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ThinkPad S540

15.6" BUSINESS & HOME ULTRABOOK™

Stylish, durable and comfortable to carry and use, the ThinkPad S540 reinvents the Ultrabook™ for professionals, whether at work or at home. 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors, Full HD visuals, Dolby® Home Theater® audio and long battery life, give you the optimum combination of business laptop performance and entertainment pleasure.

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  • Features

    ThinkPad S540Features

    4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

    4th generation Intel® Core™ processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly and move effortlessly between applications, collaborate wirelessly in a high quality videoconference--all with the convenience of longer battery life. Plus, you can guard against identity theft and ensure safe access to your network with built-in security features. In fact, the only thing more amazing than an Intel Core processor-based PC is what your users will do with it.

    Optional AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics

    Configure your S540 Ultrabook with AMD Radeon 8670M 2GB HD graphics and get the best from the graphics accelerated features of Windows 8, plus all your latest professional applications and games.

    Stylish and Practical Design

    Available in silver or gunmetal black, the S540 combines aluminum and magnesium alloy for durability and lightness, while a single unified hinge adds strength, enabling up to 180-degree opening. Indented sides also make carrying the S540 around the office or home comfortable and easy.

    Full HD or HD Displays

    Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) or HD (1366 x 768 resolution) LCD displays with high brightness and vivid colours deliver beautiful and clear visuals whether you are working or playing.

    Award-Winning Backlit Keyboard 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. Backlit for convenience, it's optimized for Windows 8 with multimedia buttons, LED status indicators, function-lock capability, while the smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration can be configured for motions and swipes to suit you.

    Lenovo OneLink Technology

    Get more from your power cable! OneLink technology is a unique interface that simplifies connectivity through a single cable to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock (sold separately), which provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio—all while charging your notebook.

    Long Battery Life

    Stay unplugged all day—**up to 9 hours—but when you do need to boost your battery, breakthrough Lenovo RapidCharge technology charges up to 80% in just 45 minutes. The battery is removable and can be replaced.

    Superior Web Conferencing

    A low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, and dual noise cancelling microphones deliver crystal-clear private and conference mode VOIP meetings. Plus, convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.

    Dolby® Home Theater® v4

    This suite of audio technologies enables your ThinkPad S540 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.

    Lenovo laptop ultrabook ThinkPad S540
    Award-Winning Backlit Keyboard Enhanced for Windows 8
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    Superior Web Conferencing
  • Reviews

    ThinkPad S540Reviews

    S540 reviews verified by Reevoo

    Battery life
    7.9
    Design
    8.0
    Size and weight
    8.2
    Performance
    7.9
    Value for money
    7.6
    Overall rating
    7.6
    Scores 7.6 out of 10 based on 282 reviews
    8 out of 10

    Richard

    Brampton GB Business user
    +
    Bought the S540 Touch Ultrapad together with the excellent OneLink and teamed them with a multitouch monitor. I have replaced my desktop and find my new set up much faster and less cluttered.
    The bundled Lenovo software slows my machine whilst checking hardware in the background - I would prefer to have had this as an option.
    Confirmed purchase: 05 December 2014
    Published on: 15 January 2015

    ThinkPad S540

    9 out of 10

    Tim

    Edinburgh GB Often on the move
    +
    Light, great screen and fast graphics
    Not sure about the new trackpad as a button
    Confirmed purchase: 08 December 2014
    Published on: 29 December 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    8 out of 10

    Kit

    Spain GB Often on the move
    +
    overall good machine
    Touch pad is a little too sensitive. Also don't like being reminded of Lenovo extras e.g. gesture control
    Confirmed purchase: 14 October 2014
    Published on: 12 November 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    2 out of 10

    David

    Holmfirth GB Business user
    +
    Looks good, feels solid, good battery life
    The computer is only as good as its performance - unfortunately, the machine is plagued with faults - very unreliable hardware.
    Confirmed purchase: 04 April 2014
    Published on: 22 October 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    Hi David,

    Apologies for the problems you have experienced with your machine. I will be in touch shortly to offer help via email and connect you with our support team, in case you may still need assistance.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback,

    Best wishes

    Joe

    4 out of 10

    Anonymous

    London GB General home user
    +
    I still love the non-glare screen
    The combined left and right trackpad is cheap, doesn't work properly and is the worst change Lenovo has made to the Thinkpads since I last bought one.
    Confirmed purchase: 02 September 2014
    Published on: 06 October 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    Hi,

    Thank you for your Reevoo review. I'd like to help with the below link, to ensure you have the latest UltraNav mouse driver installed. This should help to improve performance.

    https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-s-series-laptops/thinkpad-s540/downloads/DS039731

    If you may need any help in the future, please feel free to stop by our Twitter or Facebook page.

    Best wishes

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    9 out of 10

    Peter

    Diggle GB General home user
    +
    Great screen, well laid out keyboard, decent performance.
    The keyboard is better than my Dell Latitude E7440, but not as good as my old ThinkPad W520.
    There's a Lenovo tool which keeps popping up a window saying a Lenovo executable cannot be found, but basically, it's a very good laptop.
    Confirmed purchase: 22 August 2014
    Published on: 28 September 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    1 out of 10

    Jonathan

    London GB Business user
    +
    No good points
    It has never worked.
    Confirmed purchase: 06 September 2014
    Published on: 27 September 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    Hi Jonathan

    Sorry you have had difficulties with your laptop. You may have now spoken to our support team for a solution, but I'll also be in touch via email to ensure all is now well.

    Thank you for your Reevoo review.

