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Lenovo ThinkPad E540

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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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19 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most of the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this Lenovo portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad E540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E540 is 2.2GHz. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E540 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540. Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E540 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast processor front side bus compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540. Portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 have processor front side bus of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad E540 which has six battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market 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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Heavy

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is one of the heavier laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 (2.5 kilograms) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad 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

The ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The ThinkPad E540 is one of the thicker laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540 (26.6 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The heights of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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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 portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ThinkPad E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 455 (£213.29).

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E540.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus X555LA (£444.00) (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50-80 (£295.00) (6.2h).

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Specification

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Camera
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3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
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USB 2.0 Port
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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
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c6, lenovo 20c6s01e00
Barcodes 00888228191416, 00888631819693

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