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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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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.
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).
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).
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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