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Lenovo ThinkPad E540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.7.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs built by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (£279.00) is also worth considering.

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E540 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst similar types of portable PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of between 8GB and 1TB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad E540 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Precision M3800 (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad E540 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire E5-521 (£1,395.00) (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion 17.

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Internal Memory
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Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
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Hard Drive Installed
Display
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Camera
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Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
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Full-Size Keyboard
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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
Intel Insider
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74702, lenovo i74702m, lenovo i74702mq

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