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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

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 common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution 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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 are a comparable age to the W540 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra W50 is also worth considering.

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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 most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W540.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo W540 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP or the Lenovo W540 is also worth considering.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between two and eight battery cells, however the Lenovo W540 has nine battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger battery capacities (9,210 milliamperes * hour) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540 the battery capacities range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,600mAh.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has one of the biggest battery capacities (99.9 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the W540 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo W540 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W540 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the W540.

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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 a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W540.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of laptop.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo W540 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, 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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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo W540 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

With a width of only 376 millimeters, the Lenovo W540 is quite narrow 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 widths range from 240mm to 430mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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6 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the W540 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo W540 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540, 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 of this type and age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540 range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. The Lenovo W540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W540.

Other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the MSI GE60, or the HP ZBook 17.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GE60 (2.5GHz), the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (£1,955.26) (2.5GHz), or the HP ZBook 17 (£1,764.67) (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GE60.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Celsius H730 (16GB and cheaper), the Celsius H730 (£1,955.26) (16GB and cheaper), or the Celsius H730 (£1,978.95) (16GB and cheaper) all from Fujitsu.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 15, or the MSI GE60 which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the ZBook 17 (£1,764.67) (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 (£1,612.26) (17.3") both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W540.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (2.6kg and cheaper), or the MSI GE60 (2.4kg and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the MSI GE60 (1TB), or the HP ZBook 17 (£1,612.26) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Celsius H730 (9h and cheaper), or the Celsius H730 (£1,978.95) (9h and cheaper) both from Fujitsu.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the MSI GE60, and the HP ZBook 17 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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
Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bg001, lenovo 20bg001b, lenovo 20bg001bu, lenovo 20bg001buk
Barcodes 00012300268950, 00888228686875, 00888228686943, 08882286869432

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