I am very happy with this implementation of the W540.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 days ago
Summary: I know that there are issues related to the keyboard on the W540, but as a scientist who has been asked to do some specialized IT in the past It doesn't bother me at all. At one time I had to switch between Sun Workstations, desktop PCs and contemporary laptops on different tables in my office, many of which were non-standard. I have little problem navigating keyboards with slightly different configurations and think that complaining reflects a lack of flexibility.
Distributor is great. Product delivered was what I expected
VICTOR SKITA, Amazon
26 January 2015
Summary: Distributor is great. Product delivered was what I expected. License key not provided (is I wanted to reinstall the OS from Microsoft CD instead of OEM restore, which requires creating restore disk [which includes some Lenovo software]). Belarc can be used to get the license key. One of the few vendors which provided WIN 7 at the time, though this can be done through Microsoft was well for a nominal fee (or perhaps free) on OEM machines only.
I've been very satisfied with the mobile workstation
A. Simpson "Design Facilitator", Amazon
8 December 2014
Summary: Except for having to do my own research to figure out how to back up the pre-installed Win7pro OS, I've been very satisfied with the mobile workstation. Since is it a bit heavy, I don't generally haul it around much, so I won't comment further on it's portability. With the addition of a Samsung EVO SSD, this has become a fine desktop replacement, easily driving 2 external monitors.
Summary: Flawless from out of the box. Quiet and reliable. Since recommended same to two more people, one of which had a minor problem with dock compatibility, resolved with a different power block. Highly recommended.
Summary: Excellent computer! I replaced the HD with an SSD and this unit flies! The keyboard is good, but I wish they had left it the way the T410 was set up with the forward/back keys for surfing. As well, there is no signal that indicates you've plugged in power; Lenovo, in their wisdom decided to leave this feature of. This is a working tool, not something you want to carry around all over the place. Highly recommended!
Summary: Lenovo for me is the best brand for laptops, it have good performance, very resistant, could expand memory. Actually I bought a Kingston 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 (PC3-12800) also in Amazon and it worked without any problem.