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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Optimized for Windows 8, this 15.6" small business laptop features improved graphics support, enhanced multimedia, and robust security. Plus, Lenovo OneLink technology simplifies connectivity and... More
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15 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the E540. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E540. This Lenovo laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Lenovo E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E540.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the E540 that we have assessed, the Lenovo E540's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E540 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo E540 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E540.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the E540 is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the E540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E540 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the E540.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E540.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly average screen size (15 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the E540.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the E540.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 650 (£445.00) (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo E540 has a relatively typical battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c6, lenovo 20c6s01e00
Barcodes 00887942965952, 00888228192635, 00888228194370, 00888228194950, 00888228195612, 00888631819693, 08882281943700, 08882281949504, 08882281956120

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