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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the ThinkPad E540 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 950MHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,100 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540.

Alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to look at include the 17-f226nz[pl_2369287_price], or the ENVY 17[pl_2351338_price] both from HP which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs of this age and type is 15".

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC 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 available for around the same time as it.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad E540 is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540. The average display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 is 270 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2373206_price] (2.5kg).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 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.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad 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 E540.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 6 hours, the ThinkPad E540 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
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
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c6, lenovo 20c6s01e00
Barcodes 00888228191416, 00888631819693

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