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DELL Latitude E5540

DELL Latitude E5540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB May 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Latitude E5540 has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude E5540. This notebook PC is a four SATA connector notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude E5540 which only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Latitude E5540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude E5540. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude E5540 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude E5540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude E5540 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude E5540 is 11" and the biggest is 18". The Latitude E5540 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude E5540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude E5540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Latitude E5540 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude E5540 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Latitude E5540 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Latitude E5540. The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this age and spec is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude E5540 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Latitude E5540 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude E5540 have between two and eight battery cells, including the DELL Latitude E5540 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 65 watt-hours, the DELL Latitude E5540 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude E5540. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that were released one year ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Latitude E5540 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude E5540 is 290MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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

At only 1.9 gigahertz, the Latitude E5540 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude E5540 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Latitude E5540 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude E5540 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Latitude E5540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude E5540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude E5540 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude E5540.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Thick

The DELL Latitude E5540 is one of the thicker laptops of this type and age (29.7 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude E5540 range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude E5540

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Latitude E5540 over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Latitude E5540 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. This laptop has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Latitude E5540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Latitude E5540.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Latitude E5540 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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Processor Series
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Processor Special Features
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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