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  • processor4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Operating SystemWindows 8.1 64-bit Operating System
  • Display14" High-Res Display Options for Crisp Visuals
  • SecurityRobust Security & Manageability, Unbeatable Value
  • Bridge TechnologyAll-Day Computing with up to 12 Hours’ Battery Life

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    • + - Processor
      Intel Core i3-4000M Processor (3MB Cache, 2.40GHz)
      + - Operating System
      Windows 8.1 64
      + - Display
      15.6" TFT HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display WWAN
      + - Graphics
      Intel HD Graphics 4600
      + - Memory
      4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM
      + - Hard Drive
      500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5"
      + - Optical Device
      DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer
      + - Wireless
      Intel Single Band Wireless 7260BN with Bluetooth 4.0
      + - Warranty
      1 Year Depot or Carry-in
      + - Pointing Device
      Ultranav without Fingerprint Reader
      + - Battery
      6 Cell Li-Ion Battery (2.2Ah) 48Wh
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ThinkPad L540 Features

Improved Design Changes
The new ThinkPads feature quality design changes that focus on real-life experiences with input from over 900 people in 9 different countries. Improvements in LCD design and smaller internal antenna result in a reduced bezel size—actually 20% smaller than previous generations—yet our ThinkPads deliver legendary reliability and meet or exceed rigorous military-specification standards. Plus these notebooks lie flat, at a 180-degree angle, adding enhanced flexibility for use and sharing.
Security & Manageability Features
Intel® vPro, Computrace, encrypted hard disk drive, BIOS port locking, Trusted Platform Module, and more, ensure your business-critical data is secure and easily managed.
MIL-SPEC / Military-Specification Testing
Validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust.
Award-Winning Keyboard Further Enhanced for Windows 8
Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. And now it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons, function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration can be configured multiple ways through Settings. Plus, the L540 also includes a numeric keypad.
Long Battery Life
Enjoy all-day computing with up to 11 hours unplugged on the standard 6-cell 56 Wh battery—whether you're working on-the-go or simply enjoying downtime, you get more than a full day on a single charge.
High Resolution Display
Enjoy visuals on a dazzling high resolution display, with HD being our standard offering. The L540 offers a 15.6-inch antiglare HD (1366 x 768) or FHD (1920 x 1080) display.
Hinge-Based Latching & Active Protection System
Thinner and stronger, new ThinkPad laptops include hinge-based latching, which features a cleaner, modern easy-open design. Tension in the hinges keeps the cover closed during unexpected drops. Plus, Active Protection System (APS), which works with traditional magnetic HDDs, detects when the system is dropped and reacts by stopping the hard drive to protect your data.
Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones
Enjoy superior web conferencing on your L540, which includes a low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, dual noise-cancelling microphones with configurations for crystal-clear private and conference mode VOIP meetings, plus, convenient multimedia keys for quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.
Dolby® Speakers With Advanced Audio™
This suite of audio technologies enables your ThinkPad to deliver a crisp, clear surround sound experience over its built-in stereo speakers. The technology increases audio clarity for VOIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos.
Integrated Fingerprint Reader (Optional)
Get quick, convenient access and secure login with one swipe.
Fast Data Transfer
Move data quickly between the L540 and other devices with SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which enables up to 10 times faster file transfer, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals.
WWAN (3G/4G) (Optional)
Add wireless WAN connectivity and go online virtually anywhere without a WiFi connection.
Greenest ThinkPad Available
ThinkPad L Series continues the legacy of saving energy to lower power consumption costs. With numerous environmental certifications like EPEAT® Gold, ENERGY STAR, ULE Gold Sustainable Product Certification, up to 10% post-consumer content, and low halogen, the L540 is good for the planet and your bottom line.
Budget Protection
Ensure cost-effective, worry-free enjoyment of your L540 with accidental damage protection, which keeps you covered in the event of accidental damage caused by drops or spills that occur under normal working conditions.
Lenovo laptop ThinkPad L540 award-winning keyboard
Full-Sized, Spill-Resistant Keyboard Optimized for Windows 8
Superior web-conferencing on the ThinkPad L540 with integrated 720p webcam & noise-cancelling mic
Superior Web Conferencing With Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Noise-Cancelling Mic

