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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

Average customer rating:
2.561 out of 5
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18 of 66(27%)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."
2 People found this review helpful.
Review 2 for ThinkPad T540p
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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2 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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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1 People found this review helpful.
Review 3 for ThinkPad T540p
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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1 out of 5
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 4 for ThinkPad T540p
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1 out of 5
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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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0 People found this review helpful.
Review 5 for ThinkPad T540p
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
Aaron

Great business laptop

Date:August 14, 2014
"I've been using the T540p for business purposes for the past 2 months. So far I am very impressed!
Performance is excellent and the PC has great features, with one exception. I prefer real buttons for left and right click. However, I almost always use it with a docking station and wireless keyboard and mouse.
Overall I would rate this as one of the best laptops I have ever used.
I absolutely recommend!"
Review 6 for ThinkPad T540p
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
klempet

Dissapointed

Date:August 12, 2014
"Being an avid Thinkpad buyer and buying them for years for our company, I purchased one T540p to check if it will be a suitable replacement for our old machines. I made a good decision to buy just one, since this is simply not a Thinkpad anymore. Yes, it is that bad.
First, pros: Performance is Ok, as is 3K screen.
Cons: Each and every egronomic, functional and usability change made on the housing is to the worse. The removal of status LED lights, volume buttons, Wifi switch, screen latches and trackpad buttons really affects usability. Cdrom is now non-removable?!? I have simply no good words for new touchpad - this issue alone is a deal breaker. I miss clicks all the time and my hand starts to hurt after as little as 15 minutes of use. I started to carry a mouse with me again - something I haven't been doing for years. Keyboard would maybe be OK if not for the unnecessary shift to the left.
If this is the direction Thinkpads will take, this is sadly the last we've ever bought."