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Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad W541 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age 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 the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 is 840MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 range from 200MHz to 850MHz. The ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (2.9 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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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 have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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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 most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad W541 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most many processor core 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.

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

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 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 have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the ThinkPad T540 (13h), or the ThinkPad T540 (13h) both from Lenovo.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has more battery cells than most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago which only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger battery capacities (99.9 watt-hours) amongst laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec 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 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W541 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however the ThinkPad W541 has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541, the ThinkPad W541's maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this type and age is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The ThinkPad W541 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 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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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W541 that we have assessed, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541's maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541, the processor cache of the ThinkPad W541 of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W541 has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This laptop has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkPad W541 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Narrow

The widths of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. At only 376.6 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is fairly narrow 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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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad W541 has a fairly small screen size (only 15.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 15 G2 (£762.57) (15.6").

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Released Over a Year Ago

This many processor core laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the ThinkPad W541 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 G2 (£1,099.99) (750GB).

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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
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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
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
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HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
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Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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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
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Backlit Keyboard
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Windows Key
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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 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
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Battery
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Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
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Barcodes 00889233136492, 00889233138144, 00889233138335, 00889233138717, 00889233139615, 00889233140277, 00889233140741, 00889233140901

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