ThinkPad W540

ThinkPad W540

ThinkPad W540

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  • Features

    ThinkPad W540Features

    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, move effortlessly between applications, and 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.

    Thunderbolt™ Port

    Optional X-Rite® Integrated Color Calibrator

    X-Rite PANTONE® color calibration yields greater image accuracy, more precise color matching, and a consistently true display. Each individual sensor is uniquely calibrated to each individual display at the factory.

    ISV Certification

    Because photographers, light CAD/CAM users, digital content creators, and other industry pros require proven performance and software stability, more than 100 applications are tested and certified by industry-leading independent software vendors.

    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.

    Optional NFC Technology

    Near Field Communication (NFC) provides an easy, secure way to share data, link devices, pair with networks, and other tasks by lightly tapping two devices together.

    NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology

    Automatically switch to your discrete graphics card only when it's needed. Get extended battery life without sacrificing high-performance graphics for applications, high-def videos, 3D views, and more.

    FHD/3K Display With IPS Technology

    In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD displays with high brightness. IPS technology allows for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

    Intel® vPro Technology

    Makes enterprise-level manageability even more convenient and cost-saving. Manage, protect, repair, or locate your deployed laptops from anywhere in the world.

    Stereo Speakers With Dolby® Home Theater®

    Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion — enjoy a crisp, clear, immersive surround sound experience over built-in stereo speakers. All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance, now from your ThinkPad.

    Integrated HD Webcam

    Crystal-clear video, face-tracking and keystroke noise suppression technology will help you web-conference or chat like you're really there. Dual digital-array microphones ensure a premium audio experience.

    Integrated Fingerprint Reader

    Get quick, convenient access and secure login with one swipe.

    WWAN (3G) (Optional)

    Add wireless WAN connectivity and go online virtually anywhere without a WiFi connection.

    Lenovo mobile workstation ThinkPad W540 award-winning keyboard
    Full-Sized, Spill-Resistant Keyboard Optimized for Windows 8
    Superior web-conferencing on the ThinkPad W540 with integrated HD webcam & dual digital-array mics
    Superior Web Conferencing With Integrated HD Webcam &
    Dual Digital-Array Mics
  • Reviews

    ThinkPad W540Reviews

    W540 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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    Scores 7.5 out of 10 based on 211 reviews
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    9 out of 10


    Durham UK GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    The clickpad!
    Confirmed purchase: 09 February 2015
    Published on: 08 April 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001

    8 out of 10


    sk8 GB Business user
    Feels good and performs
    Finish is plasticy
    Confirmed purchase: 03 March 2015
    Published on: 24 March 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001

    8 out of 10


    GB Business user
    Solid, well made

    Should have got the illuminated keyboard and SSD, but still a great machine!
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 26 December 2014
    Published on: 27 January 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001

    6 out of 10


    Perth GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    I thought I had bought a computer with windows installed but to get to an operating computer I have to log in to my microsoft account to get there. I live in an area which has very poor and intermittent broadband and becaus of this I still do not have an operational Laptop
    Confirmed purchase: 19 December 2014
    Published on: 12 January 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001

    1 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    Touchpad mouse keys are noisey and clunker, you cannot feel where they are because the are part of the touchpad.
    Confirmed purchase: 18 August 2014
    Published on: 08 September 2014

    Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001

    Hi John,

    Thanks for your Reevoo review, customer feedback has a great impact upon the design and development of Lenovo computers.

    The latest trackpad drivers may help to improve the general functionality of the mouse. Please see the link below.


    If you may need any help in the future, please drop by our Twitter or Facebook page.

    Best wishes


  • Ask an Owner

    ThinkPad W540Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the W540

    1. Peter asked on
      Does anyone know if there is a extra PCI or PCI-E slot in the Lenovo W540, I'm asking because I want to install an external GPU onto the W540?
      Thank you!
      1. MarkH replied on
        There is an ExpressCard slot which I think is suitable for your requirement. With mine, it's on the right as you look at the screen, just above the optical drive, though the manual implies the slot could be on the other side for some configurations. Hope that helps.
    2. Steve asked on
      murray, thanks but i need the width and breath as well. i can't find it anywhere on the site.
      1. Djerk replied on
        37.5cm wide by 25cm breadth (excl battery, add another 2 cm at the back for the battery as it sticks out).

