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Lenovo E540 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Lenovo e540 Overview and review

8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the E540.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E540 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB. The Lenovo E540 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo E540 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the E540 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E540 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the ZBook 17 G2 (17.3"), or the Zbook 17 (17.3") both from HP.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the E540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E540 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the E540.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 17 (750GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo E540 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the E540.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 (8GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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