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Lenovo L540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Optimized for Windows 8, this 15.6" laptop delivers on performance and price, with 4th gen Intel processors, robust security features, great multimedia features, and legendary ThinkPad... More
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17 Reasons For

Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo L540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the L540 range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo L540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this age and type. Most of the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L540 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L540 is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo L540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the MSI CX61[plb_1535240_price], or the HP H5E70ET[plb_1564690_price] which is cheaper.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2135897_price] (2.7GHz), or the HP ProBook 645 G1[plb_2055346_price] (2.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo L540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo L540 has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2651661_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2433278_price], or the Toshiba A50[plb_2247380_price].

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L540 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo L540 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the L540 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo L540 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the L540 have between one and eight battery cells.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo L540 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2651661_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. 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.

Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the L540, the Lenovo L540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX303LA[plb_2562286_price].

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the L540 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo L540 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L540

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the L540 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15 inches, the Lenovo L540 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the L540.

Other 15" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo L540[plb_1622998_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 450[plb_1623570_price] (15.6"), or the Lenovo L540[plb_2564470_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo L540 has a relatively average weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the L540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo L540[plb_1622998_price] which is cheaper.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Probook 650[pl_1584506_price] (2.5kg), or the H5E70ET[pl_1564690_price] (2.5kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo L540 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the L540.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_1546219_price] both from DELL or the Acer Aspire V5-122P[plb_1569271_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Probook 450[pl_1623570_price] (750GB), or the ProBook 450[pl_2350779_price] (750GB) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2700637_price] (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L540 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the L540.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], and the Latitude E5530[pl_1412904_price] both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the C55[pl_2041785_price] (6GB), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2843987_price] (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G500[plb_2007389_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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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
Silencieux
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
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28 November 2014

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