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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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25 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540.

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Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire 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 portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2212790_price] (2.8GHz), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877683_price] (2.8GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age. In addition, this notebook PC 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 amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, 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. The average battery life of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 is 6.9h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W540 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 9,210 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540. The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540 is 4,600mAh, and the battery capacities range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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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 on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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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 actually the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The maximum internal memory of the Lenovo W540 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the W540.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The Lenovo W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo W540 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC is a eight processor thread portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the W540 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W540 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo W540 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W540 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo W540 is no exception to this as it too does 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 frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of this spec and age is 1.8W. The Lenovo W540 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540 is 780GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo W540 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This Lenovo laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the W540.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop is 802.11n.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ENVY 15[plb_2353927_price] (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17"), or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2193663_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the W540.

There are a number of alternative 2.7kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the N56[pl_1467146_price], or the N56VZ[pl_1534451_price] both from Asus which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra W50[plb_2053079_price] (2.7kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Motherboard Chipset
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
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL 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
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge 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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
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
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
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
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
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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

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