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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

Average customer rating:
2.582 out of 5
2.6
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19 of 67(28%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad T540p
Review 1 for ThinkPad T540p
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MovinOn

Declining quality...

Date:May 8, 2014
"I've used, recommended, and resold Thinkpads since the 90's. Probably sold 50 of them last year. I'm an indepedent small business consultant. It seems the move from the 430/530 to 440/540 reduced quality and eliminated features. They've taken premium out of their premium laptop lineup. No more audio controls. No keyboard light. Apparently they couldn't afford to put in a hard drive light or Wifi light or wifi switch, although the price is similar to the 430/530, the quality and features have simply declined. I'll be rounding up the competition and looking for better value/features. Think I've sold a half dozen of new lineup, NO ONE likes the new trackpad/eraser head - Lenovo has sacrificed their signature! Looking to find a better recommendation."
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Review 2 for ThinkPad T540p
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3 out of 5
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Mattsj

Why fix if it isn't broken!!

Date:June 23, 2014
"I ABSOLUTELY hate the new mouse/track pad. The CDROM is no longer swappable with just a latch. You have to unscrew the main bottom cover, then unscrew the CDROM then slide it out. External SATA support has been removed. No lights for status (what is my wifi, HDD, etc. really doing??) and the physical switch for turning on/off wifi is gone. The keyboard now includes a number pad and when I’m on an airplane (and this is a BIG laptop in cramped coach) the keyboard is offset to the left. The camera is still not able to be tilted. The latch to lock the lid closed is also removed, so now if you carry it wrong, it will pop open (I almost dropped the thing twice!)
And the WORST of all, is the new power connector (rectangular versus circular.) EVERYWHERE I go conference rooms have the Lenovo standard circular power connector. I have the full HD display 1920x1080 which means tiny icons, and windows 7 can’t scale the icons well. But really the power adapter really makes me mad!
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Review 3 for ThinkPad T540p
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TommyG

Worst possible laptop you could buy

Date:June 6, 2014
"Made of cheap material. Frequently gets stuck when starting up on the "Power on self test" screen (the first thing you see when you switch it on. Mouse/trackpad often doesnt recognise clicks. No way to determine left click from right - this laptop is pretty much useless without an external mouse. Docking station - doesn't recognize external monitor is plugged in until windows is loaded (bios issue - not windows issue). Doesnt shut down properly. Doesnt always go into sleep mode when power button pressed. Sometimes when put in sleep mode will end up going fully shut down on its own and when you try to switch it back on will go into a full boot, at the end of which windows tells you the machine was not shut down properly. There simply could not be a poorer quality laptop out there."
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Review 4 for ThinkPad T540p
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trictric

Most Dissapointed T-series ever

Date:April 8, 2014
"Bought a T540 and returned it right away.
Numpad not useful because keyboard went too far to the left so it's not the best ergonomic position for your hands anymore!
the essential left & right clik for mouse disapeared
F-keys are gone! in a business world with erp where using f-keys continuously, lenovo is going the wrong way. after we returned the t540 we have bought already ten T530 hope lenovo will go back to the Thinkpad roots!!
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Review 5 for ThinkPad T540p
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4 out of 5
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fracap69

awesome display, with some drawbacks

Date:August 22, 2014
"I've been using Thinkpad T series since 2002, my last one was a T510 which was becoming too slow for its duty. Reviews where at least mixed, but I've decided to go for the T540p with 3k display. Now I've used it daily for 3 months and I'm not disappointed.
The display is awesome, nothing less. I use it at 1920x1080 but it has a quality of text and image which is unachievable by a FHD display. It rocks.
The keyboard has a good feeling, I probably prefer it from the old. The layout of the keyboard is questionable, page up and page down are very difficult to use, numeric pad is ok but not great. Touchpad has a great feeling but I miss the two buttons. It's not true you don't have Functions buttons, you can switch to ald mode with Fn+Esc!
Don't know if it's a software problem or a power supply issue, but sometimes it dims down display brightness and it is annoying.
With Windows 7 I had a conflict with Windows Explorer which was really annoying, I've moved to Windows 8 and all is ok. (tbc)
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Review 6 for ThinkPad T540p
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