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Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 range from 2 to 3.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad W541 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541. Most of the laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad W541 has a maximum display resolution of 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 notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541, the ThinkPad W541 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W541 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for 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 best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad W541 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 11.1 hours, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 5,200h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T540 (13h), or the ThinkPad T540 (13h) both from Lenovo.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 2GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 only have between two and eight battery cells, however the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has nine battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 77Wh.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541 have cache memories of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average cache memory is 4.1MB. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 that we have assessed, the cache memory of the ThinkPad W541 of 6 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W541 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops of this type and age have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

The worst processor cache level across similar types of portable PC is L2.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the ThinkPad W541 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 actually the best memory slots across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The maximum internal memory of the ThinkPad W541 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W541 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 380mm. The ThinkPad W541 is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 (only 376.6 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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5 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 typical of many laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W541 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541 is 32GB, the biggest is 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 (500GB), or the Acer Aspire ES1-431 (500GB).

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541, the ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad W541.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP Omen 15-5110nr (2.6GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad W541 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Precision M6800 (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out 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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74710, lenovo p219508, lenovo p233000, lenovo i74710m, lenovo 20ef001, lenovo p219508p, lenovo p233000p, lenovo i74710mq, lenovo 20ef001x, lenovo 20ef001xu, lenovo 20ef001xuk
Barcodes 00889233136935, 00889233137826, 00889233138434, 00889233138786, 00889233139561, 00889233140109, 00889233140512, 00889800684722

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