ThinkPad T540p


  • processor4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit Operating System
  • DisplayCrisp 15.6" Display Options Including 3K, IPS
  • BusinessCorporate Workhorse with Enhanced Graphics
  • Bridge TechnologyThinkPad Precision Keyboard with Optional Backlight

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  • Features

    ThinkPad T540pFeatures

    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.

    Precision Keyboard Enhanced for Windows 10

    Full-sized and spill-resistant, the ergonomic ThinkPad keyboard is renowned for its array of keys, excellent feel and TrackPoint® pointing. Optimized for Windows 10 with convenient multimedia buttons and immediate access to view apps, it has LED status indicators and function-lock capability. With a larger, smooth trackpad and 5-point click integration—indicated by subtle bumps and stripes, the keyboard can be configured multiple ways, while the optional backlight makes working in the dark effortless.

    15.6” HD, FHD or 3K IPS Display

    The powerful HD, FHD and 3K IPS (2880 X 1620 pixels) display options deliver bright, crisp visuals and a wide viewing range. Anti-glare technology makes the screen comfortable to look at even over the long haul.

    3G Connectivity and NFC Technology

    Connecting to 3G wireless networks is simple with a pre-installed SIM card and the easy-to-use Lenovo Access Connection tool. You can also configure your T540p with Near Field Communication (NFC) for an easy, secure way to share data, link devices, pair with networks, and other tasks by lightly tapping two devices together.

    NVIDIA GeForce Graphics

    With the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730M graphics processor, you are assured of a richer visual and faster gaming experience. You can also preview/create HD video up to 4x faster and perfect/share photos in less than half the time.

    Ultradurable and MIL-SPEC Tested

    The T540p meets eight US military-spec tests for ruggedness, durability, and quality: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust. In addition, innovative roll-cage technology, a carbon fiber top and a light-weight magnesium bottom add extra strength and rigidity.

    1TB Storage and USB 3.0

    Store up to 1TB of data locally and transfer data ten times faster with a choice of four USB 3.0 ports

    Dolby Advanced Audio v2

    A suite of audio technology from Dolby delivers a crisp, clear cinematic surround sound for music, movies, games, and more. Hear every detail clearly and experience the full impact of your entertainment anywhere.

    VGA Port

    A VGA port for projector connections in conference rooms is still a business must-have, and a native VGA means no dongles to buy/lose/replace.

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    Precision Keyboard Enhanced for Windows 8
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    NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
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    8 out of 10


    Dublin IE Business user
    Very quick, straightforward
    Absence of caps lock signal
    Confirmed purchase: 19 December 2014
    Published on: 18 January 2015

    ThinkPad T540p

    8 out of 10


    Dublin IE Often on the move
    - Amazing build quality
    - Impressive 3K IPS panel
    - Very satisfying typing experience
    - Runs cool and quiet
    - Nvidia 730M 1GB is way underpowered for a laptop of this class and price.
    - Backlight bleed from the function keys is very strenuous on the eyes.
    - 6-cell battery only manages 3-3.5hrs of use for web-browsing and word processing.
    Confirmed purchase: 13 October 2014
    Published on: 03 November 2014

    ThinkPad T540p

    9 out of 10


    Naas IE Business user
    Great performance.
    I couldn't use my existing docking station and had the additional expense of buying a new one.
    Also the charging unit of the old T500 laptop and docking station wasn't compatible with the new T540 so I've no spare in case of failures etc.
    Confirmed purchase: 22 September 2014
    Published on: 16 October 2014

    ThinkPad T540p

    2 out of 10


    Clonmel IE Business user
    quick startup
    Touchpad is unbelievably bad, basically unusable. Beggars belief Lenovo actually install such a useless item on a supposedly premium machine.....and it passed QA.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 08 March 2014
    Published on: 03 August 2014

    ThinkPad T540p

    9 out of 10


    Dublin IE General home user
    Excellent performance, excellent screen, good battery life, decent build quality, good Linux compatibility (aside from the requirement for a BIOS update). All around, the best laptop I've ever used.
    The clickpad is an acquired taste, and a significant step down from the touchpads of earlier thinkpad generations.

