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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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22 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 2 and the newest is 3. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ThinkPad E540 of 1,150 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews 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 reviews 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 common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-573 (2.7GHz).

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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 have been on the market for around the same time as it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad 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 more than a year ago. The worst processor family of all laptops of this age and type is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo 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 more than a year. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£389.00) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) 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. 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 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E540 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E540 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 is 2kg. The ThinkPad E540 is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 (2.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkPad E540 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The ThinkPad E540 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 (26.6 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB), or the X250 (£1,075.00) (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Series
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PCI Express Configuration
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Internal Memory
Memory
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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
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Camera
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel TSX-NI
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Intel Smart Cache
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AC Adapter Included
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Manual
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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
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