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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Model
V540401IN8SMB

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2467M)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

Bluetooth
3.0 + HS
Model
V540302IN8

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2467M)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

Bluetooth
3.0 + HS
Model
Late 2012

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

Bluetooth
3.0 + HS
Model
40002sLV

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2467M)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
1500sLV

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.3 GHz
System RAM
8 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3) (3317U)
Processor speed
2.3 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
9001sLV

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (2637M)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
2501sLV

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.3 GHz
System RAM
8 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (3517U)
Processor speed
2.3 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
1000sLV

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.3 GHz
System RAM
8 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
2.3 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
7000sLV

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2467M)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
Developer Edition

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Linux
Processor speed
3 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to6 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Linux (Ubuntu)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (3517U)
Processor speed
3 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA)
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

System

Chipset
Intel (QS67)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to6 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer (47 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no