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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60071BMProcessor: Intel Core i3 4000M, Intel Core i5 4200M, Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.46kg, 2.5kg
Price: 600, 899.00 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
performance: 68%, features: 66%, display: 75%, mobility: 71%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 85%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60041

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60041Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60041
Processor: Intel Core i3 4000M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.46kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

78% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60041 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Fade to gray. Lenovo's series E540 is designed for business users who are looking for an inexpensive and individually configurable 15.6-inch notebook. While certain mobility features take a back seat, the quality of the tried-and-true ThinkPad input devices is still a priority for Lenovo. The E540 is a pretty impressive notebook overall and its one obvious shortcoming seems almost unavoidable in this price class.
60% Lenovo ThinkPad E540
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
L’exemplaire que nous avons reçu pour cet essai a rencontré plusieurs problèmes avec notre le programme de test PCMark 8 Home. Malgré plusieurs réinstallations du système et l’utilisation de points de restauration, nous n’avons pu le faire fonctionner sans plantage. Les autres tests comme 3DMark Cloud Gate ont bien fonctionné pour atteindre un score de 5 597 points, l’un des plus élevés pour cette gamme de prix. L’autonomie de la batterie se veut très correcte pour un PC de cette puissance, avec 4 heures et 17 minutes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad E540
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
L’exemplaire que nous avons reçu pour cet essai a rencontré plusieurs problèmes avec notre le programme de test PCMark 8 Home. Malgré plusieurs réinstallations du système et l’utilisation de points de restauration, nous n’avons pu le faire fonctionner sans plantage. Les autres tests comme 3DMark Cloud Gate ont bien fonctionné pour atteindre un score de 5 597 points, l’un des plus élevés pour cette gamme de prix. L’autonomie de la batterie se veut très correcte pour un PC de cette puissance, avec 4 heures et 17 minutes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 20C6003AGE

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 20C6003AGENotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 20C6003AGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 899.00 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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82% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C6003AGE Notebook | Notebookcheck
Workhorse. Lenovo updated its devices with the latest hardware but did not change the concept of the cheap Edge series. The company offers many different models and our review will reveal whether the surcharge for the top model is justified.

Foreign Reviews

Biznesowy laptop w dobrej cenie?
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Robust case; very comfortable, precise touchpad; robust spill-resistant keyboard; keypad TrackPoint; relatively life; long battery life; relatively low price; number of configurations. Negative: Poor webcam; layout of the keyboard; poor quality of the display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2014
Biznesowy laptop w dobrej cenie?
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Robust case; very comfortable, precise touchpad; robust spill-resistant keyboard; keypad TrackPoint; relatively life; long battery life; relatively low price; number of configurations. Negative: Poor webcam; layout of the keyboard; poor quality of the display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2014
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad E540 – когато бизнесът е на първо място
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; long battery life; good brightness and accurate colors of the display; high performance; easy access to the cooling system, disc media, RAM memory (two slots), BIOS battery and Wi-Fi module. Negative: Relatively thick; not very high coverage of sRGB color space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2014
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad E540 – когато бизнесът е на първо място
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; long battery life; good brightness and accurate colors of the display; high performance; easy access to the cooling system, disc media, RAM memory (two slots), BIOS battery and Wi-Fi module. Negative: Relatively thick; not very high coverage of sRGB color space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2014

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540-20C6006JGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540-20C6006JGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540-20C6006JGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad E540
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 73% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60071BM

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60071BMNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60071BM
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad E540 – елегантен, надежден и мощен
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant and highly efficient design; large and comfortable waterproof keyboard; very good display; good sound system; powerful performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2014

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4600:

Integrated processor graphics card found on a number of Haswell CPU models. Offers varying clock speeds depending on the CPU.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

4000M:

Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with no Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4702MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

4200M: Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.5 kg:


72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-10 (Update: 2019-04-30)