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This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews
On average Lenovo many processor core laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad W540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this age and type.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.
It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W540. Laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W540 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.1GHz.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ThinkPad W540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the N56VJ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ThinkPad W540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W540.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The ThinkPad W540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. Most many processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all many processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.
Fairly Long Battery Life
The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W540 is 2.5h, the longest is 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has one of the longer battery lifes (11.1 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.
Nine Battery Cells
The ThinkPad W540 has more battery cells than most of the laptops of this type and age. Most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W540 only have between two and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the ThinkPad W540 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.
The worst memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a quite big battery capacity (99.9 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The ThinkPad W540 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. Many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W540 WiFi standards range from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
500:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This notebook PC has a 500:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 32GB to 1.5TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Low Speaker Power
The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W540 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 11W. The ThinkPad W540 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W540.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad W540.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.
If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (17.3").
At 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W540.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (8GB).
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station Included
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
HD Audio, Realtek ALC3232, Dolby Home Theater v4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
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
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
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
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 Enhanced Halt State
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
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 - 3048
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