Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Lenovo Thinkpad W540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W540. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and reliability. The keyboard and portability also get good views. Many are less positive about the sound and size, while there are mixed opinions on the price and design.

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

See all Lenovo Laptop Computers

Review analysis

(Based on 84 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 70 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 70 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (9)

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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 (digit.in)

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 (cadalyst.com)

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 cdw.com (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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001

 

The clickpad!

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

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

Price comparison for Lenovo Thinkpad W540

  Store     Price
CeX Lenovo Thinkpad X380 Yoga/i5-8250U/8GB Ram/256GB...
Lenovo Thinkpad X380 Yoga/i5-8250U/8GB Ram/256GB SSD/13”/W10/Black/C
£520.00 TO SHOP
CeX Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd/i7-8650U/16GB/256GB...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd/i7-8650U/16GB/256GB SSD/14” QHD TS/W10/Black/B
£1020.00 TO SHOP
CeX Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 1st/i7-6600U/8GB/512GB...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 1st/i7-6600U/8GB/512GB SSD/14`` FHD TS/W10/Black/B
£670.00 TO SHOP
CeX Lenovo Thinkpad X380 Yoga/i5-8350U/16GB Ram/256GB...
Lenovo Thinkpad X380 Yoga/i5-8350U/16GB Ram/256GB SSD/13”/W10/Black/B
£575.00 TO SHOP
CeX Lenovo ThinkPad X1 3rd/i7-8650U/16GB/1TB SSD/13” FHD...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 3rd/i7-8650U/16GB/1TB SSD/13” FHD TS/W10/Black/B
£1100.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad T490s Laptop, Intel Core i7-8565U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad T490s Laptop, Intel Core i7-8565U 1. 8GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 14" Full HD, No-DVD, Intel...
£1277.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LH Intel Core i5-8250U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad X380 Yoga 20LH Intel Core i5-8250U 1. 6GHz 8GB DDR4 + 256GB SSD 13. 3" Full HD Touch...
£1239.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad E490 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad E490 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U 1. 6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 14 Full HD, Intel UHD, WIFI...
£669.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 20MF Laptop, Intel Core...
Lenovo Think Pad X1 Extreme 20MF Laptop, Intel Core i7-8750H 2. 2GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15. 6" IPS Touch...
£2058.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad X390 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U 1. 6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 13. 3" Full HD, No-DVD...
£1124.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad E590 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8565U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad E590 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8565U 1. 8GHz, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 15. 6 Full HD, AMD RX 550X...
£979.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad E590 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8565U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad E590 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8565U 1. 8GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15. 6 Full HD, Intel UHD...
£758.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (6th Gen), Intel...
Lenovo Think Pad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (6th Gen), Intel Core i5-8250U 1. 6GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14" Full...
£1379.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad L580 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad L580 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U 1. 8GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15. 6" Full HD, No-DVD...
£897.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 2-in-1 Laptop...
Think Pad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 2-in-1 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U 1. 8GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14" Touch, No...
£1716.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock EU
Lenovo Think Pad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock EU The Think Pad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A can expand the...
£230.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad T480 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U 1. 8GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 14" Full HD, No-DVD, Intel...
£1078.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 20LS Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz...
Lenovo Think Pad L480 20LS Intel Core i5-8250U 1. 6GHz 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD 14" Full HD + WIFI Webcam...
£699.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga Laptop, Intel Core i5...
Lenovo Think Pad X380 Yoga Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U 1. 6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 13. 3" Full HD touch...
£1019.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U 1...
Lenovo Think Pad T480s Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U 1. 6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 14" Full HD, No-DVD, Intel...
£1079.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.