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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 Reevoo

    Battery life
    7.9
    Design
    7.2
    Size and weight
    7.4
    Performance
    8.6
    Value for money
    7.1
    Overall rating
    7.6
    Scores 7.6 out of 10 based on 203 reviews
    9 out of 10

    Michael

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

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    8 out of 10

    Jayant

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

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    8 out of 10

    Paul

    GB
    +
    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

    Robert

    Perth GB
    +
    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

    6 out of 10

    Matt

    Cambridge GB
    +
    I run Win 7 Pro on mine. Fast, screen is great. I run VMware Workstation 10 with several nested ESXi servers and vms simultaneously without any issues. I even run OpenStack cloud off a USB 3.0 SSD with no issues.

    Keyboard has a nice feel, and is nice and responsive.

    Used daily, CPU gets hammered but soaks it up.
    Case feels quite flimsy, screen surround worries me a bit, not very stiff. 2nd HDD was loose in replacement CD drive caddy due to VERY poor design. Support were litte to no help. A piece of foam sorted it. I bought a much better caddy from ebay for £7. But why did I need to?

    No LED indicators at all for simple things like HDD activity, num/caps lock (aaarrrggghhhhh!!!) which is very frustrating. Shows an icon on-screen - sometimes.

    Trackpad takes a bit of getting used to - but then I hate them anyway.

    Pantone screen calibrator is open to getting damaged or scratched easily - could do with a cover of some description.
    Confirmed purchase: 07 March 2014
    Published on: 28 August 2014

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    7 out of 10

    Paul

    York GB
    +
    The power and speed is very helpful - that said I have a greatly increased Processor.
    The large screen is excellent.
    I would prefer to have a less cluttered keyboard without the calculator numbers on the right hand side; I do not think I will ever use this facility.
    I much preferred the touch-pad on my previous W500. It has taken a long time to adjust to this and I have had to buy a mouse which adds to the 'clutter' and number of items to carry
    Confirmed purchase: 31 March 2014
    Published on: 11 August 2014

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    9 out of 10

    Djerk

    Harpenden GB
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    Loving the 3k screen although it's going to take some time before all applications are hidpi aware. No hassle installing Ubuntu 14.04 at all, including UEFI boot. Dual GPU works brilliantly under Ubuntu. Reason I bought the W540 despite some of the disappointment expressed by some is that it's the only machine with long warrantee that supported 32G of ram and a HDD in the optical drive bay.
    I haven't managed to get the fingerprint reader or the color calibrator working under Linux yet. Fora Linux certified laptop one would like to expect Linux drivers for all the supplied hardware. The laptop is a brick, but I didn't buy it for its looks...
    Confirmed purchase: 14 July 2014
    Published on: 08 August 2014

    Lenovo ThinkPad W540-20BG001

    8 out of 10

    Philip

    London GB
    +
    To early after purchase to give it more than an 8 on all fields, but it certainly appears to do everything as advertised.
    The only thing I didn't like is the track pad
    Confirmed purchase: 16 July 2014
    Published on: 07 August 2014

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    8 out of 10

    Rachel

    London GB
    +
    fabulously quick with the solid state drive
    Looks like a brick and the design has barely changed in a decade;heavy
    Confirmed purchase: 13 June 2014
    Published on: 06 August 2014

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    8 out of 10

    Mark

    High Wycombe GB
    +
    Awesome performance. Portable workstation. Good battery. Excellent display.
    Casing is flimsy and not what I'd expect of a Lenovo. Screen panel in particular is flimsy and starting to bend a little at the bottom.
    Confirmed purchase: 24 February 2014
    Published on: 06 August 2014

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  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad W540Tech Specs

    PDFThinkpad W540 Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkpad W540 Laptop
    Processor
    • 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
    • Windows® 7 Professional
    • Windows® 7 Ultimate
    Display
    • 15.5" 3K (2880 x 1620) (350 NITS)
    • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) (300 NITS)
    Graphics
    Weight
    2.53 kg (5.57 lbs)
    Memory
    Up to 32GB DDR3 1600MHz
    Webcam
    HD webcam
    Audio
    Dolby Home Theater v4
    Dimensions (W X D X H)
    377 x 248 x 27.9 mm
    Keyboard
    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
    Storage
    • 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
    Battery
    • 9 Cell (9.21Ah) – 1 Yr Warranty (57++)
    • 6 Cell (5.2Ah) – 1 Yr Warranty (57+)
    Communication
    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

    OfferingsDescription
    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

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      ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 170W(40A20170UK)

      Web price:
      £237.60
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    • ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

      ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

      Web price:
      £48.00
      Ships in 9 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)

      Web price:
      £69.60
      Ships within 2-3 bus. days

      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)

      Web price:
      £40.80
      Ships in 9 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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Standard on the W540:
Battery Life
**Up to 6 hours with standard 6-cell removable battery
Weight
Starting at 5.45 lbs (2.5 kg)
Speakers
Stereo with Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Microphone
Dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
Ports
Thunderbolt, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, VGA, RJ-45, 4-in-1 card reader, express card, headphone/mic combo
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