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

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

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo L540 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo L540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the L540 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo L540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of similar spec laptops that have been around 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 slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the L540 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the L540.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. 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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L540.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC 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 that came out around the same time as 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 portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The Lenovo L540 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L540.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L540.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo L540 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo L540 which has three 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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that were launched around the same time as the L540 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the L540 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The Lenovo L540 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the L540 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo L540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the L540 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo L540 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the L540 have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². The Lenovo L540 has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 56 watt-hours, the Lenovo L540 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook 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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12 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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the L540. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type 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 average weight of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the L540 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the L540.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo L540 (2.6kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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Thick

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. At 31 millimeters, the Lenovo L540 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L540.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo L540 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the L540.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440p (7.2h).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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
Le lecteur DVD tourne en permanence quand un DVD est insr
28 November 2014

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