7 of 11(64%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad E540
Review 1 for ThinkPad E540
ThinkPad E540 i7
Date:August 4, 2014
"I purchase this unit from the local Tiger Direct store, the first one I got came with the Right Click action defective, I went to the store and in two days I got the second one, the machine is great!, except the touch pad, it is terrible, I tried to disable it at the BIOS and did not find that option, anyway I am using an external mouse, much better control this way."
"I bought this computer online ($616.67 tax and delivered) from B&H Photo, NY. Had it delivered to a US address (Niagara Falls) $5.00 & drove back to Toronto. Declared all goods and the officer let us go, No duty, nothing. Good so far. 2 weeks old. Use it daily. Problems with the Wireless. Called Lenovo Support (Basically IBM). Remote controlled into my machine. Not fixed. Escalated to Level 1 support. Next day, IBM delivered a new Wireless Card (AC 7260) to my door. (Although I already tried it myself but it didn't fix). I'm a techie myself!!! Didn't tell IBM rep for warranty purposes. Next morning, an IBM rep came and installed the card. I knew it needed a driver pgm. The IBM rep told me he was h/w guy and download the driver, and left my house.I went to Lenovo site and downloaded the driver. Looked for AC 7260 and downloaded the driver. Installed and all is working good. Keypad button no good, there's only one like apple's. I like it 2; left and right buttons - better control."
"My wife's last laptop the sound went out and some of the keys on the keyboard quit working. I did lots of research and pricing. Lenovo was rated one of the top laptop brands overall. I found a great deal on a Thinkpad E540. It had everything I wanted plus more. It did only came with 4 GB or RAM which I quickly replaced with the maximum 16 GB. The extra RAM made a fast laptop even faster. So far no problems. Did remove some of the bloatware, which wasn't too bad, I've seen lots worse on new computers. I like that it came installed with Windows 7 Pro and a disc to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro if desired. The only complaint so far is the top shows finger smudges. Neither my wife or I play games so don't know about gaming performance. For surfing the web, using office applications and general computer stuff the E540 is fast and should be able to handle anything thrown it's way."
"The speakers are located underneath the computer which negatively effects acoustics on a frequent basis. Furthermore, the speakers can not achieve a high volume, so in busy environments without headphones you must hold your computer in the air and press your air against the bottom of the bottom the computer to hear anything. Not ideal to say the least.
The trackpad is placed off-centre left for no understandable reason, which negatively affects typing. Furthermore, clicking with the trackpad causes the pointer to move erratically, and as such is nearly impossible to use. This does not improve with careful practiced effort.
The lid of the laptop is difficult to open because of stiff joints, so it requires two hands to open.
The inbuilt microphone on this model requires shouting."
"I got this machine because I need a big touchscreen laptop, and there is no such thing as a T540s (yet). It took me a while to get the touchpad adjusted properly (I use it only for left, right and middle clicks, in conjunction with the trackpoint button). Once set up it works fine and is predictable. Turning off "gestures" is key to this kind of setup.
The hi-res version of the touchscreen is beautiful and bright. Other than that, the machine is a bit big and clunky, but works great and for the price can't be beat."