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Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. Many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 840MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad W541 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7.

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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 spec to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

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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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17 (£2,295.60) (2.9GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 780GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,256 gigabyte, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W541 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly 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. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541 the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T540 (£1,405.26) (13h), or the ThinkPad T540 (£1,405.26) (13h) both from Lenovo.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541. This portable PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 which only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. Many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that have been around for more than a year is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz. The ThinkPad W541 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Narrow

The widths of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541 range from 260mm to 430mm. With a width of only 376.6 millimeters, the ThinkPad W541 is one of the narrower laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W541 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike 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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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this age and type. 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 also do 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 this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad W541 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

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

If you want a bigger screen size 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

At 2.7 kilograms, the ThinkPad W541 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541.

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Specification

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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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
LghtScribe Feature
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 My WiFi 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 Demand Based Switching
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

Barcodes 00889233135563, 00889233135822, 00889233136140, 00889233138069, 04053162703933

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