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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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20 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540. Most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this laptop has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

Portable PCs of this age and spec have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.1. At 3, the ThinkPad E540 has a very new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 290MHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched 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 portable PCs of this type and age is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 3540 (2.7GHz) 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 that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E540 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a front camera.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 21GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.9GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E540 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

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Laptops that were released more than a year ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E540 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 is one of the heavier medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Lenovo notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus X551MAV.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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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
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
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
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Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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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 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant 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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 Input Voltage
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Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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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
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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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