        Yes the battery is removable.
    3. A shopper asked on
      can anyone tell me the physical dims of this? i think its 26.9mm thick
      and is the battery removable? i need at least 2 to manage flight journey times
      1. Murray replied on
        The laptop is 27.9 mm thick and the battery is removable. It's a great computer!
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad W540Tech Specs

    PDFThinkpad W540 Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkpad W540 Laptop
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4930MX (Up to 3.0GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ (Up to 2.8GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ (Up to 2.7GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4600MQ (Up to 2.9GHz, 4MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4330M (Up to 2.8GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4600M (Up to 2.4GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4300M (Up to 2.7GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB
    Operating System
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8
    • 15.5" 3K (2880 x 1620) (350 NITS)
    • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) (300 NITS)
    2.53 kg (5.57 lbs)
    Up to 32GB DDR3 1600MHz
    HD webcam
    Dolby Home Theater v4
    Dimensions (W X D X H)
    377 x 248 x 27.9 mm
    ThinkPad New Precision Keyboard with Number Pad
    Wireless WWAN
    • Sierra Wireless 7355 – Gobi 5000
    • Ericsson HSPA+ – N5321
    I/O (Input/Output) Ports
    • 1 x VGA
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x Express Card (Smart Card)
    • 1 x Mic/headphone combo
    • 1 x RJ45
    • 4-in-1 card reader
    • 1 x DC in slot
    • 1 x Thunderbolt
    • 1 x Kensington Lock
    • 320GB 5400rpm
    • 320GB 7200rpm
    • 320GB 7200rpm OPAL
    • 500GB 5400rpm
    • 500GB 7200rpm
    • 1TB 7200rpm
    • 128GB SSD SATA3
    • Intel® 180GB SSD SATA3
    • 256GB SSD SATA3
    WiMax / WiFi
    • Intel® Centrino® 7260 (Wilkins Peak 2 AC) 2x2 AC+ BT 4.0
    • Intel® Centrino® 7260 (Wilkins Peak 2) 2x2 AGN + BT 4.0
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 (Jackson Peak 2) 2x2 ABGN + BT 4.0
    • ThinkPad Wireless 2x2 BGN+BT 4.0
    • Intel® 82577LM Gigabit (Hanksville) Digital Office
    Battery Life
    **6+ hours
    • 9 Cell (9.21Ah) – 1 Yr Warranty (57++)
    • 6 Cell (5.2Ah) – 1 Yr Warranty (57+)
    Ethernet RJ45
    Optical Drive
    • DVD ROM
    • DVD Recordable
    • 500GB (7200rpm) HDD with Bay Adapter
    • 1TB (5400rpm) HDD with Bay Adapter
    • Intel 180GB SSD with Bay Adapter
    • 256GB SSD with Bay Adapter

    Specifications may vary

    Software Offering

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

    ThinkPad W540Accessories & Services

    • ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 170W<c:if test="true">(40A20170UK)</c:if> <c:if test="false">(40A20170UK)</c:if>  <c:if test="false">(40A20170EU)</c:if>

      ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 170W(40A20170UK)

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      Ships within 2-3 bus. days
    • 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 Ultra Backpack (4X40E77330)

      ThinkPad Ultra Backpack (4X40E77330)

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      Ships within 1-2 weeks

      The ThinkPad Ultra 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.

    • Lenovo Wireless Touchpad (0A33909)

      Lenovo Wireless Touchpad (0A33909)

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      Ships in 7 business days

      A favorite accessory for working or playing on Windows 8, the touchpad puts the World of touch at your fingertips. It mimics the touch experience with 18 Windows 8 gestures including swipe, scroll, zoom and rotate, and features traditional left/right buttons. 2.4GHz wireless technology connects with a nano USB receiver and the package includes 2 AA batteries.

    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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