ThinkPad L440

ThinkPad L440

ThinkPad L440

Optimized for Windows 8, this 14" laptop delivers on performance and price, with 4th gen Intel® processors, NVIDIA® discrete graphics option, robust security features, and legendary ThinkPad reliability.

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  • Features

    ThinkPad L440Features

    Improved Design Changes

    The new 2013 - 2014 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 10

    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 10 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.

    Long Battery Life

    Enjoy all-day computing with **up to 12 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 L440 offers a choice between a 14-inch antiglare HD (1366 x 768) or HD+ (1600 x 900) 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 L440, 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 L440 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 L440 is good for the planet and your bottom line.

    Budget Protection

    Ensure cost-effective, worry-free enjoyment of your L440 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 L440 award-winning keyboard
    Full-Sized, Spill-Resistant Keyboard Optimized for Windows 10
    Superior web-conferencing on the ThinkPad L440 with integrated 720p webcam & noise-cancelling mic
    Superior Web Conferencing With Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Noise-Cancelling Mic
  • Reviews

    ThinkPad L440Reviews

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    Scores 7.9 out of 10 based on 136 reviews
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    1 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    Does not work
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 29 June 2015
    Published on: 21 July 2015

    ThinkPad L440

    Hi Alexandre,

    Sorry to read that your computer is not functioning as it should. Please speak with the support team on the below number, they will provide a solution.

    Tel: 03705-500-900

    Thank you


    9 out of 10


    Deal GB Business user
    Excellent standard Thinkpad design. Solid working machine. Convenient port location and good clear screen.
    Case can scratch easily. Charger non standard design
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 13 April 2015
    Published on: 04 May 2015

    ThinkPad L440

    5 out of 10


    Huddersfield GB General home user
    Screen OK. Overall a step back from my current Thinkpad X201
    No DVD player software.
    The DVD drive does not spool down for music or DVD so noisy and unusable.
    Noisy fan.
    Track pad poor.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 13 February 2015
    Published on: 07 March 2015

    ThinkPad L440

    8 out of 10


    GB General home user
    Similar to the T series. Sturdy.
    This review is based on having had it for a month. Not sure how well it ages yet. Screen doesn't lock to the base.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 13 February 2015
    Published on: 06 March 2015

    ThinkPad L440

    8 out of 10


    Bromley GB Home and business user,
    Very fast boot. Excellent versatile touchpad.
    No obvious easy way of turning off WiFi when docked and connected to LAN. Sometimes does not respond to mouse or keyboard when it has been in sleep mode in docking station.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 31 January 2015
    Published on: 21 February 2015

    ThinkPad L440

    7 out of 10


    Good battery life. Feels nice! On the whole works well.
    Webcam doesn't work properly.
    Have had issues with the Lenovo Settings.
    Look forward to when they can produce a great battery that is light (the 9 cell battery makes the laptop very heavy, but it's worth it).
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 27 December 2014
    Published on: 28 January 2015

    ThinkPad L440

    6 out of 10


    GB Business user
    Main feature is the PCI express card slot, which can quickly expand into any required port.
    Not worth the amount of money.
    Way over priced for a cheap build quality and less than mediocre processing ability.

    Too many unnecessary software add ons and slows down windows start up by 50%!!!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 26 December 2014
    Published on: 27 January 2015

    ThinkPad L440

    8 out of 10


    Basingstoke GB General home user
    Long life battery gives 9 or 10 hours and doesn't stick out too much. Overall very good value (especially when discounted). Ability to customise at purchase for reasonable extra cost (longer life battery, high res screen, add fingerprint reader). Easy maintenance (was simple to swap HDD for SSD, and upgrading RAM will be easy if required). Good performance for low-end cpu (i3 2.4), e.g. when editing video.
    Fairly light for a non-ultrabook. Runs fairly cool, especially after swap from HDD to SSD. Keyboard layout generally good. Touchpad fine (despite reports to the contrary).
    1600x900 screen is not the best - can look a bit washed out and lacking in contrast, especially on some web sites with gray text.
    Option for back-lit keyboard would be nice. SSD option too expensive, so had to do myself after purchase. CTRL and FN keys wrong way around. Seemingly some issues with running bluetooth and wifi at the same time (wifi stops working after bluetooth audio streaming has been running for a while)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 04 December 2014
    Published on: 29 December 2014

    ThinkPad L440

  • Ask an Owner

    ThinkPad L440Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the L440

    1. A shopper asked on
      I found L440 series has Nvidia discrete option. But i can see only these two options in the configuration.
      *Intel HD Graphics 4600 with HM86(non-vPro), with TPM, with Express Card
      *L440NV 1GB N-vproTPM NO Express Card
      Could you help me to find Nvidia option?

