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Lenovo Thinkpad W540

Lenovo Thinkpad W540
alaScore 86

81 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W540. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and reliability are on the whole positive. The keyboard and portability are also mentioned favorably. The sound and size get less positive views, while the price and design get mixed opinions.

performance, portability, keyboard, reliability, battery

usability, image quality, touchpad, size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad W540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kevin Lee (

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 review


A top-notch 3K workstation with a top-shelf price tag

Immaculate 3K screen ; Perfect keyboard and trackpad ; Great performance for any task

Too expensive for company-wide use ; Inconsistent build quality ; High-res screen hogs battery life

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is a workstation powerhouse, but it's too expensive for general office use.

Oct, 2014

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkPad W540


The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is a 15-inch mobile workstation with a self-calibrating In-Plane Switching (IPS) display and class-leading performance.

Bright, self-calibrating 3K screen. Incredible detail and color on display. Removable battery with 6 hours of life. Thunderbolt port. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 4G LTE WWAN connectivity. Biometric security. ISV certification.

No touch-screen option. Quirky trackpad. Could use more storage and memory.

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has both beauty in its self-color-calibrating screen and brawn in its top-notch benchmark performance. Its battery life and performance exceed the expectations of most mobile workstation users, and aside from a quirky trackpad,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo ThinkPad W540


Industry-leading keyboard; Accurate TrackPoint and Touchpad; Strong performance; Clear low-light webcam ; Mediocre viewing angles; Heavy ; The 15-inch Lenovo ThinkPad W540 boasts workstation-level performance, an excellent keyboard, and a QHD display...

Mediocre viewing angles; Heavy ; The 15-inch Lenovo ThinkPad W540 boasts workstation-level performance, an excellent keyboard, and a QHD display with built-in color calibrator.

The 15-inch Lenovo ThinkPad W540 boasts workstation-level performance, an excellent keyboard, and a QHD display with built-in color calibrator.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Review – Old-School Pride


The ThinkPad's distant history is pocked with no-nonsense business machines sporting plain designs and thick bodies. Those are largely a thing of the past, with the newest ThinkPads coming with a side dish of sleekness that make them stand out from...

The ThinkPad W540 is definitely for the business workers among us who need a machine more robust than the average ultrabook. Those who will find this offering appealing are of a certain sort: people who prefer having all the ports and functions they...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation Review


The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is a decent mobile workstation whose benefits manage to outweigh its annoying flaws.

Excellent quality 3K IPS display ; Built-in display calibrator ; Very good performance ; Good value

Poor clickpad ; Pointing stick lacks dedicated buttons ; Minor keyboard layout issues ; Gets warmer than expected

Oct, 2014

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Workstation


Transformation. Lenovo completely redesigns its mobile workstations from the ThinkPad W-series and introduces some fundamental changes in this category. Does the device really meet the high expectations of the loyal customers?

Performance, Display, Weight, Configurability, Warranty, System noise, Good performance, low weight, acceptable battery runtimes , great display and fair prices

Problems with the build quality, Upgradeability of the storage, M.2 expansion cards only with 42 mm, Port layout on the left side, Clickpad buttons, Better build quality in detail, easy upgrading of the storage and better trackpad buttons

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Laptops Jayesh Shinde (

Lenovo W540 Review


Looking at the machine's hardware capability, its performance blows past all business laptops we've tested till December 2014. What's particularly surprising and noteworthy is the laptop's better-than-average loud and clear speakers for a pleasant...

Built like a tank ; Loud and clear speakers ; Best-in-class performance

Mediocre viewing angles

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Art Liddle (

Lenovo ThinkPad W540


The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is reviewed as part of the Cadalyst Labs Report, "Mobile CAD Workstations Priced Under $2,500."

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 mobile workstation, as configured for this review, costs $2,215 through (including ground shipping). That's the lowest price for the systems reviewed here; in fact, it's more than $200 cheaper than the next closest...

Nov, 2014

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Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001


The clickpad!

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001


Have been buying IBM/Lenovo ThinkPads for past 15 years - consistently brilliant products. Keyboards are excellent. Fingerprint sensor very useful. Performance always good - you get what you pay for. Each Thinkpad I've had has lasted 5 years each.

New keyboard layout with additional numerical keypad takes getting used. Overlaying volume/microphone buttons onto Fn keys is a step backwards - I used to use Fn F2 button regularly to put into sleep mode but that is no longer possible. I would have...

Mar, 2015

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