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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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20 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W540.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo W540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 actually the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo W540 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the W540.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the W540 is 6.9h. The Lenovo W540 has one of the longer battery lifes (11.1 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo W540 has one of the bigger battery capacities (9,210 milliamperes * hour) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 4,600mAh.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh. At 99.9 watt-hours, the Lenovo W540 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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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 frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W540 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the W540.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540 is 20GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo W540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.7 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops that were launched around the same time as the W540 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W540 has more battery cells than most of the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the portable PCs that are a similar age to the W540 which only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W540 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo W540 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of this type and age is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo W540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo W540's total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 laptops of this type and age, the Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the W540. The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W540 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 16". The Lenovo W540 has a quite small screen size (only 15.5 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo W540 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the W540.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W540.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the W540.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
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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
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Wi-Fi Standards
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Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Processor Code
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
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Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74800, lenovo i74800m, lenovo 20bg0013, lenovo i74800mq, lenovo 20bg0013u, lenovo 20bg0013us
Barcodes 00888228686936, 08882286869364
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