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ThinkPad L540 Tech Specs

Thinkpad L440/L540 Laptop Specs

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DescriptionThinkpad L440/L540 Laptop
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4600M
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4702MQ
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4330M
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300M
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4000M
Operating System
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64
  • Windows 8.1 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
  • L440: 14.0" HD (1366 x 768), 14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900)
  • L540: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080), 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • L440: 5.0 lbs
  • L540: 5.5 lbs
  • L440: Integrated, Intel® HD Graphics 4600 with HM86(non-vPro), and W TPM, and W/Express card
  • L540: Integrated, Intel® HD Graphics 4600 with HM86(non-vPro), and W TPM, and W/Express card
4GB / 8GB / 16GB
I/O (Input/Output) Ports
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Express Card (Smart Card)
  • 1 x Mic/headphone combo
  • 1 x RJ45
  • 4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
  • Mini DisplayPort
720p face-tracking technology, low light sensitive
  • HDD: 320GB / 500GB / 1TB 5400 RPM
  • HDD: 320GB / 500GB 7200 RPM
  • SSD: 128GB SSD SATA3
  • SSD: 256GB SSD (OPAL 2.0) SATA3
Optical Drive
DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer
Dolby® Advanced Audio™
ThinkPad® Precision Keyboard
  • 6 cell Li-ion Battery - (47 Wh)
  • 6 cell Li-ion Battery - 57+ (56 Wh)
  • 9 cell Li-ion Battery - 57++ (99 Wh)
Battery Life
  • L440: 12+ hours
  • L540: 11+ hours
WiFi / Bluetooth / Mobile Broadband
  • Intel Single Band Wireless 7260BN w/ Bluetooth 4.0
  • ThinkPad Wireless 2x2 BGN w/ Bluetooth 4.0
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless 7260AC w/ Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sierra Wireless 7355 - Gobi 5000
Intel® 10/1000 Gigabyte Ethernet
Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • L440: 13.54" x 9.40" x 1.04"
  • L540: 14.84" x 9.72" x 1.22"
Fingerprint Reader
  • TrackPoint®
  • TrackPad
  • NumPad (L540 only)

    Software Offering

    Preloaded ApplicationsPreloaded Applications
    • Lenovo® Companion
    • Lenovo® Support
    • Lenovo® Cloud Storage
    • Lenovo® Settings
    • Intel® AppUp
    • AccuWeather
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Evernote®
    • Security
    • Rara-Music
    • Lenovo® Solutions Center
    • Intel® Education Software Suite

    ThinkPad L540 Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)ThinkPad Ultralight Backpack (0B47306)Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

    The ThinkPad Noise Cancelling Earbuds eliminate 92% of ambient background noise through the use of active noise-cancelling circuitry contained in a battery operated compartment. Specifically optimized for office environments, autos, trains, and aircrafts, these ergonomically designed earbuds provide a secure fit that further isolates noise for a quality listening experience.

    The ThinkPad Ultralight backpack and is strong inside and out with military-grade materials such as Carbon Fiber Rods and Kevlar Blend for extreme durability without the added weight. It features a built-in compartment to protect both a system and a tablet, plus added storage for whatever is needed to get through your work day. Front Panels: Kevlar blended with polyester. Side Panels: Ripstop on side resistant to tearing and ripping. Back: EVA Foam for protection and comfort. Workstation to hold pens/cards/phones and other small accessories.

    The Lenovo Security Cable Lock allows you to help reduce theft and manage physical security access wherever you need it. One piece design for easy use. Lightweight ( 130 g / 0.29 lbs ) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling.

    ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)ThinkPad Ultralight Backpack (0B47306)Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)
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    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
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    24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

    • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

    Ultimate Data Security

    • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
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    Battery Life
    Up to 11 hours with standard removable 6-cell 56Wh battery
    Wedge panel starts at 5.68 lbs / Slim LCD panel starts at 5.54 lbs
    Stereo with Dolby® Advanced Audio™
    Dual-array with VOIP enhancement
    1 USB 3.0 powered, 3 USB 2.0, VGA, mini DisplayPort, RJ45, 4-in-1 card reader, audio/headphone combo jack, ExpressCard and/or SmartCard slots