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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 Aug 2014
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Brand

Based on 5,743 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540 also have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the W540, the W540, or the ThinkPad W540 all from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo W540 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the W540, the W540, or the ThinkPad W540 all from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo W540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 11.1 hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540. The average battery life of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540 is 35h, and the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo W540 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 2,700Wh. The Lenovo W540 has a fairly big battery capacity (99.9 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the W540.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly big battery capacity (9,210 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the W540. The battery capacities of laptops of this type and age range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,000mAh.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540 only have between two and eight battery cells, however the Lenovo W540 has nine battery cells.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar type and 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 also be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 15 (SSD), or the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the W540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo W540 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the W540.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI WT72 2OM (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo W540 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 15 (16GB and cheaper), or the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (16GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the W540.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 17 ($1,685.71) (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the W540.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo W540 (2.7kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the W540.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the ZBook 15 (512GB), or the ZBook 17 ($1,685.71) (1TB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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HD Type
Graphics
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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
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Camera
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Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
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DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
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Integrated TV Tuner
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Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bg001, lenovo 20bg001b, lenovo 20bg001bu, lenovo 20bg001buk
Barcodes 00012300268950, 00888228686875, 00888228686943, 08882286869432
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