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21 Reasons For
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Lenovo L540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the L540. Most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this Lenovo laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite New PCI Express Slot Version
The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the L540 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the L540.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the L540. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
Based on 2,530 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other manufacturers.
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 frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the L540.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the L540.
+16 More reasons for
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo L540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the L540.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this type and age.
Quite Long Battery Life
The average battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the L540 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,700h. The Lenovo L540 has a fairly long battery life (11 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the L540.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the L540.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Lenovo L540 has a front camera.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the L540. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3,300GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 6.5GHz.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L540 have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the L540 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo L540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo L540 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the L540 is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The display brightnesss of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the L540 range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².
Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate
At 500 megabits per second, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 have maximum WiFi data rate of between 54 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
500:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This notebook PC has a 500:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
9 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.
Quite Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. The internal memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the L540 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. With a battery capacity of only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo L540 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
The weights of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier laptops that were released more than two years ago (2.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
+6 More reasons against
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the L540, the Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540
Released Over Two Years Ago
This portable PC was released 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 medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the L540.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540.
+1 Other reason
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
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)
EDGE, GPRS, GSM
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 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
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 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 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
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