So, the question is this: is it safe for me to presume that most any thread discussing the W540 is relevant to the W541? I did a search for topic titles with W541 and there's only a small number while the W540 obviously got the lion's share of content and the W541 was a minor upgrade to address the Trackpad buttons people wanted returned.
Thanks for any input, really hoping this machine turns out to be a good purchase and for the $200 asking price - don't ask, the guy just decided to go Apple and get a MacBook Pro, I have no idea why - so I fully intend to get this W541 if he shows up to sell it.
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The owner got called out of town so he may not be back till Thursday, I asked him the same question and some others for more specific details but I'd really love to know which brand/model of SSD Lenovo chose to put in the W541 at the factory. I got the actual FRU from the current owner which is 20EF000LUS so w00t for the 2880x1620 IPS display panel, it doesn't have the Pantone Colorimeter however, never used a properly calibrated display so it'd be interesting to see things "correctly" for a change, might try and find someone in my area to help me do that.
Thanks for any info...
It's got what's labeled as an Opal SSD in it but the CrystalDiskInfo shows it as a Samsung drive which I knew when I pulled it to check the label on it. Pretty low usage in terms of read/write wear (just under 3TB for both), and a fairly high number of powered on hours and power on counts so I'm guessing it was literally plugged in somewhere for ~101 days and it just kept going to sleep mode, works for me.
So far so good, quite pleased with the performance.
For $250, I think I got a fantastically good deal. Wish it had 16GB of RAM because the single stick of 8 cuts the memory bandwidth in half, literally, and for some stuff I'll be doing that's gonna hurt performance. Currently looking for good prices on 4x8GB to max it out but again so far so good. Images might appear a bit blurry 'cause I have it set for 1920x1080 operation; the 2880x1620 native resolution is just going to take some time to get used to with Windows 7 and the rather poor OS scaling but I won't ever use 8/8.1 and absolutely never will I use Windows 10.
/me is a happy camper.
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