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

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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4th generation Intel Core processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly, move... More
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its many processor cores laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the W540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540, the Lenovo W540 has a front camera.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of laptops of this spec and age is 2.5h, the longest is 22h, and the average battery life (max) is 6.7h. The Lenovo W540 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (11.1 hours) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Asus EeeBook X205TA (12h) which also has a higher rating.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 30Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 64Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo W540's battery capacity (Watt hours) is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the W540.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo W540 is a nine number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age only have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo W540 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the W540. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The Lenovo W540 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the W540 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 19GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the W540 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the W540.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo W540 does not have a touchscreen.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540 have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has one of the lower speaker powers amongst portable PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the HP 17 G2 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo W540 has a pretty typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the W540.

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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 that have been available for a similar time to the W540.

We compared all the other 2.7kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the N56VZ-S4283H, and the N56VZ both from Asus is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for a similar time to the W540.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus NX500JK (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time 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

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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
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)
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
Mouse Included
Bag Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
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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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 w540
Barcodes 00888228684086, 00888228684314, 00888228684994, 00888228685038, 00888228685267, 00888228685328, 00888228685366, 00888228685441, 00888228686295, 00888228686387

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