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One Lenovo L540 owner wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “The series is a comparatively inexpensive entry into the ThinkPad portfolio” in their review of this laptops and gave it a rating of 4 stars.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Lenovo L540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the L540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. The Lenovo L540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the L540. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.
Lenovo is one of the superior laptop brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Lenovo L540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.
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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average processor clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Lenovo Z500 (£845.00) which has a better Rating.
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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.
SSD Storage Medium
The Lenovo L540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of this spec and age.
The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£491.96) (SSD).
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Quite Long Battery Life
At 11 hours, the Lenovo L540 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540. The battery lifes of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2h to 4,700h, and the average battery life is 24h.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the L540.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo L540 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the L540 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3,300GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 6.5GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the L540.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo L540 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all laptops of this age and type ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the L540.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
500:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This portable PC has a 500:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
8 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.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the L540 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
The Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this age and type (2.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The lightest similar spec laptop that has been available for around the same time as the L540 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo L540 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540
Released Over Two Years Ago
Lenovo released the L540 over two years ago.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo L540 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the L540.
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 portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Docking Station Included
Docking Station Microphone in
Docking Station Headphone Out
Docking Station DisplayPort
Docking Station VGA (D-Sub) Port
Docking Station DVI Port
Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Station Ethernet LAN Connection
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
3840 x 2160
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
Dolby Advanced v2
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 2438
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
8 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
5 - 43
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video