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Lenovo Thinkpad E540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad E540. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and keyboard. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and portability.

performance, usability, price, keyboard, design

screen, size, sound, portability, touchpad

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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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad E540


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

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Bennett Ring (

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...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Tommy T (

Fast, upgradeable, linux-compatible, though not perfect laptop


This is a reasonably-priced, linux-compatible, fast, upgradeable laptop. It's also weakly-supported, Chinese-made, and probably only somewhat above average in build quality. SO if you buy one, plan to run it hard for the first week or two and exercise...

I ordered this system because it has a Core i7 processor, upgradeable RAM, and was listed as "Ubuntu Certified" and "Red Hat Certified" (though that doesn't necessarily say much; see Cons below) ; The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 7...

There's an annoying BIOS bug that keeps the machine from suspending under any linux operating system. I have an open ticket with Lenovo about that. The workaround is to TURN OFF USB3.0 in the BIOS. (The USB ports still work, but only as USB2.0.) ; The...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



Previous reviewers were not happy it had WIN-7. WOW, who wants WIN-8????? It is absolutely the worst OS since WIN-ME.

Has Windows 7 not the dreaded Windows 8


Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

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...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Don (

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...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Jeff City (

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

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: PW (

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

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

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


Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

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


Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

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...

Oct, 2014

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