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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Lenovo W540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540. Many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the W540 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo many processor cores laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo W540 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The processor frequencys of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540 range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540, the Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo W540 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the W540.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the W540, the Lenovo W540 has a front camera.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the W540 is 45mAh and the biggest is 9,300mAh. With a battery capacity of 9,210 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger battery capacitys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo W540 is 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.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is actually the best memory slots across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540.

The worst memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. The maximum internal memory of the Lenovo W540 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst many processor cores laptops that have been available for a similar time to the W540.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the W540 is 4GB, the biggest is 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 many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the W540.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the W540 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.2GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Lenovo W540 has more processor threadss than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the W540. Most of the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W540 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however this notebook PC has eight processor threadss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. The Lenovo W540 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the W540.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo W540 is a nine number of battery cells portable PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the W540.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the W540 do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo W540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Three Years Ago

This many processor cores portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the W540.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W540.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W540.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6 hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo E545[plb_2857006_price] (6.2h) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
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 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
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)
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)

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