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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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20 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo L540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the L540. This laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the L540 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo L540 has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540. The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo L540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L540 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2063513_price] (2.6GHz), or the Probook 450[pl_2078196_price] (2.6GHz) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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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 a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the L540.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Portable PCs of this type and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059670_price], and the MSI CX61[plb_1535240_price] is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540, the Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the L540[pl_2616364_price], or the X131e[pl_1492167_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the L540, the Lenovo L540 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the L540[pl_2616364_price], the L540[pl_1623008_price], or the X131e[pl_1492167_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L540 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L540, the Lenovo L540's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The average hard drive speed of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the L540 is 5,900 RPM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo L540 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10 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 notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the L540 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2350779_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] (SSD), the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2363547_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (SSD).

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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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo L540 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched more than two years ago is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Tecra A50[pl_1623992_price] (2.6kg), or the Tecra A50[pl_1736253_price] (2.6kg) both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price] (2.6kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2585666_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the L540 is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 31 millimeters, the Lenovo L540 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo L540 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p[plb_1878293_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2350779_price] (750GB), or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2133196_price] (750GB) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_2092624_price] (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the L540.

Alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p[plb_1878293_price].

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Inspiron 15[pl_2300892_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_2092624_price] (6GB and cheaper) both from DELL or the Asus X550CA[plb_2093287_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p231861, apple 20av0072, lenovo p231861p, lenovo 20av0072, apple 20av0072u, lenovo 20au0033, lenovo 20av0072u, apple 20av0072uk, lenovo 20au0033u, lenovo 20au0033uk, warranty 20au0033, lenovo 20av0072uk, warranty 20au0033u, warranty 20au0033uk
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