Overall, the W540 is a solid, powerful laptop that unfortunately has a few huge, glaring flaws. Not recommended for power users or software developers. Major successes: * Everything works in Ubuntu 13.10 out of the box, flawlessly. Great work! * Fast, powerful, great graphics performance. I...Read the full review →
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Be careful of fake positive reviews for the W540. Broken English and/or minimal actual review rating explanations are a dead giveaway! This computer is such a piece of crap Lenovo is actually removing negative reviews of the computer from their own website!!!!!!! That's how you know it's bad....Read the full review →
My previous thinkpad was a W701 with 17" WUXGA (1920x1200). Lenovo dropped the W7x line and I needed a replacement. Compared to the W701 this machine is: + much more compact (both machine and power adapter) + better battery life + color calibration works great + better form factor, now you...Read the full review →
Thinkpads used to be the best machines that professionals could buy for reasonable amounts of money, unless you were looking for the Apple side of things. This machine is still good, and it might still be among the top of its field, but it, along with its Thinkpad kinsmen, no longer stands out....Read the full review →
Definitely W540 is a powerful machine, 4th gen Intel Core i7 good Nvidia GPU with Optimus and up to 32GB or ram is all You need to do serious work. Best mobility for this kind of machine and very good battery life is another advantage. Stunning Full HD and 3K displays are perfect for multitasking...Read the full review →
Upgraded from a T400, some thoughts: Was hit by famous BIOS bug (Intel Rapid Start) - first time they swapped the mainboard on-site, the second time i had to send it to a service center, which took about two months(!) Keyboard layout is okay for me, although you get it dirty with fingerprints...Read the full review →
Today on shutting down the W540, I get the Windows blue shut down screen with the comment: "Operations are in progress, pleases wait. The machine will be turned off automatically after the operations are complete." OK, so I waited 20+ minutes.... Mouse logo spinning, but no idea what i/o's are...Read the full review →
I dont know why I have seen negative reviews for this laptop. Ive seen people complaining about the touchpad, personally, I like the touchpad, sure it's not as good as the macbook pro trackpads but it's very sensitive for light touch clicking and is desgined to be pretty functional as you can...Read the full review →