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DELL Latitude 3540
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DELL Latitude 3540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2015
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Four SATA Connectors

The DELL Latitude 3540 is a four SATA connector portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the Latitude 3540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 950MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 3540 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 comparable age and type to it. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs of this type and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Latitude 3540 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Latitude 3540 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of this type and age have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 3540, the Latitude 3540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 3540, the DELL Latitude 3540 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL Latitude 3540 has one of the highest speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 3540 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Latitude 3540 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 3540. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 3540 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 3540 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 3540 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 3540.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 3540 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 3540 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 3540.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] (1.9GHz and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The DELL Latitude 3540 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Latitude 3540. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Latitude 3540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Latitude 3540 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the DELL Latitude 3540 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 3540 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 3540. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 3540 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 3540 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Latitude 3540 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 3540.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 3540 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Latitude 3540 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 3540.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude 3540 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Latitude 3540 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 3540 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 3540 is 8GB and the biggest is 1TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 3540

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Latitude 3540 over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 3540 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 3540.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

The DELL Latitude 3540 has a relatively average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 3540.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2319230_price] (2.2kg).

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Specification

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Display
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SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
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Ethernet LAN Ports
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VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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SATA III Connector
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Manual
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Intel Visual Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54210, dell i54200u, dell i54210u
Barcodes 05397063562794, 05397063679829

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
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