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DELL Latitude 3540
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DELL Latitude 3540 2 Core Intel Core I3 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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4 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Front Camera

The Latitude 3540 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 3540 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 3540 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs 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.

If the storage medium of this DELL laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 3540 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Latitude 3540 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 3540 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Latitude 3540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Latitude 3540 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 3540

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The DELL Latitude 3540 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 3540.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The DELL Latitude 3540 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 3540 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude 3540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Latitude 3540 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Latitude 3540 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 3540.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (6GB).

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Specification

Design
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Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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