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DELL Latitude E6540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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Dell Latitude E6540 Quick Review
Dell Latitude E6540 : Review
Test et présentation du DELL Latitude E6540, PC portable PRO.
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18 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this DELL laptop. The editor of Notebook-center.ru concluded that this portable PC performed well and gave it a "Performance Award" and it received a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Laptopmag.com, notebookcheck.net and notebookcheck.biz the average expert rating of this portable PC is 81%.

Robust

Some DELL Latitude E6540 owners thought it was well made. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Versatile business laptop, with clock-punching reliability and solid performance thanks to the latest Intel processor”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com gave this laptop a score of 80 out of 100 and said also three years ago “The Dell Latitude E6540 is built to soldier through the bumps” in their DELL Latitude E6540 review. Itreviews.com mentioned on expert review site IT Reviews.com also three years ago “Versatile, with clock-punching reliability and solid performance”.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “If you want a comfortable, expandable machine to take the place of a desktop” in their review.

Good Battery Life

One customer concluded that it had a good battery life. Laptopmag.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their DELL Latitude E6540 review “Dell's 15-inch Latitude 6540 offers solid performance, long battery life and a suite of security options in a sturdy chassis”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude E6540 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Latitude E6540 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL Latitude E6540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude E6540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude E6540.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Latitude E6540 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The smallest internal memory of laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude E6540 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire V5-572G, or the DELL Inspiron 15 which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Latitude E6540 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the XPS 13, and the XPS 13 both from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Latitude E6540 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V5-572G.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Latitude E6540 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Latitude E6540 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The total storage capacity of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If this DELL laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB), or the Acer Aspire S3 (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Latitude E6540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude E6540 which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 17R which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude E6540 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Latitude E6540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the Asus VivoBook S200, or the DELL XPS 13 which also has a higher rating.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL Latitude E6540 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Thick

The average height of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Latitude E6540 is 27mm. At 33.4 millimeters, the Latitude E6540 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude E6540.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude E6540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude E6540 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer Aspire V5-572G which has better reviews.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The Latitude E6540 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V5-572G.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Latitude E6540 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.5kg), or the Lenovo T420 (£229.90) (2.2kg) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial 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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00744881668804, 05397063680641

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