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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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12 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The ThinkPad E540 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC compared to most of the laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2799483_price] (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and type.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Weight

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 7.4 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Product Type
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
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
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
Fingerprint Reader
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 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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