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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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13 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad Edge E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad Edge E540 which only have between 1 and 15 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 the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad Edge E540. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad Edge E540 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad Edge E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad Edge E540, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad Edge E540, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a front camera.

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Very Fast DVD-RW Write Speed

With a DVD-RW write speed of 8 CD-speeds, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has one of the fastest DVD-RW write speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The DVD-RW write speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 6x to 8x.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad Edge E540 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The ThinkPad Edge E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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 notebook PC is too bad 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad Edge E540. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago 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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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (2.6GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly standard battery life (6.2 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Series
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
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Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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
Supported Instruction Set
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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
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Power
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Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 4000, lenovo 4000m, lenovo 20c600, lenovo 20c600a, lenovo 20c600aa, lenovo 20c600aau, lenovo 20c600aaus
Barcodes 00888772019617, 00888772019686, 00888772019761, 00888772272302, 00888772655846, 00888772655884, 00888772656775, 00888772656799, 00888772657444, 00888772657451, 00888772658137, 08887720196174, 08887720196860, 08887720197614, 08887722723026, 08887726558464, 08887726574440

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