ThinkPad E540


Optimized for Windows 8, this 15.6" small business laptop features 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 E540Features

    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 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, 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 award-winning keyboard
    Full-Sized, Spill-Resistant Keyboard Optimized for Windows 8
    Superior web-conferencing on the ThinkPad E540 with integrated 720p webcam & noise-cancelling mic
    Superior Web Conferencing With Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Noise-Cancelling Mic
  • Reviews

    ThinkPad E540Reviews

    E540 reviews verified by Reevoo

    Battery life
    Size and weight
    Value for money
    Overall rating
    Scores 7.8 out of 10 based on 545 reviews
    10 out of 10


    Manchester GB General home user
    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)

    1 out of 10


    Skelmorlie GB General home user
    Product did not function from outset
    TrackPoint/Touchpad did not function.
    Service dept did not know I had purchased on-site service.
    Refund still outstanding
    Confirmed purchase: 26 January 2015
    Published on: 21 March 2015

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    Joe, @ Lenovo

    Hi Mary,

    Sorry for the problems you have had with your laptop. We appreciate your feedback and I'd like to make contact via email to help, I'll be in touch soon.

    Best wishes


    8 out of 10


    Saint Leonards-on-Sea GB General Home Use with
    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 Business user
    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


    GB General home user
    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)

    1 out of 10


    Windsor GB General home user
    it came with a trojan and adware preinstalled on it
    Confirmed purchase: 22 December 2014
    Published on: 16 January 2015

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    Joe, @ Lenovo

    Hi David,

    I'd like to help with any software problems you may be having. I will send an email across to assist.

    Thank you for your Reevoo review,

    Best wishes


    4 out of 10


    GB Business user
    the weight of the laptop is ok.
    it costs almost £ 700 but has no backlit keyboard;

    Quality of the screen is low (low angles of view, bad readability);

    Only 3 usb ports is not enough ;

    Short charger cable;

    It was delivered with out of date software - more than a year;

    Your own software does not work on the device - Lenovo Setting crashes after update;

    About HDD: it has only one partition for the users (the Windows partition) and this is very unprofessional because there is a risk of data lose and it also affects performance. This is forcing the users to buy other devices so they can make backups all the time.
    Confirmed purchase: 13 December 2014
    Published on: 03 January 2015

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    Joe, @ Lenovo

    Hi Lustin,

    Thanks for your thoughts on the ThinkPad E540 Touch. The ThinkPad E540 does feature a rescue and recovery system, I'd like to help you with this, I'll be in touch via email shortly with details.

    Thanks again,

    Best wishes


    7 out of 10


    UK GB General home user
    - 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)

    2 out of 10


    Newbury, Berkshire GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    Bought 2 x laptops which has been loaded with Microsoft business office software.

    Both laptops have slowed down considerably, both keeps freezing especially when using either internet explorer browser or chrome browser. One of the laptop has stopped to work altogether. It cannot be turned on at all ,even though we have had the laptops for less than a month.

    Glad we took out the repair/fix on site package for 3 years.

    The experience we have had so far is very poor . The laptops do not do want it says on the box.

    We are very disappointed customers.
    Confirmed purchase: 05 December 2014
    Published on: 27 December 2014

    ThinkPad E540 (3G)

    Joe, @ Lenovo

    Hi John,

    Apologies for the problems you have had with your computers. I will be making contact via email to provide assistance and to work with our support team to find a solution for you.

    Thanks for getting in touch with your feedback,

    Best wishes


    9 out of 10


    Ripley, Derbyshire GB Often on the move
    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)

  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad E540Tech Specs

    PDFThinkpad E440-E540 Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkpad E440-E540
    4th generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 processors
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8 Pro Downgrade
    • Free DOS
    • 14.0 HD Vibrant View and Antiglare Display (1366 x 768) 200 nit
    • 14.0 HD+ Antiglare Display
    • Optional touch screen on HD
    • E440- 2.14 kg (4.71 lbs)
    • E540- 2.44 kg (5.37 lbs)
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 710 M + 1GB VRAM
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT740 M + 2GB VRAM
    Up to 16GB Max DDR3 (2 DIMM Slots)
    • (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
    8x DVD Rewritable
    Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2,Built-in dual array microphone (combo jack)
    • 48 WHr 6 Cell Cylindrical Li-Ion
    • 62 WHr 6 Cell Cylindrical Li-Ion
    • 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
    TrackPoint® with trackpad

    Specifications may vary

    Software Offerings

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

    ThinkPad E540Accessories & 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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      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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      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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      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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      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:
Battery Life
**Up to 6 hours with standard 6-cell 48Wh battery
Starting at 2.44 kg / 5.4 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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