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Lenovo ThinkPad E540

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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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23 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 is 2.1, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 290MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkPad E540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 950MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this spec and age ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ThinkPad E540 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this spec and age is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the ThinkPad 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 2.9GHz. At 3.1 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E540 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ThinkPad 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

The ThinkPad E540 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E540 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Thick

With a height of 26.6 millimeters, the ThinkPad E540 is one of the thicker similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the heights 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 commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad E540.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB), or the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54200, lenovo 20c6003, lenovo i54200m, lenovo 20c6003t, lenovo 20c6003tu, lenovo 20c6003tuk
Barcodes 00888228188331

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