Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the L540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo L540 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the L540 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Lenovo L540 has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and specifically for Lenovo medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo L540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this type and age.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the L540 also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo L540 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 also have a front camera.
+8 More reasons for
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
The hard drive speeds of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the L540 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. The Lenovo L540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo L540 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Quite Big Battery Capacity
Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the L540 the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Lenovo L540 has a quite big battery capacity (56 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
9 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this spec and age.
Quite Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst laptops of this age. The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the L540, the Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
+6 More reasons against
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo L540 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.
The lightest medium processor core portable PC that came out more than two years ago is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540 (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.
6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540
Released Over Two Years Ago
This medium processor core portable PC was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
+4 Other reasons
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo L540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the L540.
Average Battery Life
At 7 hours, the Lenovo L540 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540.
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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