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Lenovo Thinkpad E540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad E540. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the resolution and portability. There are some mixed opinions about the touchpad.

performance, usability, price, keyboard, battery

screen, sound, size, portability, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad E540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo Thinkpad E540 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on

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Lenovo ThinkPad E540


This heavyweight foregoes mobility, allowing the use of high-end hardware at a very nice price.

Blazing-fast CPU paired with GT740M GPU ; Reasonable price

Sub-HD resolution display ; Some testing issues

If you don't mind lugging this 2.44kg brute around with you, the E540 delivers a powerful package at a very competitive price. Unfortunately it's pipped at the post by the more affordable Gigabyte U24Ti5, although the E540 is the quicker of the two...

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Warning about Finger Print Scanner!!!


Warning about Finger Print Scanner ; If you buying this notebook and you want to use the finger print scanner to login; Don't buy it, it does not work on windows 7. It may work on windows 8, but I did not tested on win8 ; Every thing else is good, but...


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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Intel Core i5 4200M 2.5GHz 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 15.6


Even though it is Wireless N, it does run at 300 Mbps rather than the standard 150. My wife and kids have Lenovo E530's, this E540, is a bit thinner and lighter, easy to carry around. Lenovo quality is the best. My wifes screen cracked after the laptop...

Excellent Value and quality for the Money ; Hard Disk is 6Gbs 7200 RPM single platter and 32MB cache at a thin 7mm so you are getting a very nice drive in a well priced system ; 4GB Mem, while that may not sound great, systems sold with 6MB seem like a...

Would have been better with a wireless AC board rather than the wireless N. It has a N7260 Wireless N board and my system has lately been randomly dropping the connection speed down to 5 Mbs until I disable then re-enable the adapter. This has occurred...

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Business Notebook


Came in double packaging.

Well designed, nice exterior finish, stable construction, good keyboard, good touchpad and pointing device everything as advertized. Comes with Office 2013 pre-installed. Good deal

Sound input/output combined in 1 connector. Lots of Lenovo bloatware

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ThinkPad E540 (20C6008SUS)


Get a USB mouse.

Good Laptop, Good Price

Touch pad for mouse is not efficient, one of the worst I have experienced

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Update on review


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 mail the laptop, and I got it back within 2 days! Laptops...

Fast processor, good overall design


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ThinkPad E540 (20C6008SUS)


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 mail the laptop, and I got it back within 2 days! Laptops...

Fast processor, good overall design


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Good Laptop


I went with my gut on this; was happy with my previous Lenovo - it lasted 6-7 years and died due to an accident, not because of any problems. This model had the basic things I wanted at the right price point. It feels much more durable than similar...

My old Thinkpad T61 died, and I needed to replace it. I didn't have a lot of money; didn't want to spend more than $600. I looked at Toshiba and HP laptops in stores locally in this price range, but they seemed really cheap and plasticky. I reviewed...

The touchpad thing is a little weird. I used to be able to use mouse gestures in my browser to go back - hold down right mouse button, click left. You can't do that with this. It's basically one large button. It takes a little getting used to, and I'm...

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Broken key


Just received two of these in the mail. All looks good except one has a detached key on the number pad. Upon closer examination, the little latches in the key are broken. Not happy with this, as we need this laptops right away, now I probably will have...

Good looks

Key came detached

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Not Windows 8


Newegg has offered free return

Great Price, Specs, and Service

Windows 7 SP1 installed. Win 8 sticker on back with no product key. Windows 8 recovery media included but will not install onto computer


Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT710M / GEF GT740M / GEFORCE 705M / Geforce 710M / GeForce GT 740M / GeForce GT730M / HD GPU / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / Intel ® HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel® / ULi / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / HM87 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:3550M PENTIUM / I3-4000M / I3-4100M / I5-4200M / I5-4210M / I7-4702MQ / I7-4712MQ