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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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4th generation Intel Core processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly, move... More
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo W540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540, the Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo W540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo W540 has a front camera.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo W540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W540.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540 is 6.9h. With a battery life of 11.1 hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (£1,484.75) (12h).

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W540 is a nine battery cell count laptop.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The battery capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo W540 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540.

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

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo W540 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo W540 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the W540 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W540. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W540 is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540 range from 1W to 4W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the W540 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the W540.

There are a number of alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Medion Erazer X7821.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ENVY m6 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo W540 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the W540.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the W540.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

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Auto color calibration for workstation graphics
Excellent CPU performance for a laptop
Very good performance
Classic Thinkpad design
ThinkVantage tools
Touch interface is wonky and difficult to use
Surprisingly poor 3D performance
Temperature development
Short battery life
Performance loss in battery mode (highperformance profile)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00888228684451, 00888228685076, 00888228685816, 00888228686653

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