Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation Review: Two steps forward...?
9 March 2015
Excerpt: Although the target market and design emphasis may be different, there is one thing consumer and business-grade laptops have in common: a drift away from processing power and toward portability and efficiency.
Excerpt: Looking at the machine’s hardware capability, its performance blows past all business laptops we’ve tested till December 2014. What’s particularly surprising and noteworthy is the laptop’s better-than-average loud and clear speakers for a pleasant audio experience.
Conclusion: The ThinkPad W540 is likely too bulky and pricey for the vast majority of laptop buyers. But professionals who need workstation-class performance and creature comforts in a portable package will love it.
Pros: Excellent performance, Ultra-high-resolution display and top-level GPU available, Full port contingent, including Thunderbolt, Roomy multifunction touch pad, Built-in display calibrator
Cons: Large and heavy, Price with upgrades can get steep, No internal Blu-ray option
Summary: Lenovo's Thinkpad 540 is a beast, but you didn't need us to tell you that. This professional-caliber laptop is probably more powerful than your average PC. And if its price doesn't tip you off to the fact that this laptop is sporting some serious hardware—$1,600 for Lenovo's "ready to ship"...
Summary: 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.
Summary: Users who work in engineering, science or other professions that requires tons of raw processing power can get similar performance levels from Dell, HP or Lenovo wokrstations, depending on which processor, graphics card and SSD they choose.
Summary: 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.
Pros: performance, weight, configuration options, warranty, system noise, battery life, slim , light, long battery life, and comfortable emissions. The keyboard is very good and the connectivity very suitable for practical applications. The price is attractive, too. It is almost cheap compared to works...
Cons: upgradeability of mass storage, M.2 expansion cards with max. 42 mm can be used, interface layout on the left, buttons of the Clickpad, throttling of CPU performance in the stress test and on battery mode, dedicated touchpad / TrackPoint buttons, a preciser color sensor and constant CPU performance.
Summary: Transformation. Lenovo completely redesigns its mobile workstations from the ThinkPad W-series and introduces some fundamental changes in this category. Does the device really meet the high expectations of the loyal customers?
Pros: Performance, Display, Weight, Configurability, Warranty, System noise, Good performance, low weight, acceptable battery runtimes , great display and fair prices.
Cons: Problems with the build quality, Upgradeability of the storage, M.2 expansion cards only with 42 mm, Port layout on the left side, Clickpad buttons, Better build quality in detail, easy upgrading of the storage and better trackpad buttons.
OcUK Professional W540 UltraNote 14″ LED Ultra Book Review
5 September 2013
Conclusion: The OCUK Ultra Book left me with mixed feelings for the first day or so, at least when I was using it at home. I found the resolution was a little too low for my liking and that I’ve become accustomed to a 1920 x 1080 minimum, but also found that typing on the keyboard resulted in too many typos and...
Pros: Clean design, Lightweight, Impressive battery life, Still packs impressive performance (for a ultra book of this price), Good quality SSD and memory modules
Cons: Some may find the design bland, Resolution is too low for graphics editing