      Thank you
      1. Sean replied on
        I'm afraid to say.....
        The L440 only comes with the HD Graphics 4600 with either ...
        HD (1366 x 768) or HD+ (1600 x 900) display.
        The L440 comes under the "business" range of computers, and nearly all the business range will have HD graphics...
        If you are looking for a Lenovo with Nvidia, look under"Entertainment & Gaming" e.g the "Y" "Z" or "U" series
        Hope this is of help :-)

    2. A shopper asked on
      Hello. Does this 14 inch L440 have a keyboard backlight? - Thank you.
      1. Sean replied on
        No it does not.....
        What all lenovo's (L440 + others I have had) have is something unusual.....
        In the center of the screen, is a small LED facing downwards towards the keyboard.
        Its not as "fancy" as a keyboard backlight, I would call it "functional". Good if you're a traveller having to work on a plane when they put the lights out. Bright enough to get work done without imposing on others next to you,
      2. Paul replied on
        yes has backlight on it it works well
    3. A shopper asked on
      is ThinkPad L440 , comparable with linux distros. can i install ubuntu on the machine?
      1. Sean replied on
        Sorry for the late reply .....................
        Yes it is and runs very well... I have linux mint running on the L440 + ubuntu 14.04
        ***Note*** I got the L440 with windows 7 and have both windows and linux running side by side without any difficulty at all. ( have not tried dual boot win 8 and Linux )
        The only item that does not work in linux is the fingerprint recognition, but looking at the forums they are working on it.
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad L440Tech Specs

    Thinkpad L440/L540 Laptop Specs

    PDFThinkpad L440/L540 Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkpad L440/L540 Laptop
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4600M (Up to 2.9 GHz, 4MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4702MQ (Up to 2.2 GHz, 6MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4330M (Up to 2.8 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4300M (Up to 2.6 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4200M (Up to 2.5 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i3-4100M (Up to 2.5 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i3-4000M (Up to 2.4 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Pentium 3550M (Up to 2.3 GHz, 2MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Celeron 2950M (Up to 2.0 GHz, 2MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    Operating System
    Windows 8 64-bit
    • L440: 14.0" HD (1366 x 768), 14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900)
    • L540: 15.6" HD (1366 x 768), 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
    • L440: 2.26 kg (5.0 lbs)
    • L540: 2.49 kg (5.5 lbs)
    • L440: Integrated, NVIDIA® N14M-GE GeForce® GT 720M
    • L540: Integrated
    2GB / 4GB / 8GB / 12GB / 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)
    720p face-tracking technology, low light sensitive
    • HDD: 320GB / 500GB / 1TB 5400 RPM
    • HDD: 320GB / 500GB 7200 RPM
    • SSD: 128GB SSD SATA3
    • SSD: Intel® 180GB SSD SATA3
    • SSD: 240GB FDE SSD (Qual only)
    • SSD: 256GB SSD (OPAL 2.0)
    • mSATA: 16GB*
    Optical Drive
    9.5 mm MultiBurner (Rambo)
    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: **13+ hours
    • L540: **12+ hours
    Intel® 10/1000 Gigabyte Ethernet
    WiFi and Bluetooth®
    • Intel® Centrino® 7260 (Wilkins Peak 2) 2 x 2 AC+ BT 4.0
    • Intel® Centrino® 7260BGN (Wilkins Peak 2) 2 x 2 BGN + BT 4.0
    • ThinkPad Wireless 2 x 2 BGN+BT 4.0
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced N6235 (Jackson Peak 2) 2 x 2 AGN+ BT 4.0
    • Intel® 82577LM Gigabit (Hanksville) Digital Office
    Wireless WWAN
    • Gobi 5000 – LTE/EVDO/HSPA+ 42Mbps NGFF M.2
    • Ericsson HSPA+ 21Mbps (N5321)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • L440: 344 mm x 239 mm x 29 mm (13.54" x 9.40" x 1.04")
    • L540 Wedge panel: 377 mm x 247 mm x 31 mm (14.84" x 9.72" x 1.22")
    • L540 Silm panel: 377 mm x 247 mm x 28.8 mm (14.84" x 9.72" x 1.13")
    Fingerprint Reader
    • TrackPoint®
    • TrackPad
    • NumPad

    Specifications may vary

    Software Offering

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

    ThinkPad L440Accessories & Services

    • ThinkPad Pro Dock - 90W<c:if test="true">(40A10090UK)</c:if>  <c:if test="false">(40A10090UK)</c:if>   <c:if test="false">(40A10090EU)</c:if>

      ThinkPad Pro Dock - 90W(40A10090UK)

      Web price:
      Ships in 7 business days

      The new ThinkPad Pro Dock provides a two-step security system shared across ThinkPad models for simple IT management.* Connect a security cable to the dock to prevent physical theft, easily align your ThinkPad model with the left rear corner, and then simply turn the key to lock into the docking station. In addition to a smaller footprint (10% reduction in size from previous version docking stations), you'll also benefit from enhanced connectivity with six additional USB ports (3 3.0 & 3 2.0), RJ45 port which supports enterprise management, headphone/mic combo port, DisplayPort connector, DVI-D connector, VGA monitor port, and a Kensington security lock slot.

      *ThinkPad Pro Dock works with the 2013 classic ThinkPad models, including L Series, W Series, X240, T440p, T540p, and T440 without NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology.

    • ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

      ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

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      Ships in 7 business days

      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.

    • ThinkPad 14” Fitted Reversible Sleeve (4X40E48910)

      ThinkPad 14” Fitted Reversible Sleeve (4X40E48910)

      Web price:
      Ships in 7 business days
    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Web price:
      Ships in 7 business days

      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.

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    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.)