The Lenovo L540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most of the laptops of a comparable type and age to the L540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite New PCI Express Slot Version
Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo L540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the L540 is 1,100MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L540.
We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and specifically for Lenovo medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.
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 a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops that have been available for more than two years.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
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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 a comparable age and type to it.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the L540.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
Quite Long Battery Life
At 11 hours, the Lenovo L540 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The battery lifes of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the L540 range from 2h to 4,700h, and the average battery life is 24h.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo L540 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L540 also have a front camera.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the L540 have between one and four USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo L540 which has three USB 2.0 ports.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Similar spec laptops that have been available 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. The Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo L540 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo L540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L540. The average display brightness of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 240 cd/m².
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
500:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This portable PC has a 500:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as 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.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the L540 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo L540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo L540 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the L540 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.
With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the L540 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The lightest portable PC of a comparable age and type to the L540 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.
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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the L540.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo L540 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the L540.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the L540.
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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 spec and age.
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
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
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
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
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
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
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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