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Lenovo ThinkPad E540

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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,100 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 is 970MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including a cheaper portable PC such as the Lenovo G50 or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the Lenovo Z500.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 17 5000 (17.3"), the Inspiron 17 5749 (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3") all 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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E540.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 ($1,350.00) which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the ThinkPad E540, or the E540 both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540, the ThinkPad E540 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 ($1,350.00).

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the ThinkPad E540, or the E540 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the ThinkPad E540 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540. The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 6.2GB.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Tecra A50, or the Tecra Z40 both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (8GB and cheaper), or the HP ProBook 450 G2 ($934.44) (8GB and cheaper).

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Heavy

Notebook PCs of this age and type have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50 (2.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 ($1,350.00), or the HP EliteBook 840 ($669.80) which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ThinkPad E540 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E540. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 is 8GB and the biggest is 1TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Thick

The heights of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540 range from 11mm to 74mm, and the average height is 24mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is one of the thicker comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 (26.6 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ThinkPad E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X240, or the Toshiba A50.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 450 (750GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

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