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W540 Will Be A Monster!!

#1 Post by rambo47 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:17 am

Anybody see the specs for the upcoming W540? Here's a few highlights:

15.5-inch 3K IPS display, delivering a 2,880 x 1,620 resolution.
Intel's quad-core i7 processor.
NVIDIA's latest flagship Quadro GPU.
support for up to 32GB of RAM.
Two terabytes of storage.
Chassis that measures 27mm at its thickest point.
Weighs 5.45 pounds.
Six hours on a full charge of its six-cell removable battery.

Goes on sale in November. Pricing not announced. I want one!!

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/11/leno ... s-haswell/
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#2 Post by hansolo669 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:45 pm

The only part I am waiting for more details on is the GPU. Will it be the K2100? or are they going to be awesome and break Nvidia's rules and stuff a K3100 or greater in?

Regardless I am in serious need of a new laptop, and this may just do the trick...

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#3 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:13 am

Weak!!!

Still the darthboard under and above the screen.

I wonder what excuse they will come up with this time on why they didn't pick 16:10 :roll:
The higher resolution is nice... but not as nice as a more useable aspect ratio.

Well, finally a numpad.... now they just need to put that 7th row back where it belongs and get that retarded key hassling undone.

Where did the trackpoint buttons go...?
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#4 Post by jdrou » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:37 pm

rambo47 wrote: 15.5-inch 3K IPS display, delivering a 2,880 x 1,620 resolution.
If I were in the market for a new 15" workstation-class laptop this year I'd probably get the Precision M4800 (3200x1800) even if it's not IPS (while cursing the lack of high-res 17" models).
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X31, X40, X61T, X61, X201, X220 (i7 IPS), W520 (2720QM/2000M/FHD), T440p (i7-4800MQ/GF730GT/FHD)
Dells: Latitude C840, Precision M70, Precision M4400, M6400 (WUXGA), M6600, M6700
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#5 Post by Rochefort » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:18 am

On Tabook 445 you can find a T 540p

"Some: 15.5" (394mm) 3K (2880x1620) color, anti-glare, LED backlight, 350 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio, IPS"
- IBM T60p/1,83 M/RAM:3 Gb/15' SXGA+ IPS Ati Fire GL V5250 256Mo /SSD Intel X25 E 32 GB /XP Pro
- HP 8740w - Core i5 540M 2.53 GHz - 17" LED WVA TFT 1920 x 1200 ( WUXGA ) NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M 1 GB GDDR3 SDRAM- Samsung 850 Pro 500 GB SSD

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#6 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:10 pm

M4800 (compared to W540):

*It got mSata (or M.2) too
*It got a numpad too
*It got something that resembles a trackpoint too
*It got a multi-use bay too
*It got 9-cell and Slice batteries too
*It got a docking connector too, with a dock that doesn't block left-side vents...
*It got three internal slots for cards too
*It got 4 DIMM slots too

But on top of the W540:

+It has eSataP (Yeah!!!!)
+It has fullsize Displayport
+It even has HDMI
+It has a proper 54mm ExpressCard slot
+It has a two sets of three physical mouse buttons.
+For those into super high resolutions: 3200*1800 is more than 2880*1620

And you get all that for the price of:
-No Thunderbolt
-0.78 lbs

So... if one has to get used to the crappy 6-row layout... you might just as well switch brands and keep the eSata and physical mouse buttons.
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#7 Post by jdrou » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:10 pm

One downside of Dell is that they seem to have given up on configure-to-order for core components (at least through the website). If you like their combinations of CPU/GPU/display then that isn't a problem though.
Current Thinkpads:
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Dells: Latitude C840, Precision M70, Precision M4400, M6400 (WUXGA), M6600, M6700
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#8 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:59 pm

Well, Lenovo doesn't offer any CTO's here either.

Both my T61 and W520 are imported from the US. Not so much to get a CTO, which I didn't. But to pay 500 euro less.
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#9 Post by ssd_thinkpad » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:03 am

Yes, the guys in the US live a cheap life :D In europe we pay so much more for everything.

For the M4800: I would check it out in person, Lenovos never failed to surprise me on their build quality. When working on other notebooks - and that includes also the most expensive model lines - I noticed huge differences.

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#10 Post by Greg Gebhardt » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:41 pm

SO when will the W540 be ready to go out Lenovo's door?

I thought Novermber was the date. :roll:
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Re: W540 Will Be A Monster!!

#11 Post by bmwman91 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:04 pm

I am ready to give up on my Thinkpad ownership. The M4800 is looking very tempting, if for no other reason than it has a more traditional keyboard and proper dedicated buttons for its track-point mouse. The W540 has about the same "maxed-out" configuration as the top-end M4800, but the M4800 looks more like a Thinkpad than the W540 to me!

Actually, I am going to wait for Broadwell-based devices since it looks like they will offer a considerable improvement over Haswell in terms of performance & power use...I generally find that it is better to upgrade on Intel's "tick" cycle rather than its "tock" cycle since you seem to get more bang for the buck, so to speak. I HOPE that Lenovo takes a step or two back with some of their design directions, because I am just not digging their newer stuff. Mainly the neutering of the Trackpoint.
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