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Lenovo ThinkPad W540

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB May 2015
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23 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W540. The average PCI Express slot version of laptops that were released one year ago is 2.7, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 200MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. The ThinkPad W540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W540.

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Good Brand

Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad W540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W540.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the ThinkPad W540 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W540 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include the MSI WT72 2OM[plb_2872289_price], or the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the HP ZBook 17[plb_2814963_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this spec and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W540 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad W540 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W540.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W540. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W540 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ThinkPad W540 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC is a eight processor thread notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W540 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W540 has a better processor cache level than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W540 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W540 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W540 range from 58mAh to 6,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,400mAh. The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a very big battery capacity (5,200 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.

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Narrow

Notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have widths of between 260mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 (only 376 millimeters) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Not Cheap

We think this Lenovo notebook PC looks expensive compared to other laptops of a similar type and age. The cheapeast portable PC of a similar type and age that we found costs £139 and the most expensive costs £3,139.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including the MSI WT72 2OM[plb_2872289_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Omen[pl_2709272_price] (SSD), or the ZBook 17 G2[pl_3015481_price] (SSD) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W540 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (512GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W540, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540. Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W540

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year 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 notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this many processor core laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (2.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W540.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad W540 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the MSI WT72 2OM[plb_2872289_price] (3.8kg and cheaper), or the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] (2.1kg and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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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 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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt 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
Island-Style Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Security
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Intel Visual Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bg001, lenovo 20bg001b, lenovo 20bg001bu, lenovo 20bg001buk

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