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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of laptops of a similar spec and age to the E540 is 2 and the newest is 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the E540.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the E540. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the E540 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this Lenovo notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo E540's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E540.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2979877_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated), or the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E540 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E540, the Lenovo E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E540, the Lenovo E540 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency 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 maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of this spec and age have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 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 one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed, the Lenovo E540's maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E540 range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the E540. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E540 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540, the Lenovo E540 does 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 laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540.

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Thick

With a height of 26.6 millimeters, the Lenovo E540 is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E540 the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

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

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include 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 relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
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 Base Frequency
On-Board 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
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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)
Idle States
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
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers intel i54200, intel i54200m, intel 20c6s01q00
Barcodes 00888772537883

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