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Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE (ThinkPad W540 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.61kg
Price: 1900 euro
Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 95%, features: 80%, display: 76% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE

83% Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE Workstation | Notebookcheck
Enhanced transformation. We reviewed a Lenovo ThinkPad W540 model with rather weak hardware a few weeks ago. The second test model delivers many things we wished for. The impact of these differences will be illustrated in this review.
80% A top-notch 3K workstation with a top-shelf price tag
Source: Techradar English
At $2,573 (about £1,606, AU$2,946) the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is a costly business investment whether you're buying just one or multiple units for your employees. For this reason there are a lot of other machines to consider, especially if your line of work does not require a 2880 x 1620 display. There are also direct competitors such as the MacBook Pro 15 that offer a slightly higher fidelity Retina display for less money. The Dell Precision M4800 also offers up the same configuration with an even higher-resolution 3200 x 1800 display, all for a smaller equipment bill. If it were not for the enormous price tag we would wholeheartedly recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad W540, just be sure to check out the competition before you decide to foot the big bill.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad W540
Source: Laptop Mag English
Demanding users who work in engineering, science or other professions that require tons of raw processing power can get similar performance levels from Dell, HP or Lenovo workstations, depending on which processor, graphics card and SSD they choose. However, the ThinkPad W540 stands out from this pricey crowd because of its durable design, industry-leading keyboard, bright screen and excellent low-light webcam.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
99% Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation Laptop Review
Source: Tweaktown English
About the only complaint we have is the price. Yes, the W540 has a premium price tag attached to it, but if you want quality and performance, you have to pay for it. You do have some other choices; these amount to gaming laptops. These can cost a bundle also, generate far more heat, have extremely limited battery life, and weigh far more than the W540. It may be nitpicking a little bit here, but for the price of the W540, it would be nice if it came with the earbuds and perhaps the carrying case. The ThinkPad W540 mobile workstation is an excellent laptop that stands above the others in quality and performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 99% price: 98% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 100%

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Model:

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is a work computer powered by an Intel Core i7 and Nvidia's professional Quadro K 2100M graphics. It comes with a 15.5 inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1620 pixel, which did not disappoint with its vivid colors and crisp details, and a color sensor. The display also features viewing from all angles without losing quality.

The laptop is encased in a dark grey exterior that is made of carbon fiber-plastic material that does not leave greasy fingerprints. The sleek design leaves much to be desired in terms of connectivity. The smooth front part of the laptop is kept clean of ports, while the left side of the case is crowded enough to have to worry about not having enough room. The laptop has 4 USB ports, a card reader, an analog VGA port and a modern Thunderbolt port.

The keyboard is standard and user friendly. The keyboard backlight can be adjusted to two levels of brightness. Like most Lenovo Thinkpads, there is a trackpoint included, which operates smoothly and is a welcomed addition for veteran ThinkPad users.

The W540 is quiet when idle. The noise level only increases when heavier workloads are applied. The 9 cell battery ensures a long battery life. Up to 7 hours on web surfing and up to 4 and a half hours of video watching are possible. 

NVIDIA Quadro K2100M:

Workstation graphics card based on the GK106 Kepler architecture with 576 shaders and a 128-Bit wide memory bus.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.61 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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85.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08- 9 (Update: 2014-08- 9)