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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Lenovo ThinkPad E540 Unboxing and quick review 1/2
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Unboxing of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
Lenovo e540 Overview and review

11 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo E540 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E540 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this notebook PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540 is 2.7GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Lenovo E540 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this spec and age is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Lenovo E540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, 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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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the E540 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Lenovo E540 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the E540.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo E540 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the E540 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the E540 over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly standard processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E540.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo E540 has a pretty average battery life (max) (6.2 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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 20c6, lenovo 20c6s01e00
Barcodes 00888631819693, 00889233737033

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