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Lenovo W540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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4th generation Intel Core processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly, move... More
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable 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 similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 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 have been around for a comparable time to the W540. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the W540 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs produced by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the W540 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W540.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the W540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. In addition, this 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the W540.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo W540 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540 also have a front camera.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo W540 has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable 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 in fact the best storage medium across all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W540 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W540 that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the Lenovo W540's battery capacity of 9,210 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W540 is 45mAh and the biggest is 9,300mAh.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, 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 Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W540.

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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 typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo W540's maximum turbo frequency is one of the fastest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo W540 has more processor threads than most of the laptops of a similar type and age to the W540. This portable PC is a eight processor thread notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W540 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the W540, the processor cache of the Lenovo W540 of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W540 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the W540 range from 240mm to 430mm. With a width of only 376 millimeters, the Lenovo W540 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo W540 has a quite small total storage capacity 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo W540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly small screen size (only 15.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W540. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 16".

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W540

Released Over Three Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo W540 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo W540 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Front Side Bus
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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 Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
Other Features
Intel Visual 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)

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Product Identifiers

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