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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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16 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo L540 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most of the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this portable PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo L540's PCI Express slots version of 3 is one of the newest. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the L540 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor cores portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of laptops of a similar age and type to the L540 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540 is 26h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. The Lenovo L540 has a quite long battery life (max) (11 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other 11h battery life notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook U554 (£699.99), and the Lenovo T520 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo L540 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of laptops that were released around the same time as the L540 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The Lenovo L540 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the L540.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo L540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the L540 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the L540 have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. The Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At 500 megabits per second, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L540. The slowest wi-Fi data rate (max) of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the L540 is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops of this age and spec is 49Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 56 watt-hours, the Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst laptops of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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

The Lenovo L540 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the L540 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores portable PCs that were released 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo L540 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the L540. Portable PCs of this type and age have battery capacitys of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,800mAh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec laptop that has been available for a comparable time to the L540 is 240g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo L540 is one of the heavier medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the L540 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the L540 do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo L540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo L540 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the L540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo L540 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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22 March 2014

In Review: Lenovo ThinkPad L540 (20AV002YGE). Lenovo's ThinkPad L540 (20AV002YGE) is a successful improvement over its predecessor . Especially the input devices of the business notebook are a big...

25 March 2014

Perfectionné. Lenovo a revu son ThinkPad d'entrée de gamme en l'équipant d'un nouveau châssis et d'un nouveau processeur Intel de la génération Haswell. Malgré son prix bien en-dessous de... Read more…

8 April 2014

Verbeterd. Lenovo heeft zijn ThinkPad instapmodellen opnieuw ontworpen en voorziet de business notebooks uit met een nieuwe behuizing en een processor van Intel's huidige Haswell generatie.... Read more…

Geli?tirildi. Lenovo giri? seviyesi ThinkPad modelini yeniden tasarl?yor ve yeni bir kasa ve Haswell i?lemci ile donat?yor. Fiyat?n?n dü?ük olmas?na ra?men beklentileri kar??layaca?? ve ThinkPad... Read more…

21 July 2014

ThinkPad L540 uda? si? Lenovo o tyle, ?e to model godnie zast?puj?cy poprzednika. Przede wszystkim trzeba pochwali? urz?dzenia wej?cia, które nie ust?puj? tym z dro?szych serii. Wydajny procesor...

14 April 2014

Osoby stoj?ce przed wyborem notebooka do pracy bardzo cz?sto zadaj? sobie pytanie, czy jest sens dop?aca? do dro?szych modeli, skoro te ta?sze oferuj? czasem na pierwszy rzut oka podobne... Read more…

26 March 2014

Melhorado. A Lenovo redesenha os seu ThinkPad e equipa o portátil empresarial com um novo case, bem como com um processador da atual geração Haswell da Intel. Apesar do preço bem abaixo dos... Read more…

29 March 2014

Mejorado. Lenovo ha rediseñado su ThinkPad de gama baja y equipa el portátil de negocios con una nueva carcasa así como con un procesador de la actual generación Haswell de Intel. A pesar del... Read more…

28 November 2014

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Conveniently quiet
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Aangenaam stil
Ok iyi arayzler
Harika icilik
DVD drive always spinning when a DVD is inserted
Poor viewing angles and color accuracy of the display
High black value
Keyboard not illuminated
Le lecteur DVD tourne en permanence quand un DVD est insr
28 November 2014

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Product Identifiers

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