    Best wishes

    Joe

    9 out of 10

    BC

    LEEDS GB Business user
    +
    Gorgeous design, discreet logos on the cover.
    Touchpad totally intuitive.
    Touchscreen is pretty sensitive.
    So far boots up and shuts down super fast.
    Fingerprint lock works well.
    The screen could be a little brighter/sharper.
    Battery really doesn't last.
    Slightly noisy.
    Would be nice if the speakers were a bit better.
    Could not get the gesture control to work - but I doubt I would ever use it.
    Confirmed purchase: 06 August 2014
    Published on: 23 September 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    9 out of 10

    Richard

    Orpington GB General home user
    +
    Machine is quick with a good display. I like the numeric keypad as well as the keyboard
    No Caps lock led
    Confirmed purchase: 22 August 2014
    Published on: 13 September 2014

    ThinkPad S540

    9 out of 10

    Daniel

    Birmingham, UK GB General home user
    +
    Very solid case, great screen, keyboard is comfortable with good space for hands to rest. Numeric keypad is great for serious work. Illuminated keypad good. Performance, weight, battery life are all excellent for this price bracket and size. Startup time, as you'd expect with Win8.1 and SSD, is lightning quick - just a few seconds to logon screen.
    Default installed software is bulky, annoying and unnecessary - takes a good while to remove it all and makes for a very frustrating first user experience.

    Gesture recognition is an interesting idea but is gimmicky and not reliable at close distance... might be useful for some, but didn't really do much for me. Minor point really.
    Confirmed purchase: 15 August 2014
    Published on: 05 September 2014

    ThinkPad S540

  • Ask an Owner

    ThinkPad S540Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the S540

    1. A shopper asked on
      is this model any good for gaming?
      1. Sav replied on
        With the i7 chip and enough memory it is powerful enough to cope with gaming. You should buy the full HD version for better resolution and a faster graphics processor
    2. A shopper asked on
      Does it have a disk drive to play movies and music?
      1. tomasz replied on
        no it doesnt
      2. Matt replied on
        as above, no it does not have a disk drive
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad S540Tech Specs

    Lenovo Thinkpad S5-S540 Ultrabook™ specs

    PDFLenovo Thinkpad S5-S540 Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkpad S5-S540 Ultrabook™
    Processor
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Processor
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor
    • Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor
    Operating System
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7 (Selected)
    • Ubuntu Linux (PRC only)
    Display
    • 15.6" HD Anti-glare Display (1366 x 768) (200 NITS)
    • 15.6" FHD Anti-glare Display (1920 x 1080) (300 NITS)
    Graphics
    • Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    • AMD Radeon™ HD 8670M Graphics 2GB
    Webcam
    720p low light sensitive HD
    Memory
    Up to 16GB, DDR3L (2 DIMM Slot)
    Battery / Battery Life
    **Up to 9 hours
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    379 mm x 253 mm x 20.7 mm / 22.7 mm with Touch (14.92" x 9.96" x 0.81" / 0.89" with Touch)
    Weight
    2.11 kg (4.65 lbs) / 2.36 kg (5.20 lbs) with Touch
    Keyboard
    6-row Backlit keyboard with numeric keypad Spill-resistant dymanic Windows® 8 function keys (F9–F12)
    Audio
    • Dolby® Advanced Audio with Stereo speakers
    • Built-in dual array microphone (combo jack)
    Fingerprint Reader
    Yes
    Ethernet
    Ethernet
    Bluetooth®
    Yes
    Navigation
    5-button ClickPad with glass surface
    I/O (Input/Output) Ports
    • (1) RJ45
    • (1) HDMI
    • (1) 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone / MIC
    • (2) USB 3.0 with (1) always on USB
    • (1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
    • (1) Lenovo® OneLink Technology
    Storage
    • HDD-Up to 1TB
    • SSD-Up to 256GB
    WWAN
    WWAN available on selected model

    Specifications may vary

    Software Offering

    OfferingsDescription
    PRELOADED APPLICATIONS
    • Microsoft® Office
    • Norton Antivirus
    • Lenovo® Cloud Storage (Non-PRC)
    • Evernote
    • Kindle
    • Skype™
    SUPPORTED LSC
    • Hardware Diagnostic
    • Device Manager
    • Backup and Restore
    • Antivirus and Firewall Settings
    • System and Software Updates
    • Internet Connections
    • Service and Support
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad S540Accessories & Services

    • ThinkPad One Link Dock - Midnight Black<c:if test="true">(4X10A06092)</c:if> <c:if test="false">(4X10A06092)</c:if>  <c:if test="false">(4X10A06083)</c:if>

      ThinkPad One Link Dock - Midnight Black(4X10A06092)

      Web price:
      £89.00
      Ships in 7 business days

      Enables a clutter-free desktop with single cable management, plus OneLink Dock lets you get more from your power cable! Docking provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio — all while charging your notebook.

    • ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)

      ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)

      Web price:
      £17.99
      Ships in 7 business days

      Offering exceptional audio performance and comfort, the ThinkPad in-ear headset with in-line microphones lets you switch seamlessly between music and calls. The noise isolating design with integrated microphone includes small, medium, and large silicone sleeves, as well as a flexible 3.5mm Y cable that allows you to easily connect your headset to your PC.

    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Web price:
      £20.99
      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.

    • ThinkPad Active Backpack Medium (4X40E77337)

      ThinkPad Active Backpack Medium (4X40E77337)

      Web price:
      £34.99
      Ships within 2-3 bus. days
    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    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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Standard on the S540:
Battery Life
**Up to 9 hours
Weight
Starting at 4.6 lbs / 2.1 kg & 0.9" thin / 20.7 mm thin
Ports
Lenovo OneLink technology, 2 USB 3.0 (1 always-on), RJ45 Ethernet, 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI, combo mic/headphone jacks
Microphone
Dual digital array microphones with noise suppression technology
Speakers
Dual stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® v4
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