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Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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21 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad W541 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W541 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP905S3G.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W541 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad W541 has a better storage medium than most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Lenovo laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the NP905S3G, or the NP905S3G both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h. At 11.1 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (13h and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W541 is 77Wh. With a battery capacity of 99.9 watt-hours, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The ThinkPad W541 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 range from 4GB to 32GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Nine Battery Cells

The ThinkPad W541 has more battery cells than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 only have between two and eight battery cells, however this Lenovo notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 only have one USB 2.0 port, however the ThinkPad W541 has two USB 2.0 ports.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad W541 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541 is 750GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e ($239.49) (500GB), or the DELL Precision M4800 (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP Pro ($759.95) which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average speaker power of laptops of this age and spec is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 5W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad W541 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad W541 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G710 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p232999, lenovo p232999p
Barcodes 00889233140840
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