When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years, the DELL Latitude E6540's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. The oldest PCI Express slot version of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2 and the newest is 3.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Latitude E6540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude E6540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL Latitude E6540 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the Latitude E6540 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Latitude E6540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
Based on 4,137 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Latitude E6540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz. The Latitude E6540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Latitude E6540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude E6540.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL Latitude E6540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude E6540.
Quite Long Battery Life
The Latitude E6540 has a quite long battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude E6540. The shortest battery life of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2h and the longest is 4,700h.
If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h) which also has a higher rating.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the Latitude E6540 has a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Latitude E6540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude E6540 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3,300GHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Latitude E6540 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The Latitude E6540 has a fairly big battery capacity (65 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The battery capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The Latitude E6540 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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.
Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 540GB. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of the Latitude E6540 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude E6540.
Only Eight Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Latitude E6540 is a eight solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Latitude E6540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude E6540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.
The heights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1.8mm to 300mm, and the average height is 28mm. At 33.4 millimeters, the Latitude E6540 is quite thick compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude E6540.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude E6540 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Latitude E6540 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
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With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Latitude E6540 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Average Internal Memory
The Latitude E6540 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude E6540.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
0.179 x 0.179
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Dell E-Value Code
Windows 7 Professional
McAfee Security Center
Dell Webcam Central software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 36
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video