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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Optimized for Windows 8, this 15.6" laptop delivers on performance and price, with 4th gen Intel processors, robust security features, great multimedia features, and legendary ThinkPad... More
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11 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L540. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the L540 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo L540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.9GB. The Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo L540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the L540.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo L540 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the L540.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 820[pl_2320439_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2446413_price] both from HP.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the Lenovo L540[plb_2564470_price].

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo L540 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the L540 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo L540 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad L540[plb_2122801_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], or the Vostro 14 5000[pl_2373664_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the L540 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier laptops that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ProBook 4540s[pl_1600268_price] (2.5kg), or the ProBook 4540s[pl_1532938_price] (2.5kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the L540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2446413_price] which is also cheaper.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Recent Price Increase of £8.42

The L540 has increased in price by £8.42 in the last 1 days.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo L540 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L540.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the ProBook 4540s[pl_1600268_price], and the Probook 650[pl_1584506_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 15[plb_2142908_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo L540 has a relatively typical screen size (15 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L540.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (15.6"), or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2350793_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo L540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ProBook 4540s[pl_1532938_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1620825_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price].

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15[pl_2300892_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price] (750GB and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], or the Latitude E5530[pl_1412904_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_2092624_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Hard Drive Speed
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Display
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Graphics
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Audio System
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4G
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Expert Reviews

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22 March 2014

In Review: Lenovo ThinkPad L540 (20AV002YGE). Lenovo's ThinkPad L540 (20AV002YGE) is a successful improvement over its predecessor . Especially the input devices of the business notebook are a big...

25 March 2014

Perfectionné. Lenovo a revu son ThinkPad d'entrée de gamme en l'équipant d'un nouveau châssis et d'un nouveau processeur Intel de la génération Haswell. Malgré son prix bien en-dessous de... Read more…

8 April 2014

Verbeterd. Lenovo heeft zijn ThinkPad instapmodellen opnieuw ontworpen en voorziet de business notebooks uit met een nieuwe behuizing en een processor van Intel's huidige Haswell generatie.... Read more…

Geli?tirildi. Lenovo giri? seviyesi ThinkPad modelini yeniden tasarl?yor ve yeni bir kasa ve Haswell i?lemci ile donat?yor. Fiyat?n?n dü?ük olmas?na ra?men beklentileri kar??layaca?? ve ThinkPad... Read more…

21 July 2014

ThinkPad L540 uda? si? Lenovo o tyle, ?e to model godnie zast?puj?cy poprzednika. Przede wszystkim trzeba pochwali? urz?dzenia wej?cia, które nie ust?puj? tym z dro?szych serii. Wydajny procesor...

14 April 2014

Osoby stoj?ce przed wyborem notebooka do pracy bardzo cz?sto zadaj? sobie pytanie, czy jest sens dop?aca? do dro?szych modeli, skoro te ta?sze oferuj? czasem na pierwszy rzut oka podobne... Read more…

26 March 2014

Melhorado. A Lenovo redesenha os seu ThinkPad e equipa o portátil empresarial com um novo case, bem como com um processador da atual geração Haswell da Intel. Apesar do preço bem abaixo dos... Read more…

29 March 2014

Mejorado. Lenovo ha rediseñado su ThinkPad de gama baja y equipa el portátil de negocios con una nueva carcasa así como con un procesador de la actual generación Haswell de Intel. A pesar del... Read more…

28 November 2014

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Conveniently quiet
Silencieux
Aangenaam stil
Ok iyi arayzler
Harika icilik
DVD drive always spinning when a DVD is inserted
Poor viewing angles and color accuracy of the display
High black value
Keyboard not illuminated
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28 November 2014

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