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Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Fully equipped mobile workstation: powerful processor, sophisticated 3D graphics coupled with a high resolution display and solid battery life, moderate weight. This device is ideally suited for... More
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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 64GB.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

Similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst similar spec portable PCs 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad W541 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this spec and age. Most of the portable PCs of this age and type only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 range from 200MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 that we have checked, the processor clock speed of the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 also have a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W541 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W541 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 11.1 hours, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541 have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC 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 around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. The ThinkPad W541 has a very big battery capacity (99.9 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Nine Battery Cells

The ThinkPad W541 is a nine battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 range from 2GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W541 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz. At 3.8 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the biggest processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level across similar types of notebook PC.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m².

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Narrow

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 the widths range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 376.6 millimeters, the ThinkPad W541 is one of the narrower similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W541 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W541 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-431 (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W541 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 1W and the highest is 4W. At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 15.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W541 has a fairly average weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor 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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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 Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
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 TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p232999, lenovo p232999p
Barcodes 00889233137864, 00889233141540, 00889233144091, 00889233144268, 00889233146026, 00889233146897
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