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Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (15.6-Iinch, 2013) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (15.6-Iinch, 2013) Series. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the battery and keyboard are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the energy efficiency and image quality. Views about the touchpad and screen are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (15.6-Iinch, 2013) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (15.6-Iinch, 2013) Series from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

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

Aug, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (15.6-Iinch, 2013) Series


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (15.6-Iinch, 2013) Series from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the performance.


50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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 the added weight, the E540 is a potent mixture of capable hardware with a very attractive price.

Feb, 2014

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Lenovo Lemon


We have several Lenovo laptops, this one may be our last.

Good Specs for a Laptop plagued with problems

Shortly after setting up the laptop for our salesman, the wifi became intermittent. After warranty replacement of the wifi card, we go from dropped signal, to very low signal strength. Salesman ignores this until last week when unit will not turn on....

Oct, 2015

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Three severe hardware problems


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 17.16.0 .

Great screen, keyboard, touchpad (yes, the touchpad, despite what some others say about it), fast and cool processor, sleek looks, fast HDD. Good battery life (~4 hours)

1) The audio from the output jack really sucks. While loud enough it is very muddled. However, the audio from the speakers is moderately good ; 2) The HDMI output has failed to the point of constantly and reconnecting/reconnecting as if there is an...

May, 2015

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ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook i7 Processor


Great computer for an old guy like me who likes speed, accuracy, and a great computing experience. Probably not for those of you younger gamers, but a decent pc nonetheless

Probably not for gamers

Apr, 2015

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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

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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

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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...

Jan, 2015

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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...

Jan, 2015

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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

Dec, 2014

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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

Nov, 2014

Price comparison for Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (15.6-Iinch, 2013) Series

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ThinkPad E540 Intel Core i5-4200M,4GB,500GB ,15.6”...
4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200M SMB processor 4GB DDR3 Memory 500GB 7200RPM HDD
$310.00 TO SHOP
New Genuine DVD For Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 E550... $69.00 TO SHOP Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docking Station (0A33970)...
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo Thinkpad Ultra Dock With 170w AC Adapter (...
3x USB 3.0 Ports, 3x USB 2.0 Ports (One Port Supports 'Always On Charging').
$195.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo Genuine 9 Cell Extended Life Thinkpad Battery...
Brand Lenovo, Model 0A36303 / Genuine Lenovo product In the Factory Sealed Original Lenovo Retail Packaging.
$76.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo Lithium Ion ThinkPad Battery 68 + (...
Lenovo 0C52862 ThinkPad Battery 68+ (6 Cell) * LI-ON 6CELL 10.8V 68+ BATTERY FOR THINKPAD 6600 mAh...
$95.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo 6 Cell Battery ( 0a36311) used in B590, E430...
Lenovo 6 Cell , 62wh ThinkPad Battery 75+ 0A36311
$139.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo Thinkpad Battery 57+, 0C52863 6 Cell Lithium...
Lenovo 6 Cell Battery 57+ (0c52863 ) Compatible with T540p, T450p, W541, W540, L540, L440
$127.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo ThinkPad 230W Slim Tip AC Adapter (...
Lenovo ThinkPad Slim Tip 230W AC Adapter (lenovo p/n - 4x20e75111) for All Slim Tip Connection Models In...
$90.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo Onelink Plus dock (40a40090us) For Select...
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$71.00 TO SHOP

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