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Lenovo ThinkPad W540
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Lenovo ThinkPad W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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23 Reasons For

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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W540.

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Good Brand

Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W540 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The ThinkPad W540 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (2.9 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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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 spec to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that came out 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.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W540.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that came out more than two years ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W540.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W540 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 11.1 hours, the ThinkPad W540 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W540 is 2.5h, the longest is 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 only have between two and eight battery cells, however the ThinkPad W540 has nine battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W540, the ThinkPad W540's battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W540 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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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.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 18GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have checked the maximum turbo frequency of, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540's maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W540 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. At 8 megabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a fairly bright display brightness 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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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W540 is 1W and the highest is 4W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W540.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 10" and the biggest is 18". The ThinkPad W540 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.5 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS60 (15.6").

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W540.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the ThinkPad W540 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W540.

Other 2.7kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (2.7kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (750GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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
Intel Trusted Execution 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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo k2100, lenovo k2100m, lenovo 20bg0042, lenovo 20bg0042u, lenovo 20bg0042uk
Barcodes 00888772629618, 00888772630003, 00888772630614, 00888772630966, 00888772631024, 00888772631147, 00888772631352, 08887726306140

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