ThinkPad E540 Touch


Optimized for Windows 8, this 15.6" small business laptop features 10-point multitouch screen, improved graphics support, enhanced multimedia, and robust security. Plus, Lenovo OneLink technology simplifies connectivity and expands power through a single cable. Available in Midnight Black and Heatwave Red.

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  • Features

    ThinkPad E540 TouchFeatures

    Capacitive Touch Panel

    A capacitive touch panel allows for impeccable response time to 10-finger touch. Actions trigger immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays.

    Lenovo OneLink Technology

    Get more from your power cable! OneLink technology is a unique interface that simplifies connectivity through a single cable to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock. The OneLink dock provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio—all while charging your notebook.

    Lenovo Solutions for Small Business

    Built on the Intel® Small Business Advantage platform and includes unique security and productivity features to keep your small-to-mid-sized business up and running: after-hours maintenance, software monitoring, USB blocker, energy savings, and the ability to backup and restore applications.

    Award-Winning Keyboard Further Enhanced for Windows 8

    Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. And now it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons, function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration can be configured multiple ways through Settings.

    Long Battery Life

    Nearly all-day computing with up to **6 hours unplugged lets you get a full day of work in on a single charge.

    HDD Performance Booster

    The performance booster doubles system speed, especially when opening and saving so you spend less time waiting and more time doing.

    Fast Data Transfer

    Move data quickly between the E540 Touch and other devices with SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which enables up to 10 times faster file transfer, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals.

    Drop-Down Hinges & Active Protection System

    Enjoy a laptop that lasts, thanks to the durability of drop-down hinges and Active Protection System (APS), which detects when the system is dropped and reacts by stopping the hard drive and protecting your data.

    Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones

    Enjoy superior web conferencing on your E540 Touch, which includes a low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, dual noise-cancelling microphones with configurations for crystal-clear private and conference mode VOIP meetings, plus, convenient multimedia keys for quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.

    Dolby® Speakers With Advanced Audio™

    This suite of audio technologies enables your ThinkPad to deliver a crisp, clear surround sound experience over its built-in stereo speakers. The technology increases audio clarity for VOIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos.

    Integrated Fingerprint Reader (Optional)

    Get quick, convenient access and secure login with one swipe.

    Lenovo Cloud Storage

    Protect your critical data, while also making access to information and file-sharing quick and convenient. Automatically back-up and synchronize data across the organization, while enabling access from multiple devices. Data is encrypted on transfer for an extra level of security.

    Lenovo laptop ThinkPad E540 Touch With 10-Point Multitouch Screen Optimized for Windows 8
    10-Point Multitouch Screen Optimized for Windows 8
    Lenovo laptop ThinkPad E540 Touch award-winning keyboard
    Full-Sized, Spill-Resistant Keyboard Optimized for Windows 8
  • Reviews

    ThinkPad E540 TouchReviews

    E540 Touch reviews verified by Reevoo

    Battery life
    Size and weight
    Value for money
    Overall rating
    Scores 7.8 out of 10 based on 530 reviews
    10 out of 10


    Manchester GB
    Excellent design, Fantastic specification, excellent battery life, would recommend and definitely buy again from Lenovo
    Liked everything, nothing wrong with the product.
    Confirmed purchase: 06 January 2015
    Published on: 26 March 2015

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    8 out of 10


    Saint Leonards-on-Sea GB
    Seems a nice compact unit with plenty of power should last me years
    The Touch/mouse pad seems a little cheap and flimsy but i generally use a wireless mouse and keyboard so not an issue
    Confirmed purchase: 30 January 2015
    Published on: 21 February 2015

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    8 out of 10


    London, England GB
    Build quality looks very good but I have only had the product for 10 days so durability has not been tested.
    The docking station power button does not activate the ThinkPad as promised.
    Confirmed purchase: 26 January 2015
    Published on: 17 February 2015

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    9 out of 10


    Reviewer left no comment
    Overheats at times, and have to turn off until cools down
    Confirmed purchase: 24 December 2014
    Published on: 28 January 2015

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    7 out of 10


    UK GB
    - Excellent keys, screen (i paid for an upgrade), weight.
    - Ordering web site / computer build set up, very clear and easy. I wanted a Dell but their ordering web site barely works, Lenovo's was very smooth.
    - Of the 125GB SSD drive only 52GB was available on delivery - this is appalling.
    - I paid to downgrade to Win 7 and Lenovo have left Win 8 on also, total waste of resource.
    - Mouse pad and integral buttons v poor.
    - No ports on rear mean crowded on sides.
    - Battery life disappointing
    Confirmed purchase: 28 November 2014
    Published on: 29 December 2014

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    9 out of 10


    Ripley, Derbyshire GB
    Screen is really good and clear. The specification is superb for the price
    It came with Norton installed even though I specifically stated not to
    Confirmed purchase: 28 November 2014
    Published on: 19 December 2014

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    8 out of 10


    London GB
    It is a powerful machine with Inter Core i7 CPUs and 8GB of RAM. Keyboard is nice and the overall design is good.
    Thik and bulky. Material look cheap.
    Screen resolution is not very good.
    Confirmed purchase: 21 November 2014
    Published on: 16 December 2014

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    9 out of 10


    Woking GB
    Powerful, problem free, good screen, sleek and elegant.
    Two days after I bought it the price dropped £50 and they upgraded the processor - the double hit was rather harsh and leaves a bad feeling towards Lenovo (tough decision as to whether I would buy again from them).