    There's a BIOS bug in older versions which may brick your mainboard if you replace the main hard drive or change the partition layout; be sure to upgrade the BIOS to 2.07 before doing so.
    Couldn't find an option to buy it without an OS.
    Confirmed purchase: 08 March 2014
    Published on: 02 August 2014

    ThinkPad T540p

    6 out of 10


    Cork IE Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    I feel let down: always wanted a ThinkPad because in the good ol' days they were the thing geeks dreamed about. Now that I finally got one I'm very disappointed. What did lenovo do to them!?

    Here my main complaints:
    - worst trackpad ever : feels cheap and makes loud clicky noises
    - 'fn' key: bad location in left hand corner where one would expect the ctrl key, having to press 'fn' to get the F keys is another disadvantage - who came up with that idea?
    - display: was supposed to be 'anti-glare', well my one is still reflecting a lot, have to constantly adjust the screen
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 16 June 2014
    Published on: 31 July 2014

    ThinkPad T540p

  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad T540pTech Specs

    Thinkpad T540p

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    DescriptionThinkpad T540p
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4300M (Up to 3.30 GHz, 3MB,L3, 1600 MHz)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4330M (Up to 3.50 GHz, 3MB,L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4600M (Up to 3.60 GHz, 4MB,L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ (Up to 3.70 GHz, 6MB,L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ (Up to 3.80 GHz, 8MB,L3, 1600 MHz)
    • Intel® Core™ i3-4000M
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4200M
    • Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ
    • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
    • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
    2.49 kg (5.5 lbs)
    GeForce® GT 730M
    • miniDisplayPort with Audio
    • VGA port
    • 2 x USB 2.0 (1 x Powered)
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • SD Card Reader
    • Smart Card Reader (Option)
    • Express Card Reader (Option)
    Dolby® Home Theater® v4
    Li-Ion 6-cell (56Wh) or 9-cell (99.9Wh)
    • Integrated (6-cell) **7 hr / (9-cell) **12.5 hr
    • Optimus (6-cell) **6.2 hr / (9-cell) **11 hr
    • Intel® Centrino® 7260
    • (Wilkins Peak 2 AC) 2x2 AC+ BT 4.0
    • ThinkPad® Wireless 2x2 BGN+BT 4.0
    • Intel® Centrino® 6235
    • (Jackson Peak 2 AC) 2x2 ABGN+ BT 4.0
    TrackPoint® and 5-button glass TouchPad
    • HDD
    • 320GB (5400 rpm / 7200 rpm*) OPAL
    • 500GB (5400 rpm / 7200 rpm) OPAL
    • SSD
    • 128GB SSD SATA3
    • Intel® 180GB SSD SATA3
    • 256GB SSD eDrive (OPAL 2.0)
    • 512GB SSD SATA3
    Bluetooth ® 4.0
    Native RJ45 (full size)
    ThinkPad ® precision backlit keyboard (optional)
    Ericsson HSPA+ 21 Mbps (N5321)
    DIMENSIONS (W x D x H)
    376.6 mm x 248.1 mm x 27.9 mm † (14.82" x 9.76" x 1.09"
    4 / 6 / 8 / 12 / 16GB
    • 15.6" HD TN (1366 x 768)
    • 15.6" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
    • 15.5" 3K IPS (2880 x 1620)

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    Software Offerings

    • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
    • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
    • Amazon Kindle
    • NitroPDF
    • AccuWeather
    • Evernote®
    • Lenovo® Cloud Storage
    • Lenovo® Settings
    • Lenovo® Companion
    • Lenovo® Support
    • Norton® Studio
    • Priority Technical Support upgrades
    • Warranty Upgrades – Onsite and Next Business Day
    • Warranty Extensions (1-to-5 Years Total Duration)
    • Accidental Damage Protection
    • Keep Your Drive
    • Asset Tagging
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad T540pAccessories & Services

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

      ThinkPad Pro Dock with 90W AC Adapter (40A10090UK)

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      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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      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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      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.

    • Lenovo Wireless Touchpad (0A33909)

      Lenovo Wireless Touchpad (0A33909)

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      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.

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    • 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.

    Learn more about International Warranty Services.

    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
Integrated (6-cell) **7 hr / (9-cell) **12.5 hr Optimus (6-cell)** 6.2 hr / (9-cell) **11 hr
Starting at 2.5 kgs (5.5 lbs)
Mini DP, VGA, 2 x USB 3.0 (1 x always-on), Combo jack, SD card reader
Dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™


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