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Lenovo S540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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19 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S540 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Lenovo S540 has four SATA connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S540 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however the Lenovo S540 has four SATA III connectors.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo S540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S540 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo S540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S540.

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this type and age ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo S540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. 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 actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the T450, the X250 (£888.96), and the T450 all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the ProBook 450 (SSD), or the ZBook 14 G2 (£630.00) (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo S540 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S540 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 11" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo S540 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (£349.99).

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£439.00) (17.3"), or the Lenovo G70-80 (£449.97) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the S540, the Lenovo S540 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo G70-80 (£449.97), the DELL Latitude 12 E5250 (£454.80), or the HP ProBook 450 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo S540 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the S540.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might want to look at including the G70-80 (£449.97), the X250 (£910.00), or the ThinkPad T450 (£300.00) all from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo S540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S540 is 14GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo S540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the S540 range from 23Wh to 120Wh. At 62.8 watt-hours, the Lenovo S540 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo S540 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst laptops of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo S540 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S540.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo S540 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S540 range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo S540 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S540.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13 3340 (£358.80) is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the X250 (£599.90) (256GB), or the X250 (£549.00) (256GB) both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 14 G2 (£630.00) (256GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo S540 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S540. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the S540 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Asus F555LA (1.7GHz), the Lenovo B50-80 (£325.71) (1.7GHz), or the Acer Aspire V3-371 (£350.00) (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S540 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S540.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (£349.99).

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (£410.00) (8GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo S540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15 (£410.00), or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz. The Lenovo S540 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the S540.

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo S540 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the S540.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 9h battery life laptops currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 (£434.91) which is cheaper.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the T450 (10.08h and cheaper), or the T450 (£529.00) (10.08h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo S540 has a pretty average weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the S540.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite S50-B (2.1kg and cheaper).

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Expert Reviews

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13 February 2014

Lenovo ThinkPad S540 "Lenovo's ThinkPad S531 is a very good ultrabook with many positive aspects." That was the verdict of the S531, and it also applies for the ThinkPad S540: The notebook offers...

15 February 2014

Sous stéroïdes Haswell. Un ordinateur portable qui vous est possible d'emmener partout doit certes être aussi léger que possible, mais aussi des plus robustes et autonomes. Lenovo a essayé de... Read more…

27 February 2014

Verbeterd met Haswell. Een notebook die je overal mee naartoe neemt moet zo licht mogelijk zijn, maar ook stevig en duurzaam. Lenovo probeert met de ultrabooks uit de ThinkPad S serie aan deze... Read more…

28 February 2014

Hawell taraf?ndan iyile?tirildi. Sürekli yan?n?zda ta??yaca??n?z bir notebook olabildi?ince hafif olmal?. Ama ayn? zamanda dayan?kl? ve sa?laml??? da es geçmemeli. Lenovo, Thinkpad S serisi ile... Read more…

12 February 2014

Recenzja modelu S531 zosta?a podsumowana stwierdzeniem, ?e to udany ultrabook. To samo mo?na powiedzie? o ThinkPadzie S540. Prezentuje on niez?? ogóln? wydajno?? i nie najgorsze osi?gi w grach....

10 December 2013

Na pierwszy rzut oka mog?oby si? wydawa?, ?e testowanie S540 nie ma zbytniego sensu. Okazuje si? jednak, ?e w identycznej jak u poprzednika obudowie kryje si? wi?cej zmian ni? tylko nowsza wersja...

28 February 2014

Melhorado com Haswelll. Um portátil que você pode carregar o tempo todo deve ser o mais leve possível, mas também sólido e duradouro ao mesmo tempo. A Lenovo tenta atender esses requisitos... Read more…

19 February 2014

Mejorado por Haswell. Un portátil que puedes llevar encima debería ser lo más ligero posible, pero también resistente y duradero a la vez. Lenovo intenta cumplir esos requisitos en la serie... Read more…

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5 May 2014

Ausgestattet ist das Lenovo ThinkPad S540 (20B30059GE) mit einem Intel Core i5-4200U desen zwei Kerne mit 1,6 GHz getaktet sind, einer ausladenden 1 TB großen HDD-Speicherlösung, 16 GB SSD... Read more…

Good application performance
Excellent battery runtimes
Sturdy case
Good input devices
Two Windows operating systems
Problems with the wireless connection
Slightly whining fan under load
Lowcontrast display
Only 12 months warranty
Des problmes avec la connexion sansfil WiFi
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