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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 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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19 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its many processor cores notebook PCs.

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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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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 laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the W540, the Lenovo W540 has a front camera.

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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 frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the W540.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo W540 has a quite long battery life (max) (10.7 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average battery life (max) of many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 6.7h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 22h.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 9,210 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo W540 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540. Many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W540 have battery capacitys of between 45mAh and 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,300mAh.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of laptops of this age and type range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh. The Lenovo W540 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) (99.9 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo W540 has more number of battery cellss than most of the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the W540. Most of the laptops of a similar age and type to the W540 only have between two and eight number of battery cellss, however this notebook PC has nine number of battery cellss.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 18GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the W540, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo W540 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 19GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the W540 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the Lenovo W540 has eight processor threadss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo W540 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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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 many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the W540 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. The Lenovo W540 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo W540 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the W540 have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has a very low speaker power compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W540 is 800GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 320GB to 2TB. The Lenovo W540 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 17 G2 (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

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

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the W540.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the HP 17 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on comparable spec 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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
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
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
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing
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 20bg001, lenovo 20bg001b, lenovo 20bg001bu, lenovo 20bg001buk
Barcodes 00012300268950, 00888228686875, 00888228686943, 08882286869432

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