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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Optimized for Windows 8, this 15.6" small business laptop features improved graphics support, enhanced multimedia, and robust security. Plus, Lenovo OneLink technology simplifies connectivity and... More
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Lenovo e540 Overview and review

17 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the E540 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo E540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. At 3, the Lenovo E540 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E540.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the E540.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. The Lenovo E540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440p (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E540.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Laptops that came out around the same time as the E540 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Lenovo E540 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo E540 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec 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.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Lenovo E540 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E540.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E540 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Lenovo E540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the E540.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E540 has a relatively average screen size (15 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E540.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Probook 650 (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo E540 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel Secure Key
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Intel Smart Cache
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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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Product Identifiers

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