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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 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 ThinkPad E540 Unboxing and quick review 1/2
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Unboxing of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
Lenovo e540 Overview and review

18 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops of this spec and age have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the E540.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E540. This Lenovo laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E540 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Lenovo E540 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the E540 is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E540 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E540 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the E540. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the E540 range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E540. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo E540 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 62 watt-hours, the Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E540 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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 that were released around the same time as the E540 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 laptop.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo E540 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E540 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15 inches, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a relatively standard internal memory 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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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo E540 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the E540.

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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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