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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo W540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the W540 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

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 portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W540 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and type 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This laptop also 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 notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540, the Lenovo W540 has a front camera.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W540 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540. This portable PC is a nine battery cell count laptop compared to most of the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540 which 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 portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has a very big battery capacity (99.9 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540 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 laptops of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W540 is 5,900 RPM. The hard drive speed of the Lenovo W540 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540.

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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 common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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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 have been around for a comparable time to the W540 is 20GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W540.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the W540. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The processor front side bus of the Lenovo W540 of 1,600 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the W540. Portable PCs of this age and type have processor front side bus of between 400MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that have been around for 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 commonly found cable included on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo W540 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. The Lenovo W540 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other many processor core 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 the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of this age and type is 1.8W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has a very low speaker power compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar age and type to the W540 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB.

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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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo W540 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx[plb_2289622_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo W540[plb_2133943_price] (2.5kg).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo E545[plb_2857006_price] (6.2h) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that are a similar age to 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 Demand Based Switching
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
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 00888228540771, 00888772630522, 00888772630669, 00888772630720, 00888772630942, 00888772631048, 00888772631536, 04053162939684

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