4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

4th generation Intel® Core™ processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly, move effortlessly between applications, and collaborate wirelessly in a high quality videoconference — all with the convenience of longer battery life. Plus, you can guard against identity theft and ensure safe access to your network with built-in security features. In fact, the only thing more amazing than an Intel Core processor-based PC is what your users will do with it.

Thunderbolt™ Port

Thunderbolt is a revolutionary connection technology that simultaneously supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. Simply connect the W540 to multiple displays and devices with one cable, then sync and backup at up to 10Gbps (twice the speed of USB 3.0), capture and edit multiple uncompressed video streams in real time, and daisy-chain your devices to simplify your workflow.

Optional X-Rite® Integrated Color Calibrator

X-Rite PANTONE® color calibration yields greater image accuracy, more precise color matching, and a consistently true display. Each individual sensor is uniquely calibrated to each individual display at the factory.

ISV Certification

Because photographers, light CAD/CAM users, digital content creators, and other industry pros require proven performance and software stability, more than 100 applications are tested and certified by industry-leading independent software vendors.

Award-Winning Keyboard Further Enhanced for Windows 8

Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. And now it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons, function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration can be configured multiple ways through Settings. Plus, the W540 includes a numeric keypad.

NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology

Automatically switch to your discrete graphics card only when it's needed. Get extended battery life without sacrificing high-performance graphics for applications, high-def videos, 3D views, and more.

FHD/3K Display With IPS Technology

In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD displays with high brightness. IPS technology allows for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

Intel® vPro Technology

Makes enterprise-level manageability even more convenient and cost-saving. Manage, protect, repair, or locate your deployed laptops from anywhere in the world.

Stereo Speakers With Dolby® Home Theater®

Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion — enjoy a crisp, clear, immersive surround sound experience over built-in stereo speakers. All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance, now from your ThinkPad.

Integrated HD W

  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4930MX (Up to 3.9GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ (Up to 3.8GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ (Up to 3.7GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ (Up to 3.4GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
Operating System
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64
  • Windows 8.1 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
  • 15.5" 3K IPS (2880 x 1620) (300 NITS)
  • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) (220 NITS)
  • Color Sensor optional
  • NVIDIA Quadro K1100M 2GB
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 2GB
5.57 lbs
Up to 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
HD webcam
Dolby Home Theater v4
Dimensions (W X D X H)
14.8 x 9.8 x 1.1 in
ThinkPad New Precision Keyboard with Number Pad
Wireless WWAN
Sierra Wireless 7355 – Gobi 5000
I/O (Input/Output) Ports
  • 1 x VGA
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Express Card (Smart Card)
  • 1 x Mic/headphone combo
  • 1 x RJ45
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • 1 x DC in slot
  • 1 x Thunderbolt
  • 1 x mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Kensington Lock
  • 500GB HDD 7200rpm / TCG Opal Capable
  • 500GB SSHB 5400rpm 8GB Cache
  • 1TB HDD5400rpm
  • 128GB SSD SATA3
  • 240GB SD SATA3 Opal
  • 256GB SSD SATA3
  • 512GB SSD SATA3
  • 16GB M.2 SSD Double
WiMax / WiFi
  • Intel® Single Band Wireless 7260BN with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless 7260AC with Bluetooth 4.0
  • ThinkPad Wireless 2 x 2 BGN with Bluetooth
Battery Life
6+ hours
  • 9 Cell (9.21Ah) – 1 Yr Warranty (57++)
  • 6 Cell (5.2Ah) – 1 Yr Warranty (57+)
Ethernet RJ45
Optical Drive
  • DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer
  • 500GB HDD 7200rpm with Bay Adapter
  • 1TB HDD 5400rpm with Bay Adapter

ThinkPad W540 Laptop

4 customer reviews

The portable 15.6" ThinkPad W540 workstation is the thinnest and lightest in its class, yet sacrifices nothing in terms of speed, power, and durability. Graphics-intensive, ISV-certified applications with blazing-fast processing and advanced graphics technology, plus ThinkPad's known reliability, mean you can handle any heavy-computational task from anywhere you want to be.


$1,399.99 - $1,829.99