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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo W540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this age and type.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540 also have 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 laptops of this age and type. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540, the Lenovo W540 has a front camera.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 11.1 hours, the Lenovo W540 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the W540 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the W540. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the W540 is 59Wh.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo W540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo W540 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the W540 is 18GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo W540 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the W540 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The processor caches of laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 2MB to 8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W540 is a nine battery cell count notebook PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540 is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo W540 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W540.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540. The lowest speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 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 pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the ZBook 17 G2 (2.5GHz), or the ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (2.5GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the W540.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 2.7kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56 is also worth considering.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra W50 (2.7kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
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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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out 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
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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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)

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