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Lenovo ThinkPad E540

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

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E540 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ThinkPad E540 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.7.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E540 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs built by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E540.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E540 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C is also worth considering.

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E540 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst similar types of portable PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E540.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E540 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E540 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E540 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of between 8GB and 1TB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E540

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad E540 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Precision M3800 (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad E540 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad E540 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire E5-521 (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E540.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E540 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP 17-f226nz.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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 Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
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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
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 FDI Technology
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 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 Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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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)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74702, lenovo i74702m, lenovo i74702mq
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