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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 2 and the newest is 3. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 400 megahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ThinkPad E540 of 1,150 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad E540 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-573 (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E540 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The worst processor family of all laptops of this age and type is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz. The ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad E540 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) 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. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E540 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E540 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Toshiba L75 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 is 2kg. The ThinkPad E540 is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 (2.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkPad E540 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540 range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The ThinkPad E540 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 (26.6 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad E540.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad W550 (508GB), or the X250 (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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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
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
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
Headphone Outputs
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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
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 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20c600, lenovo 20c600b, lenovo 20c600bv, lenovo 20c600bva, lenovo 20c600bvau
Barcodes 00888772657949
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