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W540 Announced Today

2013-09-11, 4:26 AM

From http://www.cnbc.com/id/101024541

 

ThinkPad W540: Lenovo’s Most Powerful and Mobile Workstation Ever

Featuring the best ThinkPad display ever, the 15.5 inch 3K IPS panel, the W540 answers the demand for a portable, independent software vendor (ISV) certified mobile workstation. With an eye catching 2880x1620 resolution and the wide viewing angles of IPS Technology, the new W540 delivers the ultimate display for business professionals. At just 27mm and 5.45 pounds, the W540 is the thinnest and lightest mobile workstation in its class.

Powered by the latest Intel Quad Core i7 processors, up to 32GB of memory and using the ThinkPad Precision backlit keyboard with number pad provides faster processing for complex and detailed spreadsheets and large data sets. In addition, the W540 delivers the ultimate mobile graphics power with NVIDIA Quadro graphics with Optimus 2D and 3D content creation. Storage options up to two terabytes ensure plenty of local space and RAID options guarantee full data backup and protection.

Customers can take advantage of high speed data transfer with the on board Thunderbolt port, and can calibrate their display with the integrated X-Rite color calibrator. A full array of ports and connectivity options are available including 4G/LTE WWAN.

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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-11, 22:37 PM

If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it. :smileywink:

 

 

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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-13, 16:46 PM

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If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it. :smileywink:

 

 


It should be $2k+ which is reasonable.

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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-13, 17:03 PM

I got the W530 more than $500 less on a sale, so I would want to weigh what the W540 average discounted cost would be.  I'm not sure I need the high res IPS panel, as I would be working mostly on the desktop and I would think that text and windows would be awfully small at that resolution.

 

On the other hand, I would like the increased battery running time.  Hopefully they will still allow use of a 9 cell external battery as well as the slice battery on top of that.

 

The touchpad on the W530 is junk, and I know that they are increasing the size of the touchpad on the W540 which is great.

 

I wonder if they will offer a touch screen as well.

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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-14, 0:21 AM

Product site has not been updated yet...http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/w-series/w540/#features

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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-14, 0:53 AM

They added the notify me link today.

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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-14, 12:59 PM
Ugg, hate those off center keyboards with the numberpad. I have used a HP Elitebook with that layout and hate it. My hands are trained to expect the keyboard and trackpad to be centered with the screen. The good news is that it saves me from the temptation to upgrade my w530.
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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-14, 14:36 PM

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T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-14, 16:17 PM

God that keyboard and off centre thing is horrid.


I really hope that isn't going to be all the W540s or I'm not buying one, simple as that.


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Re: W540 Announced Today

2013-09-14, 23:57 PM

The picture isn't clear because of the angle, but I think I see a 34mm ExpressCard slot, Thunderbolt would have been better, but ExpressCard will do for now. 

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