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Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Lenovo ThinkPad E540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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20 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 is 18GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including a cheaper portable PC such as the Toshiba A50 or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Lenovo Z500.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 17 5000 (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5749 (17.3") both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 ($1,350.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the E540, or the ThinkPad E540 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the ThinkPad E540 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 ($1,350.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the ThinkPad E540, or the E540 both from Lenovo.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Front Side Bus

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 have processor front side bus of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,500MHz. At 1,600 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast processor front side bus compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E540 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type 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.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper laptop such as the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the Lenovo Z500.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940 (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540 range from 2.5h to 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6 hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50 (6.5h and cheaper), or the Lenovo L540 (7h and cheaper).

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 is 2kg. The ThinkPad E540 is one of the heavier medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 (2.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba A50 (2.6kg and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 ($1,350.00), or the HP EliteBook 840 is also worth considering.

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC that has been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 11mm thick and the thickest is 74mm. At 26.6 millimeters, the ThinkPad E540 is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo L540 (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ThinkPad E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Toshiba A50 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB), the HP ENVY 15 (750GB), or the Toshiba Satellite E45-B (750GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E540.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba A50 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c6, lenovo 20c6s01e00
Barcodes 00888228191416, 00888631819693
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