Lenovo ThinkPad E540 20C6008SUS 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)

Lenovo ThinkPad E540 20C6008SUS 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)

Lenovo ThinkPad E540 20C6008SUS 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4200M (Haswell)
  • 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 500GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • 15.6" HD Antiglare LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Built-in Webcam, Mic, & Speakers
  • Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
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The black ThinkPad E540 20C6008SUS 15.6" Notebook Computer from Lenovo delivers both in terms of performance and mobility. The ThinkPad E540 provides a 6-cell lithium ion battery for up to 6.2 hours per charge (battery life may vary). The ThinkPad E540 features an ABS plastic lid for a portable yet durable design.

The 15.6" widescreen display is backlit with LED lamps, which brighten faster, use less power, and last longer than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HDTVs. The HD 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600. The native resolution allows you to play back 720p HD content without upscaling or letterboxing.

The system is powered by a 4th generation Haswell dual-core 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4200M processor. It also has 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 4-in-1 media card reader, a fingerprint reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam, and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 technology.

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) is the installed operating system. This version of Windows 7 Professional is preinstalled through the downgrade rights in Windows 8 Pro (64-bit).

4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core Performance
The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i5-4200M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.5 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.1 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 4th generation Haswell processor uses low voltage to extend battery life without sacrificing performance. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to push the dual cores up to four virtual cores for quick and efficient multitasking.
15.6" Antiglare LED-Backlit Display
The 15.6" display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600. The native resolution allows you to play back 720p HD content natively without upscaling or letterboxing. The screen also has a matte, antiglare finish, which allows you to use the ThinkPad E540 in brightly-lit environments with ease. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
Wireless Connectivity
The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, which provides a high-speed connection to your home or office wireless network. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 technology for connecting to Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as a wireless mouse.
USB 3.0 - 10x Faster than USB 2.0
USB 3.0 can reach data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, which is up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices so you don't have to worry about losing access to your older peripherals. Also, one of the USB ports is powered so you can charge your portable device for added convenience.
4-in-1 Media Card Reader
The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 has a 4-in-1 media card slot that can read Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC), and MultiMediaCard (MMC).
SuperMulti DVD Burner
The Lenovo ThinkPad E540 houses a SuperMulti DVD burner, which allows you to read and write both CDs and DVDs.
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
This version of Windows 7 Professional is preinstalled through the downgrade rights in Windows 8 Pro (64-bit).
In the Box
Lenovo ThinkPad E540 20C6008SUS 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Lenovo 20C6008SUS Specs

    Processor Intel Core i5-4200M
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1366 x 768
    Finish Matte
    Maximum Brightness 200 cd/m2
    Optical Drive Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x Docking Connector
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Media Card Slots MMC
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing
    Operating System Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit)
    Security HDD User Password Protection, Power-On Password, Infineon TPM Software Professional Package, Kensington Lock Slot, Fingerprint Reader
    Keyboard Standard Notebook Keyboard (Numeric Keypad)
    Pointing Device TouchPad & Pointing Stick
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 14.8 x 1.1 x 9.8" / 37.6 x 2.8 x 24.9 cm
    Weight 5.4 lb / 2.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 13.1 x 3.7"

    Lenovo 20C6008SUS Reviews

    ThinkPad E540 20C6008SUS 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Laptop with Windows 7 Laptop used for Business Applications Great Laptop with Windows 7 still available at reasonable price
    Date published: 2014-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ThinkPad E540 20C6008SUS 15.6 Notebook This laptop performs outstanding. Boots up very fast. Some of the Lenovo software are duplications of apps already in Win 7 pro, so I deleted them. I also streamlined the services and disabled services I do not need from starting. I reduced the start up programs to a minimum being careful to not disable essential Lenovo functions. The machine runs even faster then out of the box. I expanded the memory to 8 GB. The keypad is great! I just disabled the tapping function to avoid errors, otherwise just great! My wife just loves the machine. Prefer windows 7 versus 8 so the setup was great.
    Date published: 2014-11-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, mid-range i5 Business ThinkPad Good: This hit the sweet spot for an affordable business i5 2.5 GHz Dual Core i5-4200M (with hyper-threading) with Intel Intel 4600 HD Graphics.Good: With a VGA port, a CD/DVD-R drive and a RJ45 Gigabit LAN Port...This laptop is compatible with classic IT infrastructure.Good: Easy expandability to 2x8GB=16GB and to a Dual-Band 802.11ac, dual-band, 2x2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth* adapter later on.Good: Fingerprint scanner instead of typing login is very convenient!Good: Numberpad and the calculator/screen lock/computer quick keys are convenient!Good/Bad: People complain about the sensitivity and long-throw of the gestures on the TouchPad. I don't like it either. I prefer to disable the gestures and just use the classic ThinkPad TrackPoint with the TouchPad used as left/right mouse buttons.Attention: This is a business laptop, not a multimedia laptop. The screen nor external speakers are not well suited for playing back HD movies.Attention: The soft-touch textured plastic, particularly on the back of the LCD, is susceptible to scratches and friction wear. A firm-fitting neoprene case is necessary to keep it looking new.Attention: 4GB is installed. I suggest installing another 4GB stick in the second memory slot because it enables faster interleaved memory...It's much more usable then since the Intel integrated 4600 graphics shares system memory. Conclusion: For the price, features and expandability options, I am very happy with my purchase.
    Date published: 2014-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service and product This was my first purchase from B&H. I was very impressed. Shipping was fast. Service was excellent. Product is high quality. Hard drive was 7200 RPM vs. 5400. Upgradable to a high amount of RAM and came with license for Windows 8 professional, which is essential for networking, and which saved a $100 upgrade fee. Keyboard is awesome, with great feel. Price was outstanding for the hardware installed on this machine.
    Date published: 2014-12-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for! While the price was right, things went south from there. At first I could not get on line. When I managed that, a window would pop up telling me it was necessary to download files, e.g., Java. While doing so an Accept/Decline box appeared to complete the download. Then 3 more accept/decline boxes appeared in concession(looking just like the Java), but to accept meant you were down loading other software! After declining each one I was able to complete the download. I suspected that my computer may possibly be infected with malware. When I called for support with the number provided, the supposed support person tried to sell me antivirus products. When I informed him that I called for support and not to be sold anything, he hung up. The computer came with antivirus software. I have been using computers for about 30 years. I bought an IMac and am quite happy. The people at BH were very responsive and helpful.
    Date published: 2014-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from As good as advertised, very pleased! We purchased two for our small surgical office. The shipment arrived quickly and well packaged. The laptops were super easy to set up and were online in a matter of minutes. The ThinkPad is an ideal business laptop without the annoying bloatware, the trackpad is better than most out there, and the keyboard is excellent. I took off one star for 2 reasons: 1. The B&H website was undergoing maintenance while I was ordering. Why do site maintenance on a Friday afternoon? And, when I had to make a minor change on my order it was delayed. AND, 2. When I checked the warranty on the machines (includes a 1 year manufacturer warranty) it showed the expiration date for the warranties at less than a year. I called Lenovo and it turns out they started the warranty when B&H ran a diagnostic check upon receipt of the machines. So, I had to get a case # for each laptop and email a scanned copy of POF from B&H so Lenovo could reset the warranty date.
    Date published: 2014-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well boxed and shipped!!! The Package was very well cushoined and packed (box within a box). Received the package on time.
    Date published: 2014-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific with a sleek clean look I am an editor who requires a high speed laptop. The Lenovo is superior to most other laptops I have tried. The only negative is the number key pad on the right side which I do not use.
    Date published: 2014-09-17
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