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Lenovo ThinkPad E540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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23 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The ThinkPad E540 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop compared to most of the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540's PCI Express slots version of 3 is one of the newest. The average PCI Express slots version of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 2.1, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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 have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

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

At 1,150 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Lenovo B590[plb_2714638_price] which has better reviews.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ThinkPad E540 has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad E540 is 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 actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E540 have maximum internal memorys of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.1 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops of this age and type range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540. Laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad E540 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E540 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad E540 over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
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
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54200, lenovo 20c6003, lenovo i54200m, lenovo 20c6003t, lenovo 20c6003tu, lenovo 20c6003tuk

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