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Lenovo E540 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 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

15 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 of a similar age and type to the E540. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB.

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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 comparable age to the E540. This Lenovo laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced 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 notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Lenovo E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E540.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the E540.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the E540 that we have assessed, the Lenovo E540's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 of this age and type.

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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 portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E540 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo E540 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E540.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the E540 is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E540.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and spec.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to 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 portable PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a quite small hard drive capacity 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E540.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E540 has a fairly average screen size (15 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the E540.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo E540 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the E540.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also 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 standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E540.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo E540 has a relatively typical battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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Storage
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Card Reader Integrated
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Display
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Touchscreen
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Graphics
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c6, lenovo 20c6s01e00
Barcodes 00887942965952, 00888228192635, 00888228194370, 00888228194950, 00888228195612, 00888631819693, 08882281943700, 08882281949504, 08882281956120
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