Lenovo Announces Its Most Powerful Mobile Workstation Ever: ThinkPad W540 With NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

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Windows 8 ThinkPad

Lenovo is on a roll, after last week’s announcement of five new Windows laptops/hybrids, they announced another set of new ThinkPad laptops today at IDF. This new refreshed range of T, W, L and E Series laptops comes with latest Intel fourth-generation Haswell processors, better graphics upto Nvidia Quadro, improved security options, better connectivity features and more. ThinkPad W540 which Lenovo claims as its  most powerful and mobile workstation ever comes with a display of 2880×1620 resolution, Intel Quad Core i7 processors, up to 32GB of memory, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, 4G/LTE and mroe

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 2880×1620 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.

Read the full press release below.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – September 11, 2013:Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced new enhancements to their ThinkPad performance and value portfolio. Improvements include new user inspired designs and longer battery life while continuing to support full connectivity capabilities that commercial customers depend on. The new performance systems are thinner and lighter devices with clean designs and maintain MIL-SPEC tested ThinkPad durability and reliability.
“As the No. 1 commercial notebook PC maker in the world1, we remain committed to our core business line of legendary ThinkPad notebooks – and to the customers who use them,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, Marketing, Think Business Group, Lenovo. “These latest ThinkPad models raise the bar for business class notebooks with new high resolution displays, processor upgrades and powerful graphics delivering exceptional performance and proven security features, in a simpler, cleaner design.”

ThinkPad T440p and T540p: Premium Business Notebooks
The T440p and T540p offer the ultimate combination of performance and mobility. Powered by up to Intel Quad Core i7 processors, the T440p and T540p offer high performance combined with mobility features. With battery life up to 13.7 hours on the T440p and up to 12.6 hours on the T540p, with the Extended Battery Pack, workflow is continuous even with the most strenuous of computing tasks.
Powerful NVIDIA GeForce GT730M graphics on select systems combined with up to 16GB SDRAM ensures high performance is always on tap. Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Disk Drives (HDD) up to one terabyte means storage needs are easily met. Full connectivity options including 4G/LTE along with mini-DisplayPort, VGA, 4 x USB 3.0 ports and an SD Card reader guarantee compatibility with existing accessory investments.

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 2880×1620 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.

ThinkPad L Series: Entry Business Notebooks – Best Value ThinkPad
The L440 and L540 deliver mainstream business notebook performance at highly competitive price points. The new modern design will appeal to value conscious buyers who want ThinkPad durability and the latest technologies. Powered by Intel’s 4th generation Core processors, the L Series also feature vPro technology and are optimized for easy integration into new or existing IT infrastructures.

Both the ThinkPad L440 and L540 include WiFi, Ethernet and 4G/LTE connectivity for virtually continuous connectivity. Offering dual HD noise cancelling microphones, HD Camera and HD+ on the L440 and Full HD on the L540, these systems are Microsoft Lync Certified for robust video calls and conferencing. In addition, L series is our greenest ThinkPad.

ThinkPad E Series: Optimized Small Business Value
Offering one of the best value full function Windows 8 notebook experiences, the new affordable ThinkPad E440 and E540 feature a new thinner, lighter, and more elegant design with the enhanced performance of the latest 4th Generation Intel Core Processors and full function to provide a perfect combination of price, performance and style for demanding small business users. With up to Quad Core Intel Processors, optional NVIDIA discrete graphics, storage up to one terabyte, memory up to 16GB, and optical drive, the E440 and E540 ensures lightening fast responsiveness and plenty of storage space for documents, music and movies. The Windows 8 experience is further enhanced by screen resolutions up to 14 inch HD+ and 15.6 inch Full HD antiglare displays with touch screen options and larger gesture trackpads. Voice over IP (VoIP) is significantly improved for small business owners with new multi-function noise cancelling microphones and the ability to switch between conference mode or single voice mode. Dolby® Advanced Audio™ improves engaging multimedia content and offers the best entertainment experience for those moments of downtime.

The ThinkPad E series also includes Lenovo’s unique OneLink technology allowing a single cable connection to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock completes the solution. In addition to powering the system, the OneLink Dock also provides driver-free video connection, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and audio, all through a single cable.

Amplify Experience with Accessories
In addition to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock, Lenovo offers a comprehensive portfolio of accessories to build a complete solution for each system. For more information on Lenovo accessories, go to http://www.lenovoquickpick.com.

Lenovo Services offers Integrated Solutions
Lenovo’s comprehensive portfolio of Services provides relevant and integral value to businesses. With a committed focus on customer, quality and responsiveness, Lenovo Services offers innovative and integrated solutions to ensure maximum productivity. Warranty Extensions, Upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive, Priority Technical Support and a complete set of factory and automated deployment services help organizations effectively bridge the gap between consumer and business.

Pricing and Availability2
ThinkPad T440p, T540p and W540 pricing will be available closer to availability dates.
ThinkPad T440p available starting November.
ThinkPad T540p available starting November.
ThinkPad W540 available starting November.
ThinkPad L440 available starting October priced from approximately $729.
ThinkPad L540 available starting October priced from approximately $729.
ThinkPad E series will be available initially in selected markets from October.
ThinkPad E440 priced from approximately €649.
ThinkPad E540 priced from approximately €629

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  • Yuan Taizong

    Quite impressive, but expensive.

  • Vincent Haakmat

    Do they have touch screens?