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Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated 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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W541 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541 also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W541 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.1h and the longest is 5,200h. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite long battery life (11.1 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T540 (13h), or the ThinkPad T540 (13h) both from Lenovo.

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Nine Battery Cells

The ThinkPad W541 has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541. Most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec only have between two and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 99.9 watt-hours, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W541 has a better processor cache level than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 is 260mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 376.6 millimeters, the ThinkPad W541 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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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 spec and age to it.

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7 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 typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to 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.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541 is 780GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (£1,835.98) (512GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541 range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops of this age and type have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB. The ThinkPad W541 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

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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

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W541 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Toshiba X70-B (£1,189.00) (2.6GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Precision M6800 (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W541 has a fairly average weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
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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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
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 k1100, lenovo i74710, lenovo i74810, lenovo 20ef20, lenovo k1100m, lenovo i74910, lenovo 20ef20e, lenovo i74910m, lenovo i74710m, lenovo i74810m, lenovo i74910mq, lenovo 500gb500, lenovo i74710mq, lenovo i74810mq, lenovo 20ef20eg, lenovo 1920x1080, lenovo 500gb500g, lenovo 500gb500gb
Barcodes 00889233137024, 00889233143780, 00889292537308

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