower
Colour of product:Beige / Black / Black, Graphite / Black, grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Glass fiber / Glass fiber, Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business / High Performance
Placement supported:Vertical
Product colour:Beige / Black / Black, Graphite
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook / Ultrabook
Water cooling system: No

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 9:16
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 400:1 / 500:1
Display brightness:200 / 220 / 300 / 350
Display diagonal:38.1 / 39.4 / 39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2880 x 1620
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Expansion slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 710M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8280 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language: / Danish / German / Spanish
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:No / Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, UMTS / HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,100,1000,10000
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating shock:.
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048 / 0 - 2438 / 0 - 3048 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 35 - 80 / 8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / Dolby AdvancedAudio / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Display:
Ethernet interface type:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Product Type:PC
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N / No
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No / Y / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV Out:N
TV out port:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 60 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
L3 Cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 32
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM87
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD E / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.9 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:E2-3200 / I3-4000M / I3-4100M / I5-4200M / I5-4210M / I5-4300M / I5-4300U / I5-4330M / I5-4340M / I7-4600M / I7-4700MQ / I7-4710MQ / I7-4800MQ / I7-4900MQ / I7-4910MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 37 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Secure Boot: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75104 / 75117 / 75128 / 75131 / 76308 / 76346 / 76347 / 76348 / 76349 / 76750 / 78931 / 78939 / 80344 / 81012 / I5-4200M / I5-4300M / I7-4600M / I7-4700MQ / I7-4710MQ / I7-4800MQ / I7-4900MQ
Processor code:SR15H / SR15K / SR15L / SR1ED / SR1H7 / SR1H9 / SR1HA / SR1HB / SR1HC / SR1L4 / SR1PQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor / Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Amazon Kindle\nNitroPDF 8.0.7.3\nAccuWeather\nEvernote\nLenovo Cloud Storage\nLenovo Settings\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nNorton Studio / Lenovo Settings\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nNorton Studio\nAmazon Kindle\nNitroPDF 8.0.7.3\nAccuWeather\nEvernote\nLenovo Cloud Storage
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Preload / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:POL
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC, RS-MMC, SD, SDIO / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDIO / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC / MMC, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / xD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface: / SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 1128 / 128 / 1512 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 628 / 756

Technical Details

Display Technology:
Hot-swap:
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.8 / 248 / 248.1 / 25 / 36
Height :2.66 / 2.76 / 2.77 / 2.79 / 27.7 / 27.9 / 3.5 / 30.5
Height (front):2.79 / 2.99
Height (rear):2.95 / 2.99 / 3.39
Weight:2.41 / 2.44 / 2.46 / 2.49 / 2.5 / 2.56 / 2.63 / 2.7 / 5
Width:10.5 / 37.6 / 37.7 / 376.5 / 376.6