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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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10 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The ThinkPad Edge E540 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. This Lenovo portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC compared to most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad Edge E540 which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor cores portable PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad Edge E540. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad Edge E540 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad Edge E540. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Fast DVD-RW Write Speed

With a DVD-RW write speed of 8 CD-speeds, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a very fast DVD-RW write speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540. The DVD-RW write speeds of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad Edge E540 range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-RW write speed is 6x.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad Edge E540 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the ThinkPad Edge E540's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of this age and type is 240g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad Edge E540 range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad Edge E540 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad Edge E540 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The ThinkPad Edge E540 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor cores laptop was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ThinkPad Edge E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

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Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly average battery life (max) (6.2 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
DVD-RW Write Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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 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)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 4000, lenovo 4000m, lenovo 20c600, lenovo 20c600a, lenovo 20c600aa, lenovo 20c600aau, lenovo 20c600aaus
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