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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.5" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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This portable 15.6" workstation is the thinnest and lightest in its class, yet sacrifices nothing in terms of speed, power, and durability. Graphics-intensive, ISV-certified applications with... More
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15 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 around for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the W540 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.8GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Fujitsu Celsius H730 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (£1,955.25) (2.9GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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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 type and age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also 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 amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC 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 notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the ZBook 17 (£2,205.64), or the ZBook 17 both from HP or the Lenovo W540.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the W540 that we have checked, the Lenovo W540's processor cache of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo W540 is a eight processor thread notebook PC.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540. The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the W540 only have between two and eight battery cells, however the Lenovo W540 has nine battery cells.

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Narrow

Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540 have widths of between 240mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. The Lenovo W540 is fairly narrow (only 375.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo W540 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the ZBook 17 (£2,205.64), or the ZBook 17 both from HP or the Lenovo W540.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the W540.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP which is cheaper.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the MSI GE60 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540 also do 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 a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 15.5 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the W540. Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (15.6" and cheaper), or the MSI GE60 (15.6" and cheaper).

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and spec range from 250GB to 2TB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the W540.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the MSI GE60.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Celsius H730 (16GB), or the Celsius H730 (16GB) both from Fujitsu 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 came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GE60 (2.4kg and cheaper), or the DELL XPS 15 (£1,939.00) (2.6kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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 notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the MSI GE60, and the HP ZBook 17 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual 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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bg001, lenovo 20bg001b, lenovo 20bg001bu, lenovo 20bg001buk
Barcodes 00888228540696, 00888228540825, 08882285406966, 08882285408250

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