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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Lenovo e540 Overview and review

21 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E540 that we have checked the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Lenovo E540's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E540 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this age and spec. Most of the portable PCs of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the Lenovo E540's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo E540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E540.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo E540 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the E540.

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the E540 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the E540.

There are a number of alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price].

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that came out around the same time as the E540 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo E540 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. The best processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the E540 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Lenovo E540 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E540. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 is 19GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E540 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo E540 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo E540 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo E540 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the E540. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the E540 is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the E540 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC that came out more than a year ago is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm. The Lenovo E540 is fairly thick (26.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E540.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E540 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E540.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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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
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
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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 TSX-NI
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)
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Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Power Cord Included
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Energy Star Certified
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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 i54200, lenovo 20c6003, lenovo i54200m, lenovo 20c6003t, lenovo 20c6003tu, lenovo 20c6003tuk
Barcodes 00888228188331, 00888631824499

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