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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB May 2015
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Lenovo e540 Overview and review

19 Reasons For

Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The average PCI Express slots version of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540 is 2.1, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E540, the PCI Express slots version of the Lenovo E540 of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the E540 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Lenovo E540's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo E540 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the E540. This laptop is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop compared to most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540 which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo E540 of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E540. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E540 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,876 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other brands.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. The slowest processor frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the E540 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo E540 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the E540 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540, the Lenovo E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Lenovo E540 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo E540 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E540 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the E540 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo E540 which has six number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year 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 typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Heavy

The Lenovo E540 is quite heavy (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the E540. The lightest notebook PC of a similar age and spec to the E540 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the E540, the Lenovo E540 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the E540. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the E540 is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the E540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the E540.

If this Lenovo portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Bluetooth Version
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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
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 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
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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
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Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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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