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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Optimized for Windows 8, this 15.6" laptop delivers on performance and price, with 4th gen Intel processors, robust security features, great multimedia features, and legendary ThinkPad... More
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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the L540 is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the L540. Across all the laptops of this age and type the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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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 spec to the L540. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the L540 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Lenovo L540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the L540.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the L540 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. The Lenovo L540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the L540.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced 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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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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the L540.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L540. 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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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo L540 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo L540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L540 range from 2GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo L540 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. The best processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo L540 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L540. The screen sizes of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L540 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L540, the Lenovo L540 has a front camera.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago 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 portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 19GB. 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 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo L540 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540. Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo L540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Lenovo L540 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst laptops of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo L540 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo L540 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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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 were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 laptop.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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.

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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 laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that came out more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier laptops of this age and spec amongst laptops of this age.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the G500[pl_2337749_price] (2.6kg), or the L540[pl_2501252_price] (2.6kg) both from Lenovo.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo L540

Average Battery Life

The Lenovo L540 has a fairly average battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the L540.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440p[plb_2980614_price] (7.4h).

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Specification

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Housing Material
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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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
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

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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Aangenaam stil
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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