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Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Lenovo ThinkPad W541 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad W541 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 840MHz to 1,400MHz. The ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W541.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 2.7, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad W541 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W541. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 380MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad W541 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 in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this age and type.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (2.9GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W541 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 released around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad W541 has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The ThinkPad W541 has a fairly long battery life (11.1 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541 have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 5,200h.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T540 (13h), or the ThinkPad T540 (13h) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 is 22Wh, the biggest is 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. The ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger battery capacities (99.9 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Nine Battery Cells

The ThinkPad W541 has more battery cells than most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago which only have between two and eight battery cells.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W541 range from 4GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W541.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541. The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W541.

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

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Narrow

The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this type and age (only 376.6 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. The widths of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Travelmate TMB116-M (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W541 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W541 range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W541.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W541

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W541 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W541.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W541 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the DELL Precision M6800 (17.3" and higher rated).

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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 that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
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
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
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 00889233139066, 00889233141052
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