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Lenovo ThinkPad E540 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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16 Reasons For

Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E540 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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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 were released around the same time as it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this age and type have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. The ThinkPad E540 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E540. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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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 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 Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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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
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USB 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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)
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
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

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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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