Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad Edge E540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the ThinkPad Edge E540 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
Medium processor core laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ThinkPad Edge E540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Has a Front Camera
The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad Edge E540 also have a front camera.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad Edge E540 is 5,800 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The ThinkPad Edge E540 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
10 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB.
Very Small Battery Capacity
Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. At only 48 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.
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The lightest medium processor core portable PC that has been around for more than two years is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad Edge E540 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1,024 megabyte, the ThinkPad Edge E540 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ThinkPad Edge E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that are a comparable age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540
Released Over Two Years Ago
Lenovo released the ThinkPad Edge E540 over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Average Screen Size
The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad Edge E540.
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Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The ThinkPad Edge E540 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.
Average Battery Life
At 6.2 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad Edge E540.
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video