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Lenovo ThinkPad E540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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15 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all laptops manufactured by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8470p (2.9GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E540 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop 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 amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age 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.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540, the ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-771 (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average battery life (7.4 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c600, lenovo 20c600b, lenovo 20c600bv, lenovo 20c600bva, lenovo 20c600bvau
Barcodes 00888772657901
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