    No locking mechanism for the lid which may leave it more prone to damage when travelling/transporting it.
    Confirmed purchase: 17 November 2014
    Published on: 13 December 2014

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    9 out of 10


    So far, so good - I'm setting it up slowly to migrate from my existing laptop in due course, and the process has been completely painless so far. To the extent that I've used it, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
    Battery life is not the best out there - but I knew that when I purchased it.
    Confirmed purchase: 17 November 2014
    Published on: 08 December 2014

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    1 out of 10


    Reviewer left no comment
    Poor build quality.
    Confirmed purchase: 11 November 2014
    Published on: 07 December 2014

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad E540 TouchTech Specs

    PDFThinkPad E540 Touch Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkPad E540 Touch
    4th generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 processors
    Operating System
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8 Pro Downgrade
    • Free DOS
    • 15.6 HD Antiglare Display (1366 x 768) 200 nit
    • 15.6 FHD Antiglare Display (1920 x 1080) 300 nit
    • Optional touch screen on HD and FHD Display
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 710 M + 1GB VRAM
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT740 M + 2GB VRAM
    2.44 kg (5.37 lbs)
    Up to 16GB Max DDR3 (2 DIMM Slots)
    I/O (Input/Output) Ports
    • (1) VGA
    • (1) HDMI
    • (2) USB 3.0
    • (1) Always on USB 2.0
    • (1) RJ45
    • (1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
    • (1) Lenovo® OneLink
    720p HD
    • HDD: Up To 1TB 5400 rpm (9.5 mm)
    • SSD: 128GB
    Optical Drive
    8x DVD Rewritable
    • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
    • Built-in dual array microphone (combo jack)
    • Windows 8 optimized keyboard with Mic Mute, Speaker Mute and Fn Key status LEDs.
    • Numeric keypad for E540
    • 48 WHr 6 Cell Cylindrical Li-Ion
    • 62 WHr 6 Cell Cylindrical Li-Ion
    Battery Life
    Up to 6 hrs
    Gigabit Ethernet
    • 1 x 1 11 bgn + BT 4.0
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 (2 x 2) BGN + BT
    • 2 x 2 11 abgn + BT 4.0
    Wireless WWAN
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    377 mm x 26.6 mm x 250 mm (14.84" x 1.04" x 9.84")
    TrackPoint® with trackpad
    Bluetooth® combination with WLAN
    Fingerprint Reader

    Specifications may vary

    Software Offering

    Preloaded Applications
    • LSSB powered with Intel® SBA (On Intel® Models)
    • Lenovo® Cloud Storage powered by SugarSync (ROW)
    • Lenovo® Cloud (China)
    • Fortemedia
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad E540 TouchAccessories & Services

    • ThinkPad One Link Dock - Midnight Black<c:if test="true">(4X10A06092)</c:if> <c:if test="false">(4X10A06092)</c:if>  <c:if test="false">(4X10A06083)</c:if> <c:if test="false">(4X10A06083)</c:if>

      ThinkPad One Link Dock - Midnight Black(4X10A06092)

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      Ships in 7 business days

      Enables a clutter-free desktop with single cable management, plus OneLink Dock lets you get more from your power cable! Docking provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio — all while charging your notebook.

    • ThinkPad Battery 75+ (6 cell) (0A36311)

      ThinkPad Battery 75+ (6 cell) (0A36311)

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      Ships in 7 business days

      Stay unplugged longer with the ThinkPad Battery 75+. This rechargeable six-cell battery uses Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) technology and can be used as a replacement for aging system batteries or as a convenient spare battery.

    • Lenovo 65W DC Travel Adapter (0B47481)

      Lenovo 65W DC Travel Adapter (0B47481)

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      Ships in 9 business days

      Get power when and where you need it with a Lenovo 65W DC Travel adapter. Ideal for mobile users and travelers. With CLA and Empower adapter for auto and air use, this versatile solution can meet almost all of your mobile power needs. Equipped with a fixed “slim tip” specifically for ThinkPad systems. Lenovo power adapters are compact, energy efficient, and backed by a 1-year warranty.

    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

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      Ships in 7 business days

      The Lenovo Security Cable Lock allows you to help reduce theft and manage physical security access wherever you need it. One piece design for easy use. Lightweight ( 130 g / 0.29 lbs ) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling.

    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

    • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

    Ultimate Data Security

    • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
Standard on the E540 Touch:
Battery Life
**Up to 6 hours on standard 6-cell 48Wh battery
Starting at 2.73 kg / 6.02 lbs
Stereo with Dolby® Advanced Audio™
Dual-array with VOIP enhancement
2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 powered, VGA, HDMI, RJ45, 4-in-1 card reader, audio/headphone combo jack, Lenovo OneLink technology


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