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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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Lenovo Thinkpad L540 Review
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24 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl this medium processor core notebook PC has an average expert rating of 84%. This puts this notebook PC in the top 8% of all the laptops of a similar age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who purchased the Lenovo L540 thought it was cheap. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The series is a comparatively inexpensive entry into the ThinkPad portfolio” and gave the Lenovo L540 a rating of 4 stars.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo L540 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L540 is 17GB.

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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 are a similar age to the L540. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 spec and age.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot version of the Lenovo L540 of 3 is one of the newest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo L540 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the L540 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the L540. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the L540 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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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 comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo L540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most portable PCs of this age and spec 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price].

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo L540 has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Lenovo L540 has a fairly long battery life (11 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L540. Notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the L540 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the L540.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] or you might consider a higher scoring portable PC such as the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], and the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] both from DELL are also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo L540 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] which is cheaper; or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], and the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] both from DELL which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the L540 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L540 range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo L540 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the L540 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the L540 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 192 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 192GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] (500GB and cheaper); or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (256GB and higher rated), or the Lenovo X250[plb_3010221_price] (500GB and higher rated).

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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 around for around the same time as the L540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The lightest portable PC of a comparable type and age to the L540 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lenovo L540 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the L540.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price] (1.4kg), or the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price] (1.6kg) both from DELL or the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] (2kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the L540 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo L540 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Thick

The heights of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the L540 range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 31 millimeters, the Lenovo L540 is quite thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Price Has Increased by £19.22

The L540 has increased in price by £19.22 in the last 60 days.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo L540 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Memory Card
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
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Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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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 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
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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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
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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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