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Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst laptops of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad W541 is 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 actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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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 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the ThinkPad W541 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable 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 Lenovo ThinkPad W541 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W541 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a better storage medium than most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This Lenovo laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago 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 actually the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541 is 3.1h and the longest is 5,200h. At 11.1 hours, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough 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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Nine Battery Cells

The ThinkPad W541 is a nine battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The ThinkPad W541 has a quite big battery capacity (99.9 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 is 22Wh, the biggest is 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 is 17GB.

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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 laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 is 20GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ThinkPad W541 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541. Most of the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this notebook PC has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W541 has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541. Laptops of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W541 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level across similar types of laptop.

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541 the widths range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 376.6 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is one of the narrower laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad W541 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 780GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Travelmate TMB116-M (£259.03) (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the lower speaker power amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad W541 has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable 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
LED Backlight
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
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
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo k2100, lenovo i74810, lenovo k2100m, lenovo p232999, lenovo i74810m, lenovo 20ef000, lenovo p232999p, lenovo i74810mq, lenovo 20ef000l, lenovo 20ef000lu, lenovo 20ef000lus
Barcodes 00889233140840

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