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Lenovo Thinkpad E540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 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. Comments about the battery and keyboard are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the touchpad. The resolution and sound get less positive reviews.

performance, usability, price, keyboard, battery

screen, size, portability, sound, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 48 reviews)

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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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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

Bloatware

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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

Bloatware

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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

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Lenovo Customer Support Is Horrid

 

Every single time I deal with Lenovo support it takes multiple weeks for an issue to be resolved and anywhere from 5-15 phone calls.

Great hardware specs, Lenovo normally uses high quality parts

Tired of dealing with Lenovo customer support over multiple issues. Some background on myself: I have a degree in Computer Engineering, work in sales/repair/service in a small rural town, and have been building computers for over 25 years. I try to...

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Fantastic

 

Tis laptop is fast, and it runs very smoothly

upgrading to windows 8 was a hassle

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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