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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.
Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews
Lenovo has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.
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.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W540.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 also have a full-size keyboard.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ThinkPad W540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
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Has a Front Camera
The ThinkPad W540 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W540 also have a front camera.
Very Big Battery Capacity
At 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average battery capacity of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W540 is 59Wh.
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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W540.
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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W540.
Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W540 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W540. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Nine Battery Cells
The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is a nine battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between two and eight battery cells.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that are a similar age to it.
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Very Small Internal Memory
Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the ThinkPad W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W540 range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. The ThinkPad W540 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W540
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Lenovo laptop was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W540 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Screen Size
The ThinkPad W540 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.
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With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W540.
Average Battery Life
The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a fairly average battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W540.
If this many processor core laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo E545 (6.2h) which also has a higher rating.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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.
Intel Segment Tagging
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
333, 1333, 133, 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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
Dolby Home Theater v4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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 Pro, Windows 8.1
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 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-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
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
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