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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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15 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all laptops manufactured by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a maximum display resolution of 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 in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable 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 this type and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast processor clock speed 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.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price] (2.9GHz).

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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 more than two years. This Lenovo notebook 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 laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. 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.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540, the ThinkPad E540 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 laptop.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-771[plb_2869536_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s[plb_1610743_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average battery life (7.4 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c600, lenovo 20c600b, lenovo 20c600bv, lenovo 20c600bva, lenovo 20c600bvau
Barcodes 00888772657901

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