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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo L540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago that we have checked, the PCI Express slot version of the Lenovo L540 of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L540 is 290MHz. The Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo L540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo L540 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this age and spec is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the L540 is 11" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo L540 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the L540.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2515194_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 11 hours, the Lenovo L540 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L540. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2.5h and the longest is 24h.

Alternative 11h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351422_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Latitude 15 E5550[pl_2701391_price] (12h), the Latitude 12 5000[pl_2701189_price] (13.5h), or the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2794147_price] (14.5h) all from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the L540 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] which has better reviews; or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2743443_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo L540 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the L540.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think a cheaper laptop such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2743443_price] or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] are also worth considering.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo L540 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook 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 this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the L540 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 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 are a comparable age to the L540.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo L540 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the L540. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L540. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the L540.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the L540 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo L540 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L540 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 56 watt-hours, the Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the L540 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core 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 more than a year.

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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 portable PC.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the L540. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L540 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2851056_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD and cheaper) or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the L540 range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo L540 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Latitude 14 3000[plb_2804877_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price] is also worth considering.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the L540 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier portable PCs that came out around the same time as the L540 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2515194_price] (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Thick

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the L540.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo L540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the L540.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351422_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2784026_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the ProBook 450[pl_2784001_price] (750GB and cheaper) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351422_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2701189_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Glossy Display
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
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 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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54300, lenovo p231861, lenovo i54300m, apple 20av0072, lenovo 20au0033, lenovo p231861p, lenovo 20av0072, apple 20av0072u, lenovo dvd65533, lenovo 20av0072u, apple 20av0072uk, lenovo dvd65533r, lenovo 20au0033u, lenovo 20au0033uk, warranty 20au0033, lenovo 20av0072uk, lenovo dvd65533rw, warranty 20au0033u, warranty 20au0033uk
Barcodes 00888228506449, 00888228506722, 00888228506937, 00888228507262, 00888228507293, 00888228507330, 00888228718934, 00888228726823, 00888440053424, 00888440738222, 00888772041687, 00888772203429, 00888772203467, 00888772203566, 00888772203733, 00888772204075, 00888772204129, 00888772204204, 00888772204228, 00888772204303, 00888772204570, 00888772204716, 00888772204730, 00888965063731, 00888965760630, 00888965760920, 00888965760999, 00888965761095, 00888965761170, 00888965761293

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