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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 Jan 2014
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This portable 15.6" workstation is the thinnest and lightest in its class, yet sacrifices nothing in terms of speed, power, and durability. Graphics-intensive, ISV-certified applications with... More
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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo W540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the ZBook 17[pl_2593774_price], or the ZBook 17[pl_2193663_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra W50[plb_2053079_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo W540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W540.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo W540 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the ZBook 17[pl_2593774_price], or the ZBook 17[pl_2193663_price] both from HP or the Lenovo W540[plb_2133943_price] is also worth considering.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between two and eight battery cells, however the Lenovo W540 has nine battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger battery capacities (9,210 milliamperes * hour) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540 the battery capacities range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,600mAh.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has one of the biggest battery capacities (99.9 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the W540 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable 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 have been on the market for more than two years.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo W540 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W540 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the W540.

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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 a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W540.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of laptop.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo W540 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo W540 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

With a width of only 376 millimeters, the Lenovo W540 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 240mm to 430mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the W540 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo W540 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540, the Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540 range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W540 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. The Lenovo W540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W540.

Other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the MSI GE60[plb_1491970_price], or the HP ZBook 17[plb_1606856_price].

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GE60[plb_2305231_price] (2.5GHz), the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2399699_price] (2.5GHz), or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499441_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GE60[plb_1491970_price].

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Celsius H730[pl_2212790_price] (16GB and cheaper), the Celsius H730[pl_2399699_price] (16GB and cheaper), or the Celsius H730[pl_2698783_price] (16GB and cheaper) all from Fujitsu.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 15[plb_1413060_price], or the MSI GE60[plb_1491970_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the ZBook 17[pl_2499441_price] (17.3"), or the ZBook 17[pl_2689135_price] (17.3") both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W540.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15[plb_1413060_price] (2.6kg and cheaper), or the MSI GE60[plb_1491970_price] (2.4kg and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 17[pl_1606856_price], or the ZBook 17[pl_2050883_price] both from HP.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the MSI GE60[plb_2305231_price] (1TB), or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2689135_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Celsius H730[pl_2212790_price] (9h and cheaper), or the Celsius H730[pl_2698783_price] (9h and cheaper) both from Fujitsu.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the MSI GE60[plb_1491970_price], and the HP ZBook 17[plb_2050883_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2212790_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
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Networking
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Keyboard
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Keyboard Backlit
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Windows Keys
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Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
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)
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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