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Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 840MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops of this age and type 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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 is 200MHz, the fastest is 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

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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 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 across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (2.9GHz).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541, the ThinkPad W541 has a full-size keyboard.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] 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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the longer battery lifes (11.1 hours) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type only have between two and eight battery cells, however the ThinkPad W541 has nine battery cells.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC 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 spec and age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The ThinkPad W541 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 in fact the best memory slots across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the laptops of this age and spec. Most of the similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however this notebook PC has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541 is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W541. The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541 range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is a eight processor thread laptop.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 range from 260mm to 430mm. The ThinkPad W541 is one of the narrower laptops of this age and type (only 376.6 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago also do 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 fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Heavy

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is fairly heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541 the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad W541 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541.

If this Lenovo notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Zbook 17 G2[pl_2966324_price] (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 G2[pl_3015479_price] (17.3") both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP Zbook 17 G2[plb_2966324_price] (750GB), or the Toshiba C55[plb_2992854_price] (750GB).

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Specification

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Display
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Full HD
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USB 3.0 Port
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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
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Intel TSX-NI
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20eg000, lenovo 20eg000a, lenovo 20eg000au, lenovo 20eg000aus
Barcodes 00889233143926

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