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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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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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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the L540 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo L540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the L540. Most of the notebook PCs of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo L540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540 range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L540 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo L540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L540.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the L540 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the L540 (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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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 spec and age. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the L540.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the L540, the Lenovo L540 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite 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 comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the L540 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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5 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.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this type and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the L540.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15 inches, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo L540 (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the L540.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX 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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
ExpressCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
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Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Power
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Security
Fingerprint Reader
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20av002ymh1, lenovo p231861, apple 20av0072, lenovo p231861p, lenovo 20av0072, apple 20av0072u, lenovo 20au0033, lenovo 20au0033u, lenovo 20av0072u, apple 20av0072uk, warranty 20au0033, lenovo 20av0072uk, lenovo 20au0033uk, warranty 20au0033u, warranty 20au0033uk
Barcodes 00888228719740, 00888228719818, 00888228729596, 00888228737539, 08882287197404, 08882287198180

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