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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Lenovo e540 Overview and review

17 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a comparable type and age to the E540 is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released one year ago, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Lenovo E540 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo E540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the E540.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the E540.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the E540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo E540 has one of the biggest maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540 is 19GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two 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 frequently found memory slot on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Heavy

The Lenovo E540 is one of the heavier laptops of this age and spec (2.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that came out around the same time as the E540 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo E540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops that are a similar age to the E540 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo E540 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Thick

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The Lenovo E540 is quite thick (26.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the E540.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80 (£321.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo E540 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo E540 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the E540.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the T450s (£982.61) (512GB), or the X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the B50-80 (£295.00) (6.2h), or the B50-80 (£491.12) (6.2h) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
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
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(21)
30 March 2014

The ThinkPad Edge E540 The advantages of the E540 with cheap configuration remained and we also liked the solid build quality , the quiet system noise and the good input devices of the reviewed...

12 February 2014

This heavyweight foregoes mobility, allowing the use of high-end hardware at a very nice price...

1 April 2014

Un bourreau de travail. Lenovo n'a fait que mettre à jour les composants internes de son ThinkPad Edge, l'esprit du concept abordable de la gamme prime toujours en son sein. Le constructeur offre... Read more…

20 February 2014

NB : la note est d'un peu moins de 3,5 / 5, mais suite un un problème d'affichage les demis ne s'affichent pas correctement. Nous travaillons actuellement à la résolution de ce bug. *******... Read more…

2 March 2015

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Long battery life during office tasks, high CPU performance, good input devices, good and sturdy build quality, bright, matte display, efficient cooling and quiet system noise
Windows 7 or 8, easy to maintain, big storage capacity
Blazingfast CPU paired with G 740M GPU
Reasonable price
Solid chassis and good build quality
12 months warranty, bluish, lowcontrast display, small RAM capacity, slightly unhandy due to weight and size
SubHD resolution display
Some testing issues
Display is just OK
Too dark
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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 14 August 2014 by KinDee D.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this computer to be a complement to my desktop. I didn't need a machine that could replace my desktop. This computer does what I need it to do. I can type letters, e-mail, check the... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2014 by Russell J.

I buy about 10 laptops a year for clients, friends and family. Lenovo is my "go to" brand. This Lenovo is with an insurance salesman (neighbor) and he loves it as do I. This is a new model... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by Ken M.
(Verified Purchase)

I do NOT like being forced to take this Intel Software. I will just throw it away. Problem is, it breaks the order into 2 orders. Could be a HUGE problem if laptop needed to be returned. At least... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by Raymond P.

All in all, I really like this laptop. I can put up with problems 1) and 2), but the WiFi disconnects are driving me out of my mind ! I still need to try out Intel's latest WiFi driver version... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2014 by Nathalia B.
(Verified Purchase)

This is an update to my previous review. Although it took a bit to hear back from the seller on fixing the broken key, once they reached out it was pretty fast. They sent a return box for me to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c6, lenovo 20c6s01e00
Barcodes 00888631819693, 00889